Lanes Group employee conducting an inspection of a drain using CCTV technologyDiagnosing drains, sewers and pipes

Identifying blockages in drains is relatively straightforward, but it’s important to be able to assess the overall structural integrity of the pipe too, and that can be more complex. However, with advanced CCTV technology, we can see the blockage and, at the same time, produce clear data about the state of your drain.

Drain inspections need not cost you

Depending on the utility company you are with, drainage inspections may be covered under the terms of the operating licence so it is worth checking this before booking a session.

Unrivalled clarity in inspection reporting

We go beyond written reports. After each inspection, we analyse the top quality visual data we have recorded via CCTV and 360º camera technology to provide you with cost-effective recommendations for any problems that we identify.

360 degrees with Panoramo

The Panoramo 3D Optoscanner surveys the full 360 degrees of a drain or sewer, so it sees and records every millimetre of the pipe at one pass. Travelling at up to 35cm per second, Panoramo takes thousands of photos which the software joins together to give a 3D view of the inner pipe. That means the viewer is not limited to only seeing what the CCTV operator chose to record, but can navigate the drain or sewer at his or her own speed as if it were real-time through the recorded footage. Using Panoramo like a virtual camera, you can pan, rotate, stop, turn full circle, zoom, capture images, measure distance – even produce an unfolded view of the pipe’s inner surface.

LISY for laterals

Designed for surveying lateral drains, sewers and pipes, the LISY sat cam is quick and cost effective because it works from the mainline sewer or drain without the need to access each property. LISY will travel along a mainline sewer for up to 100-metres: when it comes to a blind lateral it deploys the satellite camera (sat cam) to survey 33-metres up that branch connection. LISY is especially in demand amongst water companies whose remit includes private sewers and laterals that used to be the responsibility of the property owner.

The LISY lateral surveying camera and its partner, the 360 degree Panoramo, offer a choice of survey formats.

ISO14001 adherence reviews

For commercial customers, we offer a full consultancy service for organisations aiming to meet Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Guidance (IPPC) and achieve or maintain ISO 14001 status.

The breadth of report formats we offer is a result of our continued investment in resources and technology. It also shows that we tailor our service to deliver what each client needs. Current formats include:

Example STC25 Manhole Card PDF

Laser Profiling Analysis PDF

Laser Profiling Observations PDF

Laser Profiling Summary PDF

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