Formerly known as Tank Pipe & Drain

CCTV Drain Survey/ Inspection

Nationwide Service

Types of CCTV Drain Surveys:

  • Home Buyers CCTV Drain Survey
  • Pre-Build CCTV Drain Survey
  • Drainage Mapping CCTV Drain Survey
  • Rodent Infestation CCTV Drain Survey

We use the latest CCTV drain survey equipment and our qualified operatives to identify any issues with drainage across Dublin, Westmeath, Meath, Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway, Kildare, Cavan and surrounding Counties.

Flooding caused by blocked or collapsed drains can have an adverse effect on business operations and domestic homes. In addition, there could be significant costs for repairs and remediation.

Call us on 1800 844 060 to speak to our friendly team for recommendations and advice or to book in this service.

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How Does a CCTV Drainage Survey Work?

A CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) drainage survey is a method used to inspect the condition of drainage systems, sewers, and pipes without the need for excavation. This non-invasive technique is a cost-effective and efficient way of identifying problems such as blockages, leaks, and structural damage. The process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Preparation: Before starting the survey, the site is assessed to determine the best access points to the drainage system. Any obstructions or debris that might hinder the inspection are removed.

  2. Camera insertion: A high-resolution CCTV camera, usually attached to a crawler unit or a pushrod, is inserted into the drainage system. The camera is designed to be waterproof, small enough to navigate through tight spaces, and equipped with bright LED lights to illuminate the interior of the pipes.

  3. Video recording and inspection: As the camera moves through the drainage system, it sends live video footage back to the operator above ground. The operator monitors the video in real-time and can control the camera’s movement remotely. This allows them to identify any issues such as blockages, cracks, leaks, or structural defects.

  4. Data collection: In addition to the video footage, the CCTV system often collects other data such as the distance traveled by the camera, pipe diameter, and location coordinates. This information is useful for creating an accurate map of the drainage system and pinpointing the exact location of any identified issues.

  5. Analysis and reporting: After the survey, the recorded footage is carefully reviewed and analyzed by experts. They document their findings in a comprehensive report, which typically includes images, descriptions of any issues identified, and recommendations for remedial action if needed.

  6. Remediation: If any issues are discovered during the survey, appropriate steps are taken to address them. This may involve cleaning, repairing, or replacing damaged pipes, or implementing preventative measures to avoid future problems.

CCTV drainage surveys are a valuable tool for diagnosing problems in underground drainage systems and can save time, money, and effort by identifying issues before they escalate into more severe problems.

What Are the Advantages of CCTV Drain Surveys?

CCTV drain surveys offer numerous advantages for inspecting and maintaining drainage systems. Some of the key benefits include:

  1. Non-invasive method: CCTV surveys are non-destructive and do not require excavation or digging to inspect the pipes. This minimizes disruption to the surrounding area and reduces the risk of damaging existing infrastructure.

  2. Cost-effective: By identifying issues early and accurately, CCTV drain surveys can save property owners money on expensive repair work. This preventive approach helps avoid large-scale problems and reduces overall maintenance costs.

  3. Accurate and detailed information: High-resolution cameras provide clear, detailed images of the pipe interiors, enabling accurate identification of issues such as blockages, cracks, and structural defects. The additional data collected, such as location coordinates and pipe dimensions, allow for precise mapping of the drainage system.

  4. Time-efficient: CCTV drain surveys are relatively quick to conduct compared to traditional methods, such as manual inspection or excavation. The real-time video feed allows operators to identify problems immediately, and the recorded footage can be reviewed and analyzed at a later time.

  5. Enhanced safety: Since the inspection is performed remotely, operators are not exposed to the hazards associated with entering confined spaces, such as toxic gases or potential cave-ins.

  6. Comprehensive reporting: The analysis and reporting of a CCTV drain survey provide valuable insights into the overall condition of the drainage system. The detailed reports include images, descriptions of identified issues, and recommendations for remediation, making it easier for property owners and managers to make informed decisions.

  7. Versatility: CCTV drain surveys can be used for various types of drainage systems, including residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal applications. They are suitable for inspecting pipes of different materials, diameters, and lengths.

Overall, the advantages of CCTV drain surveys make them an indispensable tool for the inspection and maintenance of drainage systems. They provide accurate, detailed information about the condition of pipes, allowing for timely and cost-effective intervention when necessary.

Survey Quality Assurance

Making the best use of our CCTV drain survey systems and software to carry out work quickly and efficiently, our drainage specialists will deliver a high-quality, detailed digital video report, showing you the precise condition of your drainage system.

Our accreditations include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001

Call on 1800 844 060 to talk to one of our experienced team members who can provide support and further information about our services.