Culverts

Inspire (Structures) have come up with a new approach to the problem of examining culverts that are difficult to access. This new method sidesteps the complex and costly process of dewatering or desilting the culvert.


A culvert is a fully enclosed drainage structure that runs underneath a road, railway or land. They are designed to be efficient, with a low risk of issues like blockages and leaks. But, inevitably, there are issues like these that arise, and accessing the underground culverts can be very challenging and expensive. There is also an element of risk involved, both for the people carrying out the work and for nearby structures that could be damaged if unexpected complications occur.

 

Accurate Assessments

 

Inspire (Structures) have come up with a new approach to the problem of examining culverts that are difficult to access. This new method sidesteps the complex and costly process of dewatering or desilting the culvert.

In collaboration with Antony Peckston from DAKK Engineering, a skilled and experienced Mechanical and Electrical Engineer in the Oil and Gas Industry, we have developed the DAKK range of CCTV equipment. It is fully equipped to carry out in-depth examinations that can give you an accurate assessment of the state of a culvert.

This CCTV equipment is specially designed and developed to access underground culverts without having to dewater or desilt. Avoiding this complex process will result in significant savings for the asset owner, and a greatly reduced risk of damage to the drainage systems. The CCTV equipment is portable and lightweight, requiring only two people to carry it to a site by hand. This brings the additional bonus of not needing to make special arrangements for vehicular access or track access.

 

Cost-effective CCTV Examinations

 

The DAKK CCTV range was launched in 2016 to a great reception within the industry. In the two years that have passed since then, the technology has carried out safe, cost-effective CCTV examinations of more than 500 culverts. And many of these culverts had not previously had a detailed examination carried out in living memory.

This is one of the key issues of so many culverts – many were constructed a very long time ago, when construction methods and standards were different. A thorough examination of an old system is the best way to assess the state it is in, and whether there is a risk of problems developing. Particularly in older systems, it is important to get a clear picture of how things stand in a safe and cost-effective way. The DAKK CCTV range ticks all these boxes, making it the perfect solution to take up.

If you are responsible for a culvert system that hasn’t been examined in a long time (or ever), we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to get in touch and we can go over everything in more detail, and give you an idea of how much our service would cost for you.

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