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Sewer & Drain Video Inspection Services in CT, NY, NJ, MA, RI

Call us at 800.596.9608 or email us at info@undergroundsurveying.com to schedule a video inspection survey in Connecticut (CT), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Massachusetts (MA), or Rhode Island (RI), or to learn more about this service.

Our Sewer, Drain, & Conduit Video Inspection Capabilities

Our video inspection services can help you view the interior conditions and determine the structural integrity of pipes and conduits with a diameter of at least 1.5 inches. By using a customized seven-step video inspection process along with a combination of three different sized push rods and two different sized robotic crawlers--each of which is equipped with a high-definition colored video camera at its head--we are capable of inspecting the following types of sewers, drains, and conduits as well as obtaining the following types of information:


Pipes & Empty Conduits Capable of Being Inspected

Types of Utilities:

  • Municipal Sanitary & Storm Sewer Mains
  • Commercial Sanitary & Storm Sewer Mains & Laterals
  • Residential Sanitary & Storm Sewer Service Laterals
  • Sub-Slab Drains
  • Roof Drains
  • Foundation Drains
  • Condensate Drains
  • Industrial Water Supply/Return Lines
  • Empty Electrical & Telecommunication Conduits
  • Empty Future-Use Conduits

Types of Information:

  • Analyze pipe integrity: breaks, fractures, holes & leaks
  • Determine the cause of clogs, stoppages & backups
  • Locate the position & depth of pipes & conduits
  • Find inaccessible laterals, vaults & termination points
  • Verify if existing conditions conform to plumbing code
  • Identify areas of concern or potential problem areas
  • Calculate the pitch of sewer & drain lines


Three Common Signs of a Sewer Line Problem

Before deciding whether or not a video inspection survey is needed, first look for one or more of the following signs of a sewer line problem:

Foul Sewer Odor Backed Up Sewer Line Overgrown Patch of Grass
A Sink Drain With a Foul Stench Rising Out Of It

Water in drain traps and vents usually force airflow in one direction--out of the building. But when vent pipes are not joined together properly or damaged, they can force sewer odors in the opposite direction--inside the building.
A Back Up in a Sewer Line Caused by Growing Tree Roots

Sewer lines often back up due to blockages located somewhere along the path of the line. Blockages can be caused by root intrusion, debris, grease build-up, a crushed pipe, or a dislocated joint.
An Overgrown Patch of Grass in Normal Lawn

When a sewer lateral is faulty, it often leaks water and waste into the surrounding subsurface material. When soil absorbs the additional moisture and nutrients, the vegetation in this area is often greener and thicker than the rest.


Our Three Video Inspection Survey Design Options

In order to handle a wide variety of different types of projects, we offer our clients three different survey design options. Feel free to choose the option that best fits your needs. If you are not sure which one that is, we can recommend one for you after learning more about your project.

Single Pipe Multiple Pipes Full Property
Single Line Video Pipe Inspection Survey

When only one pipe needs to be inspected and no others are connected to it, we can video inspect just this one pipe.
Multiple Line Video Pipe Inspection Survey

When more than one pipe needs to be inspected or a problem is complex or hidden, we can video inspect multiple pipes.
Full Property Video Pipe Inspection Survey

When all pipes need to be inspected or a problem is extremely complex or hidden, we can video inspect the entire drainage system.


Our Three Levels of Video Inspection Service

In addition to offering three different survey design options, we also offer three different levels of service. Feel free to choose the level of service that best fits your needs. If you are not sure which one that is, we can recommend one for you.

Level 1 - Field Markings

This is our most affordable and least complex level of service. A video inspection survey is performed, areas of concern are marked on the ground with colored paint and/or flags, and a consultation is performed with an onsite representative to discuss the results of the survey.

Level 1 Video Pipe Inspection Survey

Level 2 - Field Markings & Video Recording

This is our mid-range level of service. A video inspection survey is performed, areas of concern are marked on the ground with colored paint and/or flags; a consultation is performed with an onsite representative to discuss the results of the survey; and a digital recording of the video (MP4) is supplied via a Google Drive shared link, CD, or flash drive.


Level 3 - Field Markings, Video Recording, & Written Report

This is our most complex, time consuming, and expensive level of service.  A video inspection survey is performed; areas of concern are marked on the ground with colored paint and/or flags; a consultation is performed with an onsite representative to discuss the results of the survey; a digital recording of the video is supplied via a Google Drive shared link, CD, or flash drive; and a video inspection report (PDF), documenting any problem areas or future areas of concern, is sent via email or a Google Drive shared link.



The Benefits of Using Our Services

  • Eliminate the need for exploratory digging
  • Minimize time and labor for pipe repairs
  • Preemptively strike against future problems
  • Prevent water damage from occurring
  • Prevent or stop waste from seeping or spilling into the ground
  • Gain peace of mind

Additional Information

For more information on our video inspection services, please visit the video inspection process, video inspection projects, and video inspection technology pages.