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Drain Maintenance

Drain Surveys

Surveys of your drains can investigate the pipe network within your site through CCTV camera systems. Identifying problems within the pipes to help you clear, clean and maintain your drain channels

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Drain Surveys

OUTCO’s asset maintenance teams can conduct professional drain surveys at short notice. Our national teams specialise in drain inspections using advanced camera technology. With in-depth knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, we deliver accurate and reliable assessments of your drainage systems, helping you identify and address any issues promptly. This will provide you with the information you need to ensure optimal drainage performance and prevent costly problems.

What is a drain survey?

A drain survey is a non-destructive inspection of your drainage system. It is used to identify any problems with your drains, such as blockages, cracks, or leaks. A drain survey can be done using a variety of methods, including CCTV, video inspection, and pressure testing, depending on the type of drains you wish to inspect.

Why should I have a drain survey?

There are a number of reasons why you should have a drain survey. A drain survey can help you to:

  • Identify any problems with your drainage system early on, before they cause major damage.
  • Prevent costly repairs and maintenance.
  • Avoid costly flooding and water damage.
  • Get peace of mind knowing that your drainage system is in good condition.

With in-depth knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, we deliver accurate and reliable assessments of your drainage systems, helping you identify and address any issues promptly.

How often should I have a drain survey?

The frequency of a drain survey will vary depending on a number of factors, including the age of your facility, the type of drainage system you have, and the amount of rainfall in your area. However, OUTCO recommends that a drain survey every 5-10 years is a sensible timeline.

  • 80% of drain problems can be prevented with regular surveys.
  • A drain survey can identify problems early on, before they cause major damage.
  • A drain survey can save you money on repairs and maintenance.
  • A drain survey can help you avoid costly flooding and water damage.
  • A drain survey can give you peace of mind knowing that your drainage system is in good condition.

OUTCO drain surveys regularly spot the following problems:

  • Blockages: Blockages are the most common cause of drain problems. They can be caused by a variety of things, including tree roots, grease, and sediment. Blockages can cause flooding, water damage, and even sewage backups.
  • Cracks: Cracks in pipes allow water to seep into the ground causing foundation damage. They can also cause blockages and leaks.
  • Root intrusion: Tree roots can grow into pipes and cause blockages. They can also damage pipes and cause leaks.
  • Leaks: Leaks can waste water and cause water damage. They can also lead to costly repairs.

Advanced Drainage Survey Solutions

CCTV: Our CCTV surveys offer a detailed view of your drainage system. Using cutting-edge cameras, we navigate through your underground drain channels, capturing live footage in real-time. This technology allows us to identify blockages, cracked pipes, root intrusion, and collapsed drains. The survey also provides a comprehensive map of your drain network, enabling a clear understanding of its layout and condition.

Accurate Diagnosis: With our surveys, you can quickly and accurately diagnose drainage issues. Our experienced operators analyse the captured footage and compile a comprehensive report that highlights any problems or potential areas of concern. This information empowers you to make informed decisions about drain maintenance, repairs, and future prevention strategies.

ATEX Zone-Rated Camera Systems: At OUTCO, we prioritise safety and efficiency. Our ATEX Zone-rated camera systems are designed to survey environments with a heightened risk of explosion. Whether you operate in chemical plants, petrochemical facilities, or other volatile sites, our specialised equipment enables us to survey drainpipes ranging from 75mm to 1200mm. You can trust our team to deliver accurate surveys without compromising safety.

Comprehensive Drainage Services: Beyond surveys, OUTCO offers a wide range of drainage services to meet your specific needs. Our highly experienced team handles drain cleansing, repairs, and remediation, ensuring your drainage system operates at peak efficiency. We operate our own specialist fleet equipped with the latest technology, including ATEX Zone 1 rated CCTV cameras and crawler units, guaranteeing the highest standards of service and workmanship.


