Geocore takes a closer look

February 24, 2020

Geocore’s CCTV drainage services have expanded as the RSK company welcomes a new crawler-mounted camera to its fleet. The camera is specially designed to access larger drainage systems such as London’s sewers.

“We already have several smaller cameras that are well-suited to smaller drainage systems, which we deploy at the end of a reel,” explains Geocore Managing Director Adam Woodhead. “However, the new camera, which is crawler-mounted, will enable us to enter the larger systems much more easily and get deeper into those systems, resulting in more accurate and detailed reports.”

Geocore’s new crawler-mounted camera

Geocore’s new crawler-mounted camera

The Geocore team encompasses ten drainage technicians who are qualified to deliver a range of surveys. If surveys discover that repair work is needed, Geocore’s five repair experts can deliver the solution.

“Geocore covers everything from domestic properties to large commercial sites,” says Adam. “Our reputation for professionalism and the quality of our drainage work continues to grow, thanks to our experience of working with national bodies, such as the Ministry of Defence on inspections, reports and repairs at numerous UK locations.

“Drainage surveys are often required when demolishing a building, repurposing a site, investigating if a drainage system can be used for the site’s new application or if a new system will need installing. Insurance companies also call for such surveys if there has been subsidence that could have been caused by a leak in a drainage system. Additionally, many landowners carry out periodic checks to identify the cause of a blockage.

The crawler-mounted camera joins the rats in London’s sewers

The crawler-mounted camera joins the rats in London’s sewers

“The two-pronged service delivers detailed drainage information backed up with quality repairs. As experts in the field, we carry out many types of drainage repairs, including everything from a standard unblock with high-pressure water jetting to excavating and relining a drain system.

“Drain relining can be done on pipes from 100–300mm in diameter, depending on the access and other logistics. Usually, relining a drain is a cost-effective way to address its issues, although it isn’t suitable for every application. Where traditional, excavated repair methods are needed, we use our extensive ground investigation experience to repair and replace the drain, including removing and restoring collapsed drains.”

The team can also carry out repair work once the problem has been identified

The team can also carry out repair work once the problem has been identified 

If you would like to find out more about these services, please contact Geocore Drainage Manager Darren Frank at drains@geocore.co.uk