Homebuyer and Vendor Drain Surveys
A RICS homebuyer survey does not assess the state of the drains at a property, meaning critical drainage problems may be missed. Collapsed or damaged drains are expensive to resolve which is why it’s important to evaluate the drainage infrastructure prior to purchasing a property to uncover any hidden future expenses.
We conduct a full CCTV drain inspection survey of a property to make sure there aren’t any existing drainage or sewage issues that could lead to severe problems in the future. The survey will look for damaged pipework, tree root ingress, backed-up sewage, leaks and pipe collapse. Our CCTV drainage reports are also suitable for vendors looking to sell and don’t want to run into any delays due to drainage faults.
Pre-Tenancy Drain Surveys
Landlords are responsible for drainage infrastructure, and Drain Doctor drainage CCTV surveys allow them to lease out a property with confidence. We use state of the art CCTV drainage cameras to ensure the drains, waste pipes and sewers are in good condition. A pre-tenancy CCTV drainage survey can help prove if a tenant has caused any drain damage.
Build Over Surveys
Build over surveys are conducted before and after building work. For those planning an extension on an existing property, the water authority will insist you carry out a CCTV drainage survey if building work is to take place over or near their pipes. CCTV surveys are also useful to assess the quality of newly installed drains and verify that they are functioning correctly.
Property owners who have reported subsidence issues utilise our CCTV drain surveys. An engineer will arrive on-site and jet the drains down to get a clear overview of the drainage network to establish the cause of the subsidence. Far less intrusive and time-consuming than other methods, a CCTV survey is a great place to start investigating subsidence.