Electronic Drain Locating
Drain & Fault Location
Locating underground sewer pipes and stormwater drains used to be a frustrating and time-consuming process requiring a lot of guess work and in many cases unnecessary excavation. Today we use electronic locators to find sewer lines and stormwater drainage. In addition to locating the exact position of the underground drain above ground we can also provide direction and depth information. With this detailed information we can supply accurate location information for reflux valves, Junctions, cleanouts (CO), main drains, branch drains, Sydney Water main line sewer connections, inspection openings (IO) and shafts, concealed stormwater pits, faults and damage pipes and tree root intrusion locations just to name a few.
Accurate Drain Location
Our CCTV drain cameras operate a small transmitter installed inside the camera head assembly which transmits a signal back to ground level where we can accurately determine using an electronic locator the location, depth, and direction of the pipework we are visually inspecting. With this visual and location information, we can not only show you the problem but also give you the information to answer all your questions and give us the information to accurately determine the best and most cost-effective solutions. Without a doubt, electronic locators are one of the best costs and labour-saving devises ever invented.
When To Locate Drains
Drain location work is not considered an essential part of blocked drain clearing unless we need to find a hidden, buried, or concealed access point such as an Inspection Opening (IO), Inspection Shaft (IS) or Cleanout (CO). For waste blockages or regular drain servicing to remove tree root regrowth, location work is normally not required. For a blocked drain caused by tree root intrusions drain location work is beneficial if the homeowner wants to carry out drainage repairs or renewals due to damaged or defective pipes or installing Cleanouts (CO) or sometimes the homeowner just wants to know the location of the issue for curiosity's sake. For whatever reason it is we can supply accurate location, depth, and direction information.
Drain Locating Applications
We carry out drain location services for sewer lines and stormwater drains for a variety of reasons for our clients.
New drainage for renovations and extensions
Locating drains for granny flat connections
Drain relocations and alterations
Installation of pools and backwash gullies
Diagnosing and locating damaged drains
Locating tree root intrusion points
Locating foreign objects flushed down drains
Installing or locating hidden sewer cleanouts
Locating buried inspection shafts and openings
Locating sewer reflux valves and boundary shafts
Benefits of Electronic Drain Locating
Sewer pipes and drains can be traced through concrete slabs, earth, footpaths and roads
Electronic location eliminates guess work when finding sewer and stormwater drains
Once the issue has been visually identified electronic location verifies its position
Location information is essential when finding sewer cleanout and IO access points
Sonde transmitter allows for accurate location, depth, and direction information
Location equipment can locate clay, cast iron and PVC sewer or stormwater pipes
Pipe location produces fast accurate results by pinpointing the cause of drain blockages
Locating sewer drains will prevent damage due to building and excavation activities