Are you dealing with pipe problems?
Either you have constant drain blockages or clogs or you have a pipe that has started leaking.
The plumber you have hired is suggesting that the entire area needs to be dug out and the pipes replaced. The idea of excavation, digging, and heavy machinery can be overwhelming, not to mention the cost involved can be enormous.
Before you go ahead with this option – Make sure you get a second option from a plumbing company that offers pipe relining and not all plumbers will offer this as a solution.
Because there was a more efficient and cost-effective solution that could revive your pipes!
Trenchless pipe relining is the answer you’ve been searching for.
Our team at Plumbmaster Plumbing knows firsthand the benefits of this ‘no-dig’ solution. Pipe relining creates a new pipe within the existing one, using a two-part epoxy that leaves a hard fibreglass shell. It’s quiet, quick, and clean, making it a long-term solution for difficult and damaged pipes.
In this article, we’re going to explore the advantages and disadvantages of pipe relining, how it works, when to use it, and the types of pipe relining available.
Please note – that it is not always going to be suitable as some pipe damage is too extensive, but it is an option that many home owners are not aware of and nor are they offered this cost effective solution.
Keep reading to see how this process works and what the benefits are for trenchless pipe relining.
What is pipe relining?
Just like a phoenix rising from the ashes, pipe relining creates a new pipe within the existing one using a two-part epoxy that leaves a hard fibreglass shell inside the pipe.
This gives your old pipes a new life without the need for digging or excavation, making it a long-term solution for difficult and damaged pipes.
This innovative technology is a ‘no-dig’ solution that is quiet, quick, and clean, making it a popular choice for homeowners. With pipe relining, you won’t have to worry about the mess and disruption that comes with excavation, and you’ll be able to get back to your daily routine in no time.
The process of pipe relining is both fascinating and clever.
First, the plumbing experts will inspect your pipes to determine the extent of the damage and identify any blockages. Then, they’ll clean the pipes using high-pressure water jets to remove any debris and prepare the surface for relining.
Next, they’ll apply the epoxy resin to a felt liner which is inserted and then expanded. It sticks to the the inside of your pipes, and hardens to form a new pipe within the old one. The end result is a fully restored and functional pipe that is guaranteed to last for 35 years.
With pipe relining, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of a new, functional pipe without the hassle of excavation.
Advantages and disadvantages
One of the key considerations when deciding on a pipe repair method is weighing the advantages and disadvantages of options like pipe relining.
On the one hand, pipe relining offers a ‘no-dig’ solution that is faster, more affordable, and guaranteed for 35 years. Plus, it’s respectful of the environment and doesn’t require materials to be disposed of, making it a convenient and eco-friendly choice.
On the other hand, pipe relining is not always possible, especially when pipes have been severely dislodged or crushed by tree roots. This means that in some cases, excavation may still be necessary.
However, when pipe relining is an option for a pipe repair, pipe relining is a long-term solution that is considerably less impactful than other pipe repair options. This makes it a smart choice for homeowners looking to fix their pipes without causing disruption to their home or garden.
How it works
Let’s explore how we can create a brand new pipe within an existing one using a two-part epoxy that forms a hard fibreglass shell. This technique, known as pipe relining, is a ‘no-dig’ solution that’s quick, quiet and clean. It is a faster, cleaner and more efficient option for repairing existing pipelines.
The process of pipe relining begins with a thorough inspection of the existing pipeline. Once the inspection is complete, we insert a liner coated with a two-part epoxy resin into the pipe. The liner is then inflated, and the resin hardens to create a new pipe within the old one.
The new pipe is strong and durable, with a life expectancy similar to installing a new pipe.
This process is considerably less impactful than other pipe repair options and is guaranteed for 35 years. It is a reliable and cost-effective solution for damaged pipes.
When to use it
When considering the repair of damaged pipes, we should consider pipe relining as a viable option. It’s a long-term solution that won’t disrupt the home or garden, making it perfect for preventive measures.
Relining can be done for old clay pipes attached to older homes, even if blockages haven’t recently occurred. It is a great preventative measure.
Furthermore, pipe relining is more beneficial than pipe replacement when the cost of excavation is too expensive and when access limited. If you have hardscaped parts of your yard with paving or pathways, You really want to avoid digging these areas up if it can be avoided.
Accessing pipes can require complex work, and it could lead to further damage to the surrounding area.
With pipe relining, we don’t need to dig up the area, and it’s a quiet, quick, and clean solution. It’s respectful of the environment and reduces impact, making it a smart choice for those who want a long-term and cost effective solution.
So, if you want to repair your pipes and ensure that they remain in good condition, consider pipe relining as an option.
Types of pipe relining
There are four common methods of pipe relining, including CIPP lining, fold and form lining, slip lining, and spray lining. Each method has its unique advantages and disadvantages that make them suitable for different types of pipe repair needs.
Here are some key points to keep in mind about each type:
Pipe Relining we do:
- Inversion relining –
- Sectional relining –
- Drag in/pull in place relining
- Junction relining
Choosing the right method for pipe relining will depend on the extent of damage to the pipe, the location of the pipe, and the budget for the repair.
We can help you determine the best method for your specific needs and provide you with a long-term solution that’s guaranteed to last.
Trust us to revive your pipes and ensure that they’re in top condition for years to come.
Get in touch with the team at Plumbmaster Plumbing today