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How a CCTV Drain Survey Helps the Strategy of Building Work

If you have a major refurbishment or building project on the go, you want to have things planned well in advance. There will be various elements involved, maybe some renovating and retrofitting, and you’ll require a clear idea of materials required and what sort of contract work will be needed. But from a strategic viewpoint, you may also need to have a clear idea about what you’re planning to build on. This is where a CCTV drain survey proves invaluable.

 

How Does a CCTV Drain Survey Fit In?

 

If any part of your refurbishment or building work will involve you having to build over sewer pipes or a drainage network, then you need to know what you might find beneath ground. It is often the case that existing plans, though available, are not up to date. Drainage networks evolve and are subject to changes over time. These may have not been recorded.

What are the implications of starting your work without having this up to date knowledge? You might have a set of robust costings for materials and man-hours, along with a tight schedule to meet milestones and deadlines. However, should something go wrong, involving damage or disruption to utilities, this is going to throw your project off-course. Having the proper, prior knowledge is vital to the successful completion of most building projects and a CCTV drain survey can have a major part to play in this.

 

Accuracy and Cost Effectiveness

 

CCTV technology is a proven means of providing accurate, up to date drainage information. It’s cost effective in terms of efficiency and effort, and as an investment in helping keep major building projects on track, it provides real added value.

For certain public sector building tenders, accurate drain mapping is essential in order to fulfil environmental regulations at the pre-qualification stage, which again makes CCTV drain surveys key to success in the competitive construction sector.

We bring clarity to drainage networks. Our CCTV data contributes to our fully comprehensive drainage reports, schematic plans and survey sheets. And we include a DVD of the footage itself.

Be prepared, and ensure you have all the latest knowledge of the drains and sewers you’re planning to build on. Contact Drainage Consultants today to arrange a CCTV drain survey.