Samples are taken from accessible walls and foundations plus internal walls and chimneys. These core holes are then refilled prior to leaving the property.
The samples are then submitted for petrographic analysis and the findings are outlined in a detailed report which describes the aggregate and the condition of the concrete.
The majority of UK drainage systems are made up of 100mm and 150mm vitrified clay pipe work. Many of these systems do their job of carrying waste and storm water from one point to another, although it is very unlikely that a drainage system will run smoothly all of the time. In fact, most drainage systems will have some sort of defect such as misalignment of joints, stepped joints, dipped sections, fine root ingress, fracturing or leaking pipe work and a lot have pitch fibre pipe problems. It is always a good idea to have a drain scan as we have found that there are, more often than not, serious problems with the majority of property pipe work.
To assess what condition your drainage system is in we can carry out a “Look See” CCTV scan using our state of the art fully digital mini-cam equipment.
As well as recording the CCTV footage we look out for any obvious defects and assess the general condition of the drains.
We then write up a report and post it out to you along with a copy of the CCTV footage.