Earthenware pipes have been used for decades in Australia’s sewer system. These pipes are