Trenchless Pipe Relining: A non-disruptive solution to fix any type of drain problem
- For many years, when sewer pipes are damaged, the traditional dig and repair method was the only option we have, but this method is far less ideal and is generally more expensive. You want to know why? Keep reading to find out why we don’t recommend it and it may be very handy information if you’re currently on the lookout for pipe repair that offers advantages that outweighs the cost. Let’s take a glimpse of the old way first to give you a clear view of why this is NOT an option we want you to consider.
- Traditional pipe repair involves fully excavating the damaged pipes, creating a messy, long trench that destroys landscaping and other property foundations such as driveways, walls, and even floors. These made it labour-intensive, time-consuming, expensive, and often disruptive. Sounds like it’s not a pleasant experience ey? In addition to the cost associated with restoring pipes, this sewer repair method also leaves you footing the bill for the restorative works. That means you can break the bank to be able to afford it when the repair requires extensive work.
- The many disadvantages of the traditional dig and repair method has given way to the development of trenchless technology. Fortunately, property owners now have an alternative solution that is more efficient, cost-effective, and minimally invasive. The key feature of this method is its ability to produce a far more durable replacement pipe through relining the damaged pipes while avoiding risky excavations.
What is Trenchless Pipe Relining?
- The development of trenchless plumbing 50 years ago has revolutionized our industry and brought so many advantages. To date, trenchless sewer relining methods provide us with the ability to completely rehabilitate a sewer without excavating a huge trench or digging up the damaged pipe – leaving no room for risk to our team and to our customer’s property.
- Trenchless pipe relining in Sydney is a popular technique for rehabilitation and to reduce water loss. The increased dominance is mainly due to its fast and easy installation process, expanded life cycle, and outstanding performance over the traditional method.
- While there are other types of plumbing relining, CIPP is the most widely used. CIPP or Cured-in Place Pipe Lining as the name suggests is a trenchless pipe relining technique that allows us to repair damaged sewer lines quickly. In essence, we install an epoxy liner inside the old sewer pipes, which seals cracks and leakages and protects it from further deterioration. The result is a fresh-like pipe with extended service life and high resistance to root intrusions and other ground conditions. It is suitable for residential and commercial property, whether the requirement is repairing a downpipe or horizontally installed pipes.
Trenchless Pipe Relining Process
A small CCTV drain camera is fed through the pipe to get a closer view of the interior to locate any cracks, gaps, and blockages. These steps will help us identify the type of materials, length of the liner, the dimension of the pipe, accessibility of the pipe-in-question, etc. which are all determinants on how much you would be paying to complete the job. Our team can honestly give you a quote and solution plan based on the results of the drains camera inspection.
To start off the job, we ensure that the pipe is in repair condition by clearing all blockages, debris, and root intrusions which is the most common culprit when the drain pipe fails. We use a high-pressure jetter to perform this step, and if roots are present, we make sure to cut it down first into pieces and finalize the clearing process with the high-pressure jetter again.
We prepare an epoxy-resin mixture to apply on the felt tube liner. The epoxy-saturated liner is inserted into the old pipe and ensures proper cohesion between the walls of the old pipe and the liner. Once the liner is pulled into place, we use a rubber bladder inflated inside. The bladder will compress and secure the epoxy-liner inside the old pipe.
Curing takes two to four hours depending on the temperature applied. When this step completes, we deflate the bladder and pull it out, leaving an effectively brand-new like pipe inside the old pipe with expanded lifespan to at least 50 years.
final cctv check
To make sure the installation was successful, we perform a final CCTV inspection to examine the relined sections for any signs of installation failures. Our service doesn’t end here. After a year, we will arrange a visit to monitor our works.
What to do if you experience sewer problems?
A sewer that has failed can lead to various problems like diseases, substantial property damages, and can even result in electrical failures. While prompt cleanup of affected property can help minimize the nuisance and prevent further damage, if you experience these problems, immediately call us, your pipe relining services expert to arrange a visit before the problem can turn into an unexpected, messy and costly full-blown home renovation job. Our team has all the tools, technology, and solutions ready to make your sewer pipes work like brand-new again.