Drains are not always easily accessible, but we need to know what’s down there in order to plan the right solution for your drainage problems. Not all drain blockages or problems are simple to detect, and there can be the additional risk that extensive drainage repairs might disrupt other utilities or pipework. So in these situations we use sonar drain tracing to gather information.
What Does Drain Tracing Involve?
With drain tracing, we transmit electrical pulses through the drainage network using specialist sonar drain tracing equipment. Our team then follows the electrical transmissions with a receiver. This method means we pick up on issues such as blocked or damaged drains or blockages, and locate drainage network features such as concealed manholes.
We analyse the data we gather from drain tracing, and this helps us build an accurate picture of the local drainage network. The whole procedure saves time and money, while giving us a crucial advance warning of any likely obstacles we’ll come up against when it comes to drain repairs.
Plans of drains and utilities can often be out of date, and builders need to know where they can safely build, and what hidden difficulties they might face. Drain tracing can help us map out the whole drainage network and provide a clear idea of where pipes have been laid, and where concealed manhole covers and inspection chambers are located.
Drain tracing is also beneficial when it comes to pricing up work and giving accurate estimates to our customers prior to commencing a job. Ultimately, drain tracing saves you more than it costs you in the first place, because it enables us to get real clarity about the work required before embarking on it.
Using state of the art technology to help solve drainage problems is very much what we’re about at Drainage Consultants. The right procedures and the right tools to do the job are at the centre of how we work, and the great results we achieve for our customers.