Different opinions on CCTV drain survey
October 2, 2012 3:32 AM Subscribe
I recently had a CCTV drain survey carried out on our victorian house and it revealed some defects. The company that did the survey quoted high, the second company quoted less (for less work) but said some work didn't need doing.
What should I believe? (video and photo attached)
posted by oliverst to home & garden (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The first company recommended a replacement of the first bend and install 3 metres of 100mm resin liner.
The second company after being showed the report (not video) from the first said that the rest bend needs replacing but probably not the resin liner. They said they would inspect it with their own cameras if they did the work. I preferred this company so had the bend replaced by them
- after looking with their own camera they said its not necessary as even if there was a small leak, it is 3m away from the house and is on a decent angle so it would have little / no effect.
I have attached an image of the type of joint and video.
My question is: The patio next to the house is dug up right now - when I come to sell the house, if a drain survey is carried out then is it likely that this will be raised as a problem
and I have to knock money off or repair? Should I get this resin lined now just in case?
The drain is quite deep which is why the first wanted to resin line. The photo shows a section just after the bend which has now been replaced.
Picture of drain section from outside
Video of drain from inside