Our surveys make thorough assessments of all types of drainage systems. With the world’s most superior recording equipment, our CCTV Mega-Cams delve into your drain giving you and our engineers the best possible response to drainage issues.
First we need to know the size of the drains, as this will determine which of our cameras is right for the job. For example, if your pipes are smaller than 6 inches in diameter, we have a push rod camera at the ready to reveal the same level of insight as the Mega-Float, 4-wheel Crawler and more. We start by carefully placing a camera inside the drain or sewer to reveal any issues that could affect the performance of your drains. Some issues that our CCTV surveys can detect include blockages, root damage and pipe collapse. We can then produce a report on the site’s drainage systems, verifying the integrity, cleanliness and operational effectiveness of the system.
The cost will vary depending on a number of factors. But current data shows that the average cost for a drain survey is £250. Factors that can influence the price include: the size and type of property, the length of the drain and how easy it is to access for our drain specialists.
Our Mega-Cam provides the highest quality CCTV drain inspection and can detect settled deposits, joints displacement, deformed sewers, fractures, broken pipes and cracks. It can also pin-point the precise location of the problem. The Mega-Cam can operate up to 500m from the vehicle. We can access surface water drains as well as underground culverts using cure in place pipe (CIPP). This then provides us with a map of existing sewers and connections in any given area. Hydro Cleansing use the latest CCTV technology when carrying out any drain survey or CCTV sewer inspection. Our cameras record HD quality videos of any issues detected within drains, using shadow-less LED lighting with 10x optical zoom and dual lasers to measure defects. Our cameras are suitable for drains measuring less than 150mm (6”) all the way up to 1000mm (40”) in diameter.
The crawler unit is a remote-controlled CCTV robot camera system. It has 4-wheel drive and colour CCTV for optimised drain surveying. It’s suitable for pipes between 450mm and 2 metres+ in diameter. This unit comes complete with built-in DVD so that every drain survey is recorded. We then ensure a copy is given to the client as a formal report regarding the condition and structure of their drainage network.
Hydro Cleansing's research team designed a remote camera specifically for water-bound environments. Mega-Float provides high definition recordings for surveying faults, blockages and drainage infrastructure. This camera can inspect flooded sewers, culverts and drains, whilst still providing comprehensive reports within 48 hours. Mega-Float also has the ability investigate the dangers of entering water bound environments.
Hydro Cleansing use a push rod camera system when carrying out a drain survey on pipes smaller than 150mm (6 inches). With this slightly more manual tool, we can carry out a drain inspection to assess narrow, smaller pipes whilst providing the same level of report detail that we achieve with our more technically advanced cameras.
Hydro Cleansing’s professional CCTV drainage surveys can help you identify and address potential problems early on. Our team of experienced engineers and confined space experts use state-of-the-art technology to conduct sewer and drainage inspections in all areas, ensuring that your system is functioning optimally. Our drain specialist assessments are accurate and efficient, providing you with the insights you need to keep your system running smoothly. You can trust Hydro Cleansing to be your trustworthy provider of CCTV drainage survey services.
Pre purchase surveys can be required by mortgage lenders prior to agreeing to a mortgage. This is to assure the mortgage lender that the property for which they are giving a loan has no hidden faults that could seriously cause it to devalue. It also assures the buyer of the property that the drains are in good working order. Hydro Cleansing engineers are fully trained and qualified specialists in operating our remotely controlled cameras for homebuyer drain surveys. Our engineers assess the state and integrity of the drain or sewer without causing any disruptions to the client or the environment. Our engineers provide a report on any findings along with recommendations that would resolve any issues found. Getting a pre purchase survey is a great way to avoid unexpected repair costs further down the line. A CCTV drainage survey for a house or flat will also give you an idea of how much you might need to invest in a property after you buy it. Similarly, it can be worth investing in a home-seller drainage survey if you’re looking to speed up the process of selling your house.
Conditional and connectivity surveys assess the internal condition of drains and sewer systems by revealing any pipe collapses, rot damage or blockages. Inspecting the structural condition means that any problems can be dealt with immediately and any future problems can be avoided.
CCTV drain surveys are carried out by inserting a camera into the drain/sewer system to detect and identify any issues that could affect the performance of your drains, such as blockages, root damage or pipe collapse. Typically deployed to find and record faults within drainage systems, HCL’s CCTV drain survey can help prevent any failures in the drainage system. CCTV drain survey is used to a great extent, within the construction industry, at the point of site handover. The engineer will carry out a comprehensive evaluation, producing a report on the site’s drainage systems, verifying the integrity, cleanliness and operational effectiveness of the system. The report is vital to the assured and complete handover of a building, and could prevent on-going disputes over liabilities, should systems fail.
