Whether you have just moved into a property, and looking to buy a property, or are planning to make changes to a building or land, a drainage survey is of paramount importance.
Drain mapping can safeguard against damage to pre-existing systems that may become more costly to repair down the line. Any cracks, leaks, or root intrusions can be discovered and dealt with immediately, making repair work more efficient.
Drain mapping is also important for flood risk management and pollution prevention. In case of flooding, having a drain map would reduce damage to your property as it would help engineers to ensure any water is safely redirected and transported away from the site.
In some cases, drain mapping may be a legal requirement for building projects. For example, if you’re planning to build an extension on your property, it may be requested that you have a map of the drainage system to ensure any changes made do not cause problems. Older properties may have an inaccurate chart of their drainage, therefore drainage mapping helps site managers and engineers make an informed decision on whether it needs an alteration or upgrade.