How Will Drain Mapping Change Your Plans?

Plans are essential. Knowing where things are and how they’re likely to be affected by your actions is crucial when it comes to building and refurbishment work. The question then is, are your plans reliable? Are you confident that you have the most up to date version? Sometimes you might not even have the luxury of this answer, because the plans have been lost somewhere back in
the past.

If you’re planning a building or refurbishment project, drain mapping will give you the answers you need before you make any kind of important decision about what to do next. But what sort of things about your drains will you find out from drain mapping?

Typically, drain mapping will show the network of drain and sewer pipes, inspection chambers, manholes, flow direction and connections. It will reveal the diameter of drains, their condition and how watertight they are. You’ll be able to discover the depth of pipes and, if they are laid in shallow areas, whether or not they have received any damage as a result.

Any building extensions you’re considering shouldn’t be made over inspection chambers or manholes. You also need to be considering what diversion routes you can make available should there be a requirement for any future reconstruction of the sewer network, so that your building won’t be affected.

You should think of drain mapping as an essential planning element for your construction project. Our state of the art drain mapping technology involves CCTV drain surveying, which gives us an accurate picture of the drainage network from which we can produce a detailed report and schematic plans
for you.

We’re Drainage Consultants Ltd and we have years of professional experience in drain mapping and working with the construction sector to prepare for a wide range of construction and refurbishment projects. Contact us today to see how we can work with you to ensure you have all the necessary information on hand to plan and execute your work.

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