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Surveys across Hampshire and Surrey

CCTV Drain Survey

CCTV Drain Surveys Across Hampshire & Surrey

Identify your drainage issues with our drain inspection and CCTV drain survey services.

If you have a persistent blocked drain issue that high pressure jetting has been unable to resolve then you may require a more in-depth investigation to identify and locate the problem.  Our drainage engineers use the latest technology to conduct a comprehensive drain camera survey. As a result. a CCTV drain inspection will help us get to the root of the problem, and find the best solution to resolve it.


From collapsed drains to root ingress or scale build up, a CCTV drain camera survey saves time by taking the guesswork out of the equation and quickly identify the underlying cause of your drainage problem.


A CCTV drain survey is a video inspection with a drain camera to evaluate the interior of your pipelines and drains.

The use of a small, flexible camera allows the engineer to access parts of the drainage system that are inaccessible without full excavation. A wheel-mounted camera unit is lowered into your drainage system and sends high-definition live images back to a remote screen. Our engineers can provide instant feedback on-site regarding the issue and make recommendations on the next steps to resolve the problem.


A CCTV drain survey allows us to check the pipe condition and is a cost-effective way of inspecting your drains with minimal disruption to your home or workplace.

The difficulty of managing drainage systems is that problems are not visible until the signs of damage become apparent above ground, at which point more damage can occur and increase health hazards. Using a drain camera for a CCTV survey can simultaneously identify problems in your drainage system like a collapsed drain, cracked drain, root penetration or pest infestation, without the need for digging a trench.

Camera surveys allow our engineers to access the entire drainage system in an unobtrusive yet effective way.


Drainage faults are not always visible. Identifying potential issues early on can prevent small drainage problems from developing into major issues.

From the camera images our engineer will be able to pinpoint the cause of your problem and where it’s located. Additionally a survey can alert you to any minor drainage problems that could develop into bigger problems over time.  For instance debris build up or hairline cracks.  Our specialist engineers can then recommend accordingly the most appropriate course of action. This can range from patch repair, drain liningdrain jetting, or drain replacement.


CCTV drain surveys require the use of hi-tech equipment by experienced drainage engineers. CCTV drain survey costs depends on a number of factors. At Alton Pump Services we provide either a basic drain survey or a full CCTV survey with report. Talk to our operations team to find out what type of survey you need.

Our drainage team will visit your site, conduct a survey and provide advice on what work needs to be carried out to resolve your issue. Furthermore, we can provide a no-obligation quote to carry out the work.

The cost of a CCTV camera survey will depend on a number of factors:

  • Size of property
  • Location of property
  • Condition and accessibility of drainage system
  • Length of drain and diameter of pipes
  • Type of survey (full survey with report or basic)


Pre and post build CCTV drainage surveys are becoming increasingly popular with surveyors, engineers and architects.  There are different options for a drainage survey depending on the application and required outcome, for instance:


A full CCTV drain inspection includes a basic survey with the addition of a written report, and if requested, stills from the CCTV footage. Our camera technology allows us to provide comprehensive footage and reports that are accurate and detailed. The report will include: how long the survey took, the length of the drainage surveyed, initial findings, potential problems and a list of recommendations based on the findings. Consequently, a full survey and inspection report provides extensive information on the health of your drains by identifying major issues that need immediate attention. Additionally a survey report will alert you to minor issues that have the potential to develop into serious problems in the future.


Camera surveys are useful for a number of applications, for instance:

  • Sewer or drainage inspection and/or condition assessment
  • Soak Away/Cesspit inspection and/or condition assessment
  • Borehole inspection and/or condition assessment
  • Culvert inspection and/or condition assessment
  • Pre & post pipe lining inspection
  • Large diameter, long distance inspection specialists


A basic inspection is used to detect the location of a persistent blockage and identify the cause without the need for digging. Common blockages and probable leaks are typically located with a basic survey to confirm the problem.


We use the latest technology to map your drains within your drainage system.  If no inspection chambers are visible this can be the best option to locate your drains. Once we have mapped your drains with our drain camera you can use this plan to aid future drain management or the location of building works.


An often overlooked survey when buying a new home. Buyers tend to focus on the location and size of the home, paying particular attention to the mandatory surveys of a house purchase. Standard surveys typically incorporate the roof, walls and energy efficiency of the building.  The drain survey is overlooked firstly because potential issues are below ground and therefore not immediately visible. Secondly, a house surveyor often lacks the equipment and expertise to asses the drainage system.

In addition, a Home Buyers Drain Survey can highlight potential issues which could become costly in the future for the new homeowner.  Furthermore, these issues could be avoided with a thorough appraisal of the drainage system through a Home Buyers Drain survey.


In brief, if you can smell foul odours, have a blocked sink, or notice greener patches in your garden; you may require a CCTV camera to identify the cause.  A drain survey can be very useful for a number of situations, such as:

    • Persistent drain blockages
    • Buying a home
    • Pre-tenancy drain surveys
    • Pre-building works survey (extensions, building on an old site)
    • Post completion building works survey
    • Drain mapping
    • Fault finding
    • Sewer For Adoption

A drain survey is a non-invasive, efficient, and comprehensive way to identify drainage issues such as hairline cracks, rodent infestations or collapsed pipes.


  • Blockages
  • Leaks
  • Corrosion
  • Collapsed Drains
  • Pest Infestation
  • Root Ingress
  • Scale Build Up
  • Cracked Drains
  • Displacement
  • Poor Installation
  • Wear & Tear
  • Structural Damage

24 Hour Emergency Call Out

Whatever time of day (or night) we are here to help clear your blocked drain. Our vans are equipped with the latest technology to resolve your drainage issue. Our friendly and efficient team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With offices in both Hampshire and Surrey, we are strategically based to cover London and the South Coast. Call us today – we’re here to help.

Areas We Cover

We cover domestic properties throughout Hampshire, Surrey, London and the South Coast – so if you are a landlord, or a homeowner, get in touch with our operations team to book a CCTV drain survey and survey report.



Our knowledge and experience is second to none. We have the skills and training to resolve even the most challenging issues.


All our work is carried out to the highest standards – this keeps our customers happy and returning to us year after year.


Problems occur when you least expect it. Our engineers are on hand 24/7 to assist.

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