Drain and Manhole Inspections



Are you looking to arrange a drain or manhole inspection to identify a suspected blockage affecting your drains, manholes, sewers or pipes? If so, call Lanes Group. With our drain inspection services, we can accurately diagnose any potential issues and solve them with minimum fuss.


With our CCTV drain survey service providing the fastest and most cost-effective way of inspecting both drains and sewers, we can identify current and potential problems in your drainage system with little to no disruption. Based on the results of our drain testing or sewer line inspection, we will deliver a precise report that will provide absolute clarity about the current condition of your pipes, allowing us to identify exactly what maintenance work is required.

Our manhole and drain inspections are delivered by one of the UK’s most qualified team of drainage experts. With 24/7 callouts and nationwide coverage, you can always rely on Lanes to find the right solution to any drainage problem and get your system back up and running without any inconvenience for you.

To arrange a drain or manhole inspection with Lanes, call us today on 0800 526 488, or fill in our online enquiry form.

Drain inspections

At Lanes, our rigorous drain inspections process will deliver total clarity about the condition of your pipes. We go further than simply identifying blockages, and will instead give you a clear picture of the overall condition of your drainage system. Drain inspections are useful not only when you are investigating a problem, but to aid you in the care and maintenance of your drainage system, which can help prevent problems before they arise.

Our drain inspections and sewer line testing process includes:

  • Undertaking CCTV inspections and leak tracing of manholes, chambers, drains and sewers, utilising specialised high-resolution digital camera tools
  • Using sonde and trace techniques, which involve sending a small sonde sensor down the pipes to trace its signal from the surface. This sewer camera inspection approach allows us to locate blockages and collapses in non-metallic sewers, drains and pipes
  • Analysing the data and findings from our drain inspections to present you with a written report, alongside recommendations for the best solution to the problem
  • Repairing any structural defects and leaks we find as soon as they have been identified

We have years of experience delivering drain and sewer line inspections for domestic and commercial clients, including local authorities, utility companies and consultants. No job is too big or small for Lanes, and we will always strive to find a solution that delivers the greatest benefit with the smallest amount of disruption for you.

Manhole inspection services

In many cases, manhole inspections will be carried out using CCTV technology because it is often easier to access the pipes in this way, reducing the health and safety risk to drainage engineers while delivering reliable and accurate inspection services. However, under some circumstances it may be necessary for specially trained engineers to enter the system via a manhole inspection chamber.

Thanks to our expertise and the wide range of drain inspections services we offer, we can always ensure that we meet your specific requirements in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible, repairing any existing damage, removing blockages and recommending maintenance that can prevent flooding, leaks and other emergencies in the future.

Depending on the utility company you are signed up with, drainage inspections may be covered under the terms of their operating licence, so we would recommend double-checking with them before booking a session with us.

Why choose Lanes Group?

By selecting Lanes for your drain and manhole inspection needs, you will receive an industry-leading service from the UK’s biggest privately-owned specialist drainage and wastewater contractor.

At Lanes, we have been delivering drain inspection and repair services across the UK for around 30 years, and have an expansive network of depots and local teams around the country. We can be contacted 24/7 to arrange reactive or planned maintenance work, whenever or wherever we are needed.

You can also rely on us to make use of the very latest technology in our work. Our drain and manhole inspections are performed using the sophisticated IBAK Panoramo SI, which uses high-resolution digital cameras fitted with wide-angle lenses to scan the entire interior of a manhole, pipe or chamber measuring 300mm or more in just a few seconds with astounding clarity.

With this 360-degree camera technology and our advanced sonde and trace techniques, we can produce high-quality visual data that engineers could only dream of even only a few years ago. This gives us a clear picture of your drain problem and ensures that we are able to find the most efficient solution possible.

Contact us

For a free quotation on our drain and manhole inspection service, or to find out more about how we can help, call Lanes Group today. You can reach us on 0800 526 488 or fill in our online enquiry form to request a call back.

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With a nationwide network of depots, we are never far away when you need us the most. No location is too isolated, and each team at every depot is as experienced and knowledgeable as any other Lanes team.

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