Importance of a Drainage Survey

May 06, 2020

Croft Drainage Solutions are well-accustomed to completing drainage site surveys. Often teaming up with their sister company; Croft Building Solutions. The two companies can work hand-in-hand to provide you with a full overview of your ground, site, drainage and pipework.

One of the most common forms of a drainage site survey is conducted using a CCTV camera. This gives us a true picture of the condition of the pipes and identifies any defects within. This form of site survey means that no digging or demolishing work needs to take place and offers and clean and reliable way to plot your drainage routes which can then be tracked on the surface.

Drainage systems go through a lot, and it doesn’t always have to be misuse which can cause issues. The range of issues can be from very easy to solve blockages right through to requiring new septic tanks or drainage fields as of the ones in use bare some form of risk.

Drainage site surveys can identify the following:

  • Blockages
  • Leaks
  • Displaced joints
  • Minor and major tree root ingress
  • Corrosion
  • Wear and tear
  • Cracked and collapsed drains
  • Scale build-up
  • Signs of poor installation or displacement

When drainage site surveys are important.

Homebuyers surveys.

If you are buying a new home which is not connected to the mains water system. It is always recommended that you enlist a trusted company to conduct a pre-purchase drainage site survey. For a buyer, this can save the cost of expensive repairs which are not picked up on later down the line. But for those looking to sell, it can help with a quick sale and ensure nothing can come back to bite you.

Build over surveys.

Build over surveys are carried out before and after building work. If you’re planning an extension on your existing property, the water authority will insist you carry out a CCTV drainage survey if building work is to take place over or near their pipes.

New drainage systems.

When considering installing a new drainage system, or building on greenspace which is not currently connected. A drainage site survey is a must. This survey is the opportunity to understand the type of ground you’re building on, the drainage systems available and the potential cost of these. Sometimes, building permissions are also needed so the survey is a great place to start to ensure you have all your facts in place.

For more information or to arrange a site survey, please contact the team today.