Drain 10
Following the de-sludge an empty primary and secondry settlement chamber with internal baffle. High level outlet to the soakaway.
Drain 8
Surface water soakaway under a private access , a nice example
Drain 6
Connection from our site into the main sewer out into the road, all in pretty good condition
Drain 5
Typical manhole showing the connection inlets
Drain 2
A newly extended soakaway serving a septic tank
Drain 16
A snap shot off our CCTV equipment showing pipework partally blocked with fat and washing powder
Drain 15
A snap shot off our CCTV equipment showing good condition pipework
Drain 14
Quite a nice example of connecting pipework into a private foul drain
Drain 13
A nice example showing the amount of debris that can build up in a surface water pipe.
Drain 12
A brick built manhole with connecting pipework
Drain 11
An empty septic tank following a de-sludge.
Drain 9
Inside a septic tank. First chamber settles out the most of the solids, internal baffle with second chamber settling out finer solids, before discharge into the soakaway via the high level outlet. Quite a nice example.

Services

Tessa Munt (MP for Wells), Bruce Scobie Solicitor for Chubb Bulleid and Louisa Inch PWS Drain Surveys highlighting the importance of the Pre Purchase Drainage Survey
Tessa Munt (MP for Wells), Bruce Scobie Solicitor for Chubb Bulleid and Louisa Inch PWS Drain Surveys highlighting the importance of the Pre Purchase Drainage Survey

SEPTIC TANK FAILURE can cost you THOUSANDS!

If you are buying a home in a small rural community, it is very likely that it will have a Septic Tank or Cesspit.

Very few villages are connected to mains drainage, and we estimate that over 80% of homes in small rural communities in the South West use a Septic Tank.

Broken or blocked drain pipes, leaking septic tanks, blocked soakaways, and many other problems can cost a new buyer many thousands of pounds to put right

So get it checked before you buy!

PWS Drain Surveys provide a cost-effective pre purchase home owner drain survey. You get a written report from a drainage expert, a CD with a video of the underground pipework surveyed with colour CCTV equipment, and an estimate of the cost of putting things right if necessary.

Worst Case Scenario

We were appointed to undertake a survey of a house our client was about to purchase. We advised that the current system was not working, even though the vendor had insisted that "they had no problems at all in all of the years they had lived there" and there was no easy solution for remedial works. Anyone purchasing that property would have had to purchase third party land to extend the soakaway or put up with emptying the septic tank every 3 weeks at £130 a time. Needless to say our client did not purchase the property.    

  

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