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Asset Maintenance Services

Potholes & Surface Repairs by OUTCO, a national pothole contractor. Understand how potholes are formed and how to prevent them

With a range of pothole and surface repair solutions available for car park repair, OUTCO can help you extend the life of your surface asset and keep it safe and hazard free. Our fast solutions can have you site open and operating again in as little as 15 minutes

Fencing & Access Points

Whether it’s perimeter fencing, decorative fencing or temporary fencing that’s required, OUTCO can help. We also install or repair any site access points, including gates of all types and sizes and any entry doors or fire escapes

OUTCO line marking contractors for a professional spring car park refresh

Effective line marking is an important requirement to safely guide and instruct traffic and pedestrians flows around your facility. From a simple line marking refresh to more complex brand-new design and installation, OUTCO can help keep your site well directed, safe and compliant

Paving & Walkways

Paving & Walkways repair cannot usually be done by property owners or managers without access to specialist tools, equipment, operatives and products required to do the job properly. OUTCO is here to help you – quickly!


Reinforce your site with bollards maintenance, installation & repairs from OUTCO. Our asset maintenance teams are on hand for all kinds of maintenance & solutions

Drain Maintenance

If your site is experiencing drainage problems, such as ponding in the car park or water build-up within your drains or manholes, look no further than OUTCO drain maintenance

Meticulous road sweeping including car parks and paving to remove leaves, litter and other debris, using a range of suitable machinery and manpower from sweeper teams to high-capacity vehicles

OUTCO waste clearance service ensures any fly-tipping, dumping or any general waste left on your site can be quickly and safely removed, ensuring your facility remains clean, safe and well maintained

Jet Washing

Had a spill on site, or do you just need to refresh your shop fronts or walkways? OUTCO’s jet washing service can refresh, and pressure clean your hardstanding areas from paint, oil, graffiti or the build-up of moss or algae


OUTCO condition surveys are a detailed GPS-tagged photographic assessment of your facility’s exterior assets, reporting on their current condition and highlighting any hazards or health and safety risks with a RAG rating

Hazard Reports

Clients receive detailed hazard report, including RAG rated and GPS-tagged photographs showing you the identified hazard and its exact location

OUTCO Services

Winter Gritting Contractor

A complete range of award winning winter gritting, snow clearance, winter risk management and specialist de-icing products to keep estates free of snow and ice, ensuring sites remain safe, compliant and operational even through the harshest winter weather.

outco grounds maintenance

Our grounds maintenance services keep the grounds of your estates well-managed, tidy and appealing. With our PPM or one-off grounds maintenance services, our outdoor maintenance teams ensure that you have well-managed grounds and communal areas, important for enhancing your consumer and employee experience

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Asset maintenance and replacement services for estate infrastructure, keeping your assets fully maintained, operational, and up to specification, 365 days a year come rain or shine. Our reactive outdoor maintenance services ensure that your compliance and health and safety obligations are always kept up to standard.

Case Studies

Tesco Brighouse Surfacing and Drainage works

Tesco’s approached retail specialists OUTCO to complete critical car park repairs to its superstore in Brighouse. Following an initial scoping visit in March issues with levels, safety critical areas and drainage were identified. OUTCO produced a full survey of the asset and provided a report outlining the immediate repairs required. Collaborating with our client and supply chain a proposal was put forward to Tesco to complete the works using a Reduced Emissions Asphalt (REA) with added environmental benefits.


Key client B&Q has been working with OUTCO for 5 years working under a performance-based contract. We deliver a full scope winter service to 149 sites. Daily pre-service and post-service reports are emailed to B&Q representatives. Monthly attendance/activity reports are also provided – detailing our service delivered for the past month


Our extensive portfolio incorporates Amazon’s logistics sites across the UK. Amazon’s winter services are are delivered 24/7 between November and March and include mechanical gritting of car parks and delivery areas. OUTCO provides all winter services for Amazon’s 51 logistics sites across the UK, covering 600,000m2 of serviceable area. Daily pre-service and post-service reports are emailed to Amazon representatives, as are monthly attendance/activity reports.


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Rewilding with OUTCO offers businesses a compelling opportunity to redefine their relationship with their outdoor estate

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Pothole report and repair, OUTCO road repair technology

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OUTCO pothole services - repair and maintain the tarmac on your car parks

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