Build-Over CCTV Drain Surveys Essex

So, you’re planning on building an extension to your home in Essex? Great! But did you know that you need to let your local water company know to ensure that their access to the drains is not restricted?

It’s true. Your local company will need to know the location, condition, depth and size of the drainage – within 3m of the proposed building work. Though it may seem like an arduous task to find this information, the solution is simple – a build-over CCTV drain survey in Essex.

What is a build-over CCTV Drain Survey?

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CCTV drainage surveys are becoming more and more popular amongst architects, engineers and surveyors – and with good reason. But what is a ‘build-over CCTV drain survey’?

A build-over survey is designed to help property owners to comply with the local authority requirements and to provide vital information which is difficult to establish without the appropriate equipment.

Here at ADS, we use our state-of-the-art CCTV cameras to inspect the sewer(s) – before and after the work has been completed – to ensure that all pipes are structurally sound, located correctly and flowing as usual. On top of this, a build-over CCTV survey drain in Essex offers you some reassurance that, if damage to the sewage network is found at a later date, it may not be as a result of your building work.

We will arrange a convenient time to conduct the CCTV survey and provide a full report – including a scale plan, report, findings and a copy of the recorded footage – upon completion. As soon as the work is approved and finished, be sure to let us know so we can carry out the post-build-over CCTV drain survey. 

Why do you need a build-over CCTV survey?

Unfortunately, building over an existing drain or sewer poses the risk of damage being caused to pipework, resulting in mass disruption.

Many sewage systems are located near private properties so, when extending your home, a build-over CCTV survey in Essex will establish whether or not development work will infringe on a public sewer network.

It’s for these reasons that, if you’re planning an extension or undertaking any building work, the local water authority will insist that a CCTV drainage survey is conducted beforehand.

Benefits of having a build-over CCTV drain survey in Essex:

  • you can relax knowing that the drains on your property are in good condition (both before and after the build)
  • confirmation of where the drains are on your property
  • reassurance for you (the homeowner) that the drainage system is functioning efficiently
  • improves decision making ahead of a build
  • prevents damage or disruption to existing drains
Contact us

If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a build-over CCTV drain survey in Essex, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always on hand and will do everything we can to make sure your project proceeds with confidence. Simply give us a call on 0208 594 7171 or fill in the online enquiry form today.

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