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Can Drain Mapping Help Refurbishments and Rebuilds?

August 27, 2015

Say you’ve got a project on the go, a major refurbishment or rebuild of an old building. Such work might be your speciality. And there can be various elements involved, from renovation to retrofitting. Obviously you’ll be going in with a project plan, and a clear idea of materials, milestones and sub-contractors. Being prepared is […]

What’s That Bad Smell, Should You Get CCTV Drain Surveys?

August 27, 2015

There are good smells and bad. There are smells associated with the home, like baking and freshly laundered sheets, and smells associated with work, such as fresh coffee. These have positive associations for most people. The smell of drains, however, is unpleasant and, importantly, suggests there may be a problem that requires some attention. A […]

Case Studies

August 12, 2015

Case Study 1: Drainage Problem Client owns large industrial estate in Manchester which suffers from flooding within the warehouse units during periods of heavy and prolonged rainfall. This results in downtime for business operators and insurance claims for the client. Drainage Consultants were asked to investigate and put forward a solution. A CCTV survey was […]

CCTV Drain Survey: the Benefits of Spying

August 12, 2015

CCTV is an emotive issue. We are living, we’re told, in a surveillance society, where the increasing use of CCTV technology could, in the future, change how we live and interact with each other in ways we haven’t anticipated. A former senior counter-terrorism officer has warned the government that there needs to be more transparency […]

How is Drain Tracing Crucial to Drainage Detective Work?

August 12, 2015

There are a number of tools at our disposal when it comes to drainage inspection and the detecting and diagnosing of drainage problems. Our methods have evolved and become both modernised and more streamlined. Where once we would have relied on drainage rods, now our kit includes CCTV cameras and sonar drain tracing equipment. The […]

What Can You Expect From a Drainage Investigation?

August 3, 2015

The first question is why have a drainage investigation? There could be a number of reasons: you might have found there to be something wrong with your drains, from them not working as you’d expect them to or smelling strongly; or you could be planning building work where you need to know the condition and […]

What Hidden Secrets Will Your Drain Survey Uncover?

August 3, 2015

The sort of things you might find out about your drains from a drain survey give a clear indication of why drain surveys are so important for the upkeep and maintenance of your drains. If a building is near to large trees there can be root damage to pipe work. Sometimes there is significant tree […]