If your drain has a crack or leak, you may want to consider liner installation to repair it. This process is the quickest and most affordable way to fix a damaged drain. However, you should remember that this method is not suitable for all types of drains or areas of the country.
Pipe lining is the fastest and most cost-effective way to repair a damaged drain
It’s a process that involves inserting a thin, epoxy-impregnated liner into an existing pipe. The plumber uses a high-pressure water jetting system to clean the pipes, then inserts the liner into the existing pipe. Once the liner is in place, the plumber inflates the bladder inside to push it against the wall of the old pipe. This process is quick and easy and can cost up to 50% less than conventional pipe replacement. It also doesn’t require large disruption to a property. No holes are required in walls, and the whole process can be completed in as little as two or three days.
Pipe lining is an innovative technique for repairing damaged drains. The process works by installing a new pipe sleeve inside an existing drain. This replaces the existing pipe and patches the crack inside it without the need for excavation. This is more effective and less messy than other traditional methods, and it’s an environmentally-friendly option as there’s no digging involved.
It can solve a leak or a crack
If you have a crack or leak in your drain, you may need to line it. Luckily, there are several ways to fix a leak. The first method is called patch repair. This type of repair is suitable for small cracks and requires little disruption. First, a fibreglass liner is impregnated with resin. The liner is then placed inside a pipe. The plastic ‘blader’ is then removed, leaving the new liner in place. Next, the resin has to cure. Then, a camera is inserted back into the pipework to confirm that the liner has sealed correctly.
If the problem is confined to a small section of the drain, CCTV cameras can be used to find the problem quickly. This technology allows a drain specialist to see exactly what’s going on below ground. The process usually takes only a few hours and costs around PS120.
It is not suitable for all drain problems
While sewer liners are an effective short-term solution for many drain problems, they are not appropriate for all types of drain problems. For example, a liner will not work in a pipe that is in a poor state of repair. The plumber will have to attempt to clear the line before installing the liner. The plumber may also need to perform a camera inspection. These procedures may cost thousands of dollars.
CIPP liners are best suited for repairs of damaged or punctured lines. They are reliable and fast. They also do not require extensive digging. Furthermore, most CIPP liners come with a comprehensive warranty.
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