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    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.

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    Build-Over CCTV Drain Surveys Essex

    What is a build-over CCTV Drain Survey?

    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 Certified Drain Surveys, 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
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    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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      Frequently Asked Questions

      What’s involved in a build-over CCTV drain survey?

      A build-over CCTV drain survey is typically required if you’re building an extension or undertaking building work close to a public sewer. And the way it works is simple.

      The team at Certified Drain Surveys have been providing build-over CCTV drain surveys in Essex and the surrounding areas for many years – helping to map out the layout of the drains and assessing the condition of drainpipes before work commences.

      One of our National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC) certified engineers will insert a state-of-the-art CCTV camera into the drain and watch the footage from a computer screen.

      The footage from the build-over CCTV drain survey in Essex will then be supplied to you with a detailed report.

      If your drains are in good condition, work can commence. If not, the necessary repairs will need to be made first.

      We can also carry out a post-build inspection to confirm that your construction hasn’t impeded the public sewer or drainage system.

      What are the benefits of having a build-over drain survey in Essex?

      There are several advantages to having a build-over CCTV drain survey in Essex.

      For example, if your drainage system is damaged in any way, our qualified engineers can quickly identify the problem and take the action required to resolve the issue. And it’s thanks to the innovative CCTV technology and reporting software we use.

      Another great thing about our build-over drain surveys in Essex is that they confirm that the drains on your property are functioning as they should – both before and after building work has taken place.

      Our surveys are also useful for locating the drains on your property and establishing ownership (i.e. public or private).

      Build-over drain surveys provide minimum disruption too. Our professionals insert a camera directly into the drain, reducing the need for a full-scale excavation which can be time-consuming and disruptive.

      For more reasons why you should have a build-over CCTV drain survey in Essex, contact ADS today.

      Will a build-over CCTV drain survey take long to complete?

      On average, a build-over CCTV drain survey in Essex will take between 1-2 hours to complete. However, it may take longer if your drainage system is particularly complex.

      The good news is, here at Certified Drain Surveys, we can assure you that our contractors will work hard to get the survey done in minimal time – ensuring little disruption to you, and allowing building work to commence sooner.

      We also advise scheduling a build-over drain survey in Essex after the work is completed. This will assure you that the drainage system is still in good working order and there has been no compromise to the local sewer.

      How do I book a build-over CCTV drain survey in Essex?

      The process of arranging a build-over CCTV drain survey in Essex couldn’t be simpler than it is here at ADS!

      All you need to do is give us a call on 0800 955 7955 or drop us an email at, and we’ll get back to you.

      Before we offer a free quote for a build-over drain survey in Essex, our team will discuss your requirements in further detail. This will allow us to learn more about when you’d like the survey to be carried out and where you’re based, so we can provide a tailored solution.

      So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today.

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