HCL operates one of the largest fleets of CCTV drain survey vans, in the South East. Our CCTV cameras produce HD quality video recordings of the state of your drains, highlighting and pinpointing the precise location of any issues detected within your drainage system. These cameras are able to survey pipe sizes between 50mm and 300mm in diameter and operate at distances of up to 500m, enabling our engineers to easily identify objects causing blockages or any other issues with your drains. Our CCTV operators are trained and accredited to OS19X for Piped Drains and Sewers, and OS21X for Bricked Sewers. These accreditations are a pre-requisite for all operators who prepare CCTV reports, for long term records purposes, for all the UK’s Water PLCs. Upon completion of the CCTV drainage survey, our clients are provided with a full colour DVD and a comprehensive WinCan version 8 report, alongside recommendations prepared by a fully qualified engineer. CCTV drains surveys are usually required to find faults that are affecting, or could affect, the integrity of the drains operating at the optimum levels. This service is required by those in the construction industry, councils, businesses and homeowners as well as those who are in the process of purchasing a property. The report is vital to the assured and complete handover of a building preventing on-going disputes over liabilities, should systems fail.
This will depend on the size of your drain system, as well as the diameter and length of the drains. It can range from anywhere between an hour and a few hours. It will also depend on what is found as the survey is underway. For example, blocked pipes can cause the inspection to take longer to complete.
Conditional & Connectivity CCTV Surveys Conditional and connectivity CCTV surveys assess the internal condition of our drains and sewage systems unearthing any pipe collapses, rot damage or blockages. Inspecting the structural condition means that any problems can be dealt with straight away and any future problems can be avoided. Pre-Adoption CCTV Surveys Pre-adoption CCTV surveys are carried out by water authorities, builders, architects, developers and local authorities when buying assets, which involve drainage systems. It provides confirmation and security that the pipelines are in good condition, that no unknown environmental risks are being accepted and there are no hidden problems within the drainage systems. Home Buyer/Seller CCTV Surveys Pre-purchase homebuyer CCTV surveys are now required by most mortgage lenders, and gives peace of mind to the prospective property buyer. This can be particularly relevant if the property is older, has had refurbishment work completed, or if there have been construction activities in the surrounding area. Pre-Demolition CCTV Surveys Pre-demolition CCTV surveys help to establish drain runs, locate access chambers, and secure location prior to demolition. This is vital in protecting the drainage system, and preventing damage to the system as a result of the demolition.
Push Rod Cameras For pipes smaller than 150mm (6 inches), HCL uses an advanced push rod camera system, which consists of a camera attached to a rod, which can be manually navigated to identify problems. This small camera system is able to access narrow, smaller pipes, and provides the same level of reporting, as our other cameras. Crawler Camera The crawler unit drain camera is a remote controlled CCTV camera system. It has 4-wheel drive, colour CCTV inspection, and is suitable for pipes between 50mm and 300m in diameter. This camera system also produces HD quality reports for our clients. Mega Cam Mega-Cam is used for longer and larger pipe sections, is operated by remote control, and has advanced pan and tilt technology. This high performance CCTV drainage camera system is supplied with 500m of Kevlar-reinforced cable, with an auto self-levelling high definition (HD) colour camera and 4-wheel drive. Suitable for pipe sizes from 150mm (6") up to 1000mm (40") in diameter. All WinCan surveys are recorded with this camera’s built-in DVD, which records the condition and structure of the drainage system and is provided as a formal report to our clients.
There are more than one type of topographical survey, depending on the purpose of the survey and the desired output. These are; general land survey, boundary survey, and construction surveys. General Land Surveys Land surveys are for determining distances and angles between points on the land, and is essential for civil engineering and construction projects. Land surveys determine the three-dimensional positions of points and the distances and angles between them. Boundary Surveys Boundary surveys are used to identify a property’s boundary lines and are used as a means of formally defining the limits of properties. This is an essential part of property ownership. If boundary lines are contradictory, landowners may need to carry out a boundary survey. Boundary surveys are usually carried out prior to the purchase of land, and include the measurements of the land. Construction Surveys A construction survey is much like a land survey and involves looking at the natural habitat of the area. This survey is concerned with the layout of the project and involve markers and reference points on the site that instruct contractors where to start building a new structure.