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What is audio-video documentation?

Also known as electography, it is an above-ground audio and visual record of the construction site. Pre-Construction video records conditions before any materials are delivered and before any work begins. This record includes but is not limited to interiors of homes and businesses, driveways, foundations, sidewalks, landscaping, utilities, manholes, existing conditions in ditches, ponding in crop fields, curbs and road surfacing. Progress electrography records conditions as a project is under way. Post-Construction video provides a record of the site after all work and restoration have been completed. Please note that electography is not the same as "TV-ing", which is the internal video-taping of the sewer pipe. CVM does not do any work underground.

How much does it cost?

Often less then the cost of replacing a single driveway (and certainly less than replacing several). Although CVM's equipment is on the cutting edge of technology, our prices remain competitively low. Just contact us and we'll be happy to send you a quote on any job.

Why should I use electography?

Engineers can approach claims with total confidence, knowing that an accurate record of the site exists. Contractors can be more confident their liabilities will be minimized when they approach a jobsite before or after other contractors have been there, and are more responsive in correcting complaints when they are conclusively proven. Property owners, aware that an accurate record is available, are restricted from making fraudulent or exaggerated claims. Electography is a cost-effective insurance that saves time and money for all parties, and can help preserve your valuable reputation.

Why should I hire a professional documentation services?

When you hire Construction Video Media, you are hiring an unbiased third party. This ensures that your record is accurate and will stand up in court if necessary.

What types of documentation does CVM provide?

* Standard documentation with GPS coordinates.

* Portable documentation. This is hand-held coverage of a proposed line of construction where access by a vehicle is not possible.

* Haul Routes with GPS.

* Interior / Exterior Coverage.

* Rainfall studies.

* Marine and Wetland Documentation

What is GPS?

It stands for Global Positioning Satellites. We utilize equipment which incorporates the information from these satellites so that an exact read-out of coordinates appears on your audio-video record.



Since 1969 CVM has been the leader in the construction documentation business. During this time period, we have developed the methods, standards and procedures that have been the benchmarks used by only the most experienced electographers in the field. Our attention to developing technology and its integration into the documentation has kept us on the cutting edge. Today we provide our services throughout the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast, using the best equipment available: High Resolution Digital Video and GPS (Global Positioning Satellites) technology.



Pre Construction Video Documentation

Road Surface Coverage

Interior / Exterior Documentation






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111 East Newberry Street (P.O. Box 90)

Romeo, MI  48065

Toll Free: 800-346-3342

Phone: 586-752-2580

Fax: 586-752-2301


CVM is currently accepting resumes for electographer positions. Experience in video is required, along with a good driving record. If you would like to apply with us, please send resume and cover letter to:

CVM, Inc.

P.O. Box 90

Romeo, MI  48065

ATTN: Mr. Dwight C. Spengler

Get a quote: 800-346-3342
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