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How Much Does a CCTV Drain Survey Cost?

If you are having issues with your drainage, a CCTV drain survey can be useful for many reasons. From building extensions to dealing with pest problems, persistent plumbing issues or surface flooding, a CCTV drain survey can rule out any suspicions and save you potential issues in the long run.

How much does a CCTV drain survey cost?

The cost of a CCTV drain survey can vary depending on the type of survey completed. The average cost you can expect to pay for a basic CCTV drain survey in the UK is roughly £65-£165. For a more detailed CCTV drain survey, they can cost from £90-£200. For a full CCTV drain survey with a follow-up report, you can expect to pay around £200-£350. Prices of surveys can completely change depending on which type you choose, or other factors such as:

  • Condition of which the drainage system is in
  • Size of the drainage system
  • Location
  • Ease of access

How long does a CCTV drain survey take to complete?

There is no set time for how long a CCTV drain survey may take. It can be completely dependent on the length of a property’s drainage system. For example, you can expect a larger property to take longer to complete as it will typically have a longer drainage system. This is because the contractor will want to ensure the whole drainage system has been covered so that there is an extensive and fully conclusive survey. The average time for a drain survey is around 1 – 2 hours in total. You can expect longer drainage systems to take longer than this, however, they should never take more than a day to complete.


What are the types of CCTV surveys?


When having a CCTV drain survey done, you have two options to choose from – a basic CCTV drain survey and a full CCTV drain survey with a report. But what does each consist of?

Basic CCTV drain survey:

A basic CCTV drain survey is where the contractor will use a specialised camera to look over the drainage system and then describe any issues which are found in the survey. A basic CCTV drain survey is essentially just an exploration of the drainage system, so you will not receive any report or footage, hence why it is cheaper.

Full CCTV drain survey with a report:

A full CCTV survey with a report is the most thorough drain survey you will pay for. It includes the same exploration as a basic survey but with added extras. The engineer carrying out the survey will provide you with a full detailed written report of everything that was found during the survey, with a copy of the CCTV footage. The report will usually include the following details regarding the drainage system:

  • A condition report
  • A map of all of the drains
  • Video footage (details from the survey)
  • Still images (details from the survey)

What issues can CCTV drain surveys discover?

CCTV drain surveys are really helpful if you suspect that you have got issues with your drainage system. If you are having regular issues with your drainage, a CCTV survey may be able to help you resolve your issues by finding the problem. Sometimes, engineers may find more than one issue, which is why the problems can be recurring. Mainly, CCTV drain surveys are used to find problems such as:

  • Blockages
  • Corroded / collapsed drains
  • Leaking pipes
  • Burst pipes
  • Pest problems
  • Tree root infiltration
  • Evidence of poor installation which has led to displacement

If you suspect that any of the above issues are affecting your drainage system, DASA has specialists who can identify problems quickly and effectively. DASA’s contractors can be with you within 24 hours, which means you could be on your way to fixing your issues within a week. Contact one of our experts today.