If you’re based in Kent and searching for ‘party wall surveyors near me’, look no further than Certified Drain Surveys Ltd.
As one of London’s leading drainage contractors, we cover all areas in the capital – including Kent – and will be more than happy to send one of our party wall surveyors to your property to conduct a CCTV drainage survey.
Importance Of Party Wall Drainage Surveys In Kent
Party wall drainage surveys are a critical part of the surveying process when building work is expected to take place on adjacent properties. And, unfortunately, these are often overlooked and don’t take place when they should – leading to all sorts of problems further down the line.
See the diagram below. If you lived at house B and was planning on having an extension at your home, the building work could affect the properties at either side of your house (houses A and C), causing ground movement. This movement can have a significant impact on the functionality and performance of your underground drainage system and/or your neighbours.
Therefore, it pays to have a party wall surveyor in London look at your drains before building work begins. A build-over survey – and hand over for building control upon completion – will be required at house B, whereas houses A and C will need a pre- and post-conditional drain survey to ensure that the ground movement hasn’t caused any damages.
Professional party wall drainage surveys in Kent
Here at Certified Drain Surveys, we have been conducting party wall drain surveys in Kent and surrounding areas for many years. We’re also aware that failure to complete the pre- and post-conditional surveys can result in expensive legal claims against the professionals undertaking the work and the property owner. And we’re sure you’ll want to avoid conflicts between your neighbours at all costs!
The good news is, our engineers and surveyors possess all the necessary tools to conduct surveys. We can inspect your drainpipes closely – identifying potential defects (i.e. cracks, blockages, tree root intrusion, etc.) and other factors that could impinge on the construction work – and make comparisons with the state of the drains once the construction is complete. This way, if there was any damage to your pipes as a result of the work, you can prove that the damage wasn’t already there. It ensures that the proper party is charged for the repairs too.
Another reason why you should employ the expertise of our London party wall surveyors is that we will issue a detailed report – something that building control will ask to see to double-check that the work carried out complies with Part H of building regulations.
Get in touch with our party wall drainage surveyors today
The rule of thumb when having work done at your property in Kent is to never overlook the drains (that includes your neighbours’ drainage systems too!). Although they are out of sight out of mind, they require your undivided attention. And having a CCTV drainage survey completed by one of our party wall surveyors will prevent unforeseen problems.
So, if you’d like to arrange a survey or find out a little more about how much a party wall surveyor costs, feel free to call us on 0800 955 7955. Alternatively, you can send an email to email@example.com or fill in the online enquiry form for a swift and informed response.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Party Wall Agreement?
A Party Wall Agreement is a contract drawn up by a surveyor to outline both you and your neighbour’s rights and responsibilities before any building work is carried out.
The agreement itself usually includes an insight into the planned building work and how the party wall will be accessed, as well as a ‘schedule of condition’ and images of the adjoining properties. Serving as a record in the event of a dispute over the areas affected by your construction work.
There will need to be a detailed report within the agreement, too. This should show the condition of the drainage system, which you may share with your neighbour, and uncover factors that could affect the construction and potentially increase costs.
Therefore, arranging a party wall drainage survey in Kent – both before and after building work commences – is crucial. It will allow you to assess whether your construction has impacted the functionality of the drainage system.
To book your CCTV drain survey, call Certified Drains on 0800 955 7955.
Why is a party wall drainage survey required?
Arranging a party wall drainage survey will allow you to inspect the property’s current drainage system – ensuring no unforeseen problems further down the line.
For example, a leaking drainpipe can cause serious problems for nearby construction. So, having a drain survey carried out will allow you to locate and resolve issues promptly.
Another great reason to take advantage of our party wall drainage surveys in Kent is that they can act as evidence of the condition of the drainage system before building work commences. That means, if the drainage network ends up damaged after construction work, you can refer to the report from the drain survey and prove that the damage wasn’t already there. This will ensure that the appropriate party is charged for the necessary repairs.
To find out more about our party wall drainage surveys in Kent and how we can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Do I need a party wall drain survey in Kent?
Some works are excluded from the Party Wall Act, including minor renovations and repairs.
However, if you’re planning to excavate within 3 metres of a neighbouring property, a party wall drain survey in Kent will confirm the condition of your drainage system prior to building work. A second survey can be carried out once the building work is completed to investigate any potential issues that have occurred as a result of your building project.
Likewise, if you’re cutting into or adopting a wall or bearing beam, replacing or rebuilding a party wall, raising or underpinning an existing wall, or creating a new wall on the divide between two properties, be sure to get in touch with Certified Drains.
How much is a party wall drain survey in Kent?
The price you’ll pay for a party wall drainage survey in Kent can vary depending on the size and width of your property’s drainage pipes and the condition of your drainage system.
For instance, properties with more complex drainage systems are usually more complicated to navigate – requiring more time and resources – increasing the overall price.
If your system has longer and wider pipe runs, a larger camera will be needed, which is a more costly piece of equipment.
For a better idea of how much you can expect to pay for a party wall drainage survey in Kent, don’t hesitate to email your requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you with a free, no-obligation quote.