Drain Repairs, Excavations & Installations

Drainage Repairs

If your drainage needs call for a comprehensive excavation rather than conventional CIPP or CIPR drain repairs, Subscan’s highly trained civils drainage teams are well-equipped for the task. Trained in accordance with RASWA standards, our staff is capable of working on any highway network in the UK.

Leveraging the latest CCTV technology and equipment, we conduct thorough investigations of sewers and drains, swiftly identifying and locating the problem. Our highly qualified CCTV operators utilise state-of-the-art equipment, delivering high-resolution images to determine the safest and most effective approach for completing drainage repairs or restoration. Trust Subscan for expert civils drainage solutions, ensuring the integrity and functionality of your drainage systems.

For further information on Drain Repairs and Excavations please contact us on 0344 499 5220, email info@subscan.com or visit our ‘Contact Us’ page.  For more drainage services information click here.

If you have a damaged sewer or drainage system, it is advisable to get it fixed right away. It can contribute to other problems such as undermining the structural integrity of the surrounding area. This can cause poor sanitation and severely disrupting water flow, creating an unhealthy and unsafe environment.

We ensure that all our civil drain engineers are fully trained in all aspects of street works and traffic management as standard.

Meeting all the latest health and safety requirements, our excavations are completely safe for our engineers, the general public and the environment alike.

Reasons for Drain Excavation

Various situations may necessitate a complete drainage excavation, such as subsidence leading to pipe disconnection, tree root infestation in the pipe or drainage system, improper installation or the use of unsuitable materials in pipework, and challenging soil conditions. Subscan recognizes the diverse challenges that can prompt the need for excavation.  Which is why we employ highly trained civil drainage teams equipped to handle these issues effectively. Using cutting-edge CCTV technology, we thoroughly assess the situation and determine the safest and most efficient course of action for drainage repairs or restoration.

Our Civils Team Deals with More Than Just Drain Excavations

Sewer Connections • Septic Tank / Cesspool Tank Installations
Pumping Station Refurbishment / Installations • Stormwater Attenuation
Trail Holes & Soakaway Testing • Sewer & Drainage Diversion
Sewer & Pipe Grouting • Groundworks
Oil Interceptors / Separators • Section 104 and 185 Agreement Works
Manhole Reconstructions • Water Supply Pipe Repairs

Case Study

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Project type:
CCTV Drainage Survey, Drain Cleansing and De-Silting

A64, North and West Yorkshire


Reactive, complete solution to remove blockage from a vital culvert on a stretch of highway. Subscan worked throughout the night to minimise disruption to local community.

Subscan were appointed on emergency works as a vital culvert was blocked under the A64, causing major flooding across the highway. As the only major transport link from Leeds to the East Coast, the drainage solution caused a huge problem to the general public.

Our team were tasked in removing all excess water on the highway using our fleet of jet vac tankers. Once all of the water was removed our team completed a detailed CCTV drainage survey to locate the blockage. The culvert required de silting and cleansing to restore the flow to the structure.

The works were carried out over three nights shifts and 8 tonnes of silt removed from site.  All flow was restored, and the highway was back to full operation.

Client Testimonial

“The Subscan UDS team of surveyors and drainage engineers helped our minor works team out again and did a thoroughly professional job. We will continue to work with Subscan on LNE projects throughout the region.”

Lee Sanderson, Building & Civils Project Manager, Construction Marine Ltd