A photo of a river taken with a drone during an inspection

Waterway Drone Services Drone inspections and surveys by companies in the waterway industry have become standard practice over recent years.

We make waterway inspecting easier

Waterways and the structures on them are subject to erosion by running water. It’s essential that they are maintained so they can be used and appreciated for years to come. Drones are an efficient, eco-friendly way to inspect waterways. Engineers With Drones inspects for you, flagging issues with no impact on the environment.

Faster, more efficient inspections can be done more frequently

As drones fly above a waterway, they inspect much faster than typical methods. Removing the need to walk or boat down a waterway significantly reduces labour involved. Efficient monitoring can be done more frequently - keeping the waterways are in good shape, to be enjoyed by everyone.

Inspecting from all angles means we miss nothing

When inspecting waterway structures (dams, weirs, locks, culverts etc.) we view it from all angles. Being able to inspect from above and below, with no climbing equipment or boats, streamlines the process. Damaged structures may be at risk if someone were to climb on it - which is why drones are beneficial. We stay back from all structures to avoid damage, while capturing high quality images. Our drone is equipped with a high resolution camera, ensuring no detail is lost. Precise inspection ensures all locks, dams, or weirs are in good working order and don’t put anyone at risk.

Aerial views show everything that affects waterways

Constant running water erodes waterways, so monitoring their banks helps to maintain them. When inspecting waterways (canals, rivers, etc.) an aerial view gives a clearer insight to the its condition. Invasive vegetation can worsen erosion, and it’s growth can be monitored from above. As we use GPS, we follow the exact same path each time, ensuring the information is accurate. Regular record keeping and monitoring keeps waterways well maintained, ensuring they can be enjoyed for years to come.

IAA Certified

We are fully accredited by the Irish Aviation Authority to the latest European wide EASA regulations.

Fully Insured

We hold 13m employers liability insurance and 6.5m public & products liability Insurance.

Experienced Engineers

We are experienced engineers with strong technical backgrounds.

Ireland Based

We are based in Ireland which means we can respond quickly to your needs.

Our Drone Capability

Here at Engineers With Drones we fly the latest cutting edge drones. Our UAV's are selected specifically for the tasks they perform. Drones such as the DJI M300 and payloads such as the Zenmuse H20T with high optical zoom lenses are optimal for safely inspecting high-value assets at a stand-off range.

To find out more about our drone equipment and what it can do click here.

A DJI M300 RTK inspection drone for wind turbines

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