Case Study – Culvert Inspections in Lavendon, Bedfordshire

Culvert Inspections in Lavendon, Bedfordshire

The Drainflow team has been carrying out CCTV culvert inspections in Lavendon, Bedfordshire recently. These are tunnels, or pipes that are designed to facilitate the flow of water under roads, railways, or footpaths. They’re normally made of reinforced concrete, or they’re pipes that are embedded and packed in with soil in order to create a tunnel for natural streams to run through.


Why Carry Out a Culvert Inspection?

Culverts require regular inspections in order to keep the water flowing freely through them. This reduces any risk of flooding and ensures the upkeep of the pipes that make up the structure. Drainflow is an experienced provider of culvert and sewer inspections, using innovative CCTV drain survey technology.

Using CCTV Crawler Technology to Inspect Culverts

Our CCTV camera crawler vehicles allow us to gather data on the culvert’s structural condition and service. We use a high-resolution CCTV camera which is mounted on a remote-controlled crawler vehicle. This waterproof device is sent into the culvert where it gathers 360° imagery using pan, tilt and zoom techniques.

The real time data taken of the culvert interior is sent to surface monitors, where Drainflow engineers assess the imagery, and pinpoint any faults or blockages that require remedial action. The data is then summarised in a report, which includes video of faults and close-up imagery where appropriate.

The Benefits of CCTV Culvert Inspections

A culvert inspection is preventative maintenance. The CCTV facility allows our clients to locate any faults at an early stage which is far less costly than excavating. We are able to identify when a culvert requires cleaning, and our data helps to shape and schedule repair programmes in the location.


Working With Drainflow

Drainflow’s team of CCTV drain survey engineers work across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and North London. We have more than 20 years’ experience and in that time, we’ve developed a great reputation for prompt, reliable and efficient drain cleaning services to commercial, construction and residential clients.

Drainflow is available 24/7, and our goal is always to get your drain blockage cleared promptly, on our first visit. In 99% of cases that is exactly what we manage to do.


Need fast, effective construction site drain clearance services? Call Drainflow today on 01525 718500