CCTV Drainage Surveys
Gar Construction Services now offers CCTV Drainage Surveys across the Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire areas. With our new CCTV drainage equipment and cameras, we can check drains and sewers for potential problems and also diagnose blockages and pipe damage for repairs. With this remote controlled technology, we no longer have to dig up pipework and drains looking for issues, therefore minimising disruption to your property.
If you’d like to book a CCTV Drainage Survey or have questions about this service, please get in touch.
Benefits of a CCTV Drain Survey
Here are just some of the benefits of having a CCTV Drainage Survey over a regular inspection.
- CCTV Pipe and Drain Inspections
- Hi-Resolution CCTV Images
- Identify Pipe and Drainage Problems
- Avoid Unnecessary Disruption
- Full Inspection Reports Given
- Sewage Treatment Specialists
- Septic Tank Surveys
What is the purpose of a CCTV Drainage Survey?
The main purpose of a Septic Tank CCTV Drainage Survey is to check the condition of the system and provide information about any defects. Following the survey, we will be able to comment on the general condition and efficiency of the system and its structural integrity.
Using our specialist CCTV equipment, we are able to inspect all elements of your sewerage system including the tank, pipework, chambers and the outflows with a total range of up to 60 metres. Whilst conducting the survey we can take full colour still images, which will be incorporated in our comprehensive written report, as well as video footage.
Colour images and video footage are also provided in a digital format. The report will comment on the overall condition and efficiency of the sewerage system, and specifically on each of the individual components of the system. The report will comment on the systems compliance with current legislation along with recommendations for any remedial work or preventative work required to comply or to prevent an issue occurring.
Depending on the reason for the survey the scope of the job can be tailored to meet your needs. Either a fully comprehensive survey and report can be completed, advisable if you are purchasing a property, or a partial survey could be used to investigate a specific problem.
Where an issue is identified our camera equipment can record the exact location of the defect and gather still images and video footage for review.
What types of issue might a CCTV survey reveal?
Examples of the issues a survey might reveal include but are not limited to blockages, a section of broken pipe, damage to pipework, displaced joints, a tank in poor structural condition. All these problems could affect the efficiency of the system and may mean that the effluent quality requirements are not met, which could lead to a fine or even prosecution.
When do I need a CCTV Septic Tank Survey?
If you are in the process of purchasing a property with a private sewerage system, you may want to arrange for a CCTV Drainage Inspection Report. This will likely be recommended by you solicitor. Please read more about CCTV Drainage Surveys for Home Buyers below.
If you already own a property with a private sewerage system and wish to have more information about its condition and to ensure it is fully compliant with current legislation.
To gain more information about an issue you are experiencing with your septic tank, cesspit, or sewerage treatment plant.
For more information, or to book a CCTV Drainage Survey please click here.
CCTV Drainage Inspection Reports for Home Buyers
When you are buying a new home with a septic tank, sewerage treatment plant or a cesspit it is now necessary to comply with the current legislation and standards, which were updated in 2020, about where effluent can be discharged and the quality of the effluent. It has also become a statutory requirement to get your system serviced annually and to maintain records of this.
Without detailed information about the condition of the sewerage system you could find yourself in a position where you have acquired a property with a system that does not meet the required standards, for which you could face prosecution, and you will have to spend money to get the system up to standard.
In view of the changes in legislation and the new septic tank regulations it has become common for conveyancing solicitors to insist on a drainage survey.
Whilst a homebuyer’s survey may include observation of the sewerage/drainage system it will likely be a superficial viewing on the system with limited information provided.Whilst there are obviously costs associated with commissioning a CCTV Drainage Inspection, the information about the condition of the septic system is invaluable to home buyers in the pre-purchase phase.
Any non-compliance or issues with the sewerage treatment plant, septic tank or cesspit can be directed back to the sellers for attention. If the inspection reveals that the system is in good order and complies with the Government’s Environment Agency General Binding Rules surrounding Septic Tanks, then you can complete your house purchase with peace of mind.