Cracks or defects in your drain pipes can be a major headache. Thankfully there are a variety of methods that don’t require extensive excavations to repair the problem. Drain lining—or relining as it’s sometimes referred to—involves installing a drain lining that bonds to the inside of the existing pipe, providing a hassle free and lasting drain repair. For more information, contact our team today!
The Advantages of Drain Lining
Drain lining offers a practical, cost effective, and mess-free solution to repairing many cracked drains. Whilst patch repairs are often the cheaper solution, if the damage extends greater than 1000mm, drain lining is the next best option.
Drain lining involves lining the inside of your existing pipework with a special polymer lining which bonds to the inside of the pipe, offering a waterproof and long lasting repair.
Whilst we aim to make every effort to repair your drains using non-invasive methods, unfortunately, in some cases, the damage to your drain pipe is too severe for drain relining to provide a suitable repair, in which case drain excavation is the only option available.
Fully Equipped to Provide You With A Solution to Treat Your Blocked Drains, Not Just Offer Temporary Relief From The Symptoms
Professional Drain Lining Services at an Affordable Price
Dealing with any drainage issue can be a major source of stress, for home owners and businesses alike. And whilst you might only be dealing with a simple blockage that is easy to clear, when you hear the words “your drain is damaged and needs repairing”, you start to picture a huge bill in your mind.
Back in the day, the only way to repair your drain was by excavating the site, and replacing the damaged section. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of work involved with this drain repair method, and often lands you with a pretty hefty bill at the end of the day.
Thankfully, drain repair technology and techniques have improved significantly over the years, and we can now often repair drains using non-invasive repair methods such as drain lining. This results in less disruption, less time needed to repair the problem, resulting in a lower out of pocket expense for yourself.
The Drain Lining Process
Before we can offer a solution, we must first identify the problem and the extent of the damage we are dealing with. This is done by conducting a CCTV drain survey of your drainage system to access the overall condition of your pipes, and to pinpoint the source of the problem. If required we will clean your drains using high-pressure water to remove any debris or deposits to prepare for the installation of the drain liner.
Once we have identified the problem and are happy that drain lining will provide a suitable and lasting repair, we will prepare the liner ready for installation. The liner is gently fed through the pipework to the site of the problem until it covers the entire area of the damaged drain. Once the liner is in place, an airbag within the liner is inflated so the liner conforms to the inner diameter of the pipe.
Within a few hours, the liner will cure and harden (essentially creating a pipe within a pipe), the airbag is then deflated and removed, leaving the liner in place.
We will then conduct another drain survey using our state of the art cameras to inspect the area of the repair to inspect the quality of the work, and to ensure the repair is completed satisfactorily.
While that might seem like a complicated process, drain lining is still a much cheaper repair method than having to excavate the area and repair the damaged section of drain manually.
Drain Relining Key Features and Benefits
- “No-Dig” resulting in cost savings vs. a repair requiring excavation
- Fast installation and minimal disruption to your home or business
- Guaranteed for five years (not insurance backed)
- Forms a barrier to water ingress and root penetration
How Long Will The Drain Lining Repair Last?
The lining material we use provides a 50-year life span. We only use the most up to date sewer and drain repair methods and materials which adhere to WRc criteria to ensure all work is carried out to water authority standards.