Drain Tracing With Sonar Equipment

Drain tracing is a useful tool for discovering the path your current drainage route. In their hidden location underground it can be impossible to know where the network has been laid.
Often, existing plans just don’t provide a full picture. This can be for a number of reasons, such as a failure to update the record when things last changed. It can even be the case for some clients that they cannot gain access to the plans or sometimes they do not even exist. Whatever the reason, we can trace your drains and provide a clear and full plan so you can take the next step without worrying.
Drain tracing

Most commonly, builders and housing developers employ this service to be sure they know where to build and where to avoid. Repairs can be extremely costly should you break into existing framework. Our skilled and friendly technicians have helped surveyors and builders to make the right decisions by creating a plan of the internal and external drain connections and runs.

The latest technology helps to locate buried sewers using a type of radio transmitter. Even non-metallic pipes can now be found, as well as the plastic and traditional clay versions. The use of sonar in this application enables the depth of a system to be discovered without the need for excavation. A transmitter is sent down the pipes, which then transmits live information back to the receiver stationed above ground.

Alternatively, dye testing can be used whereby a coloured pellet or powder is released into the drainage system to clarify the route being taken by any liquid. It is simple yet effective and has been widely used due to it’s low cost and easy administration.

Drain tracing

Environmentally friendly products are used to run through different parts of a given section, simultaneously identifying any problems such as blockages or cross-contamination. With either of these two tried and tested methods, video inspection can be used in conjunction to get a better view of the underground network.

Why Choose Us?

Total Drain Care LTD maintain a good reputation for our quality of work, customer service, professionalism and the standard of our reports.
To find out more or book this service, call us now on 01582 841270 >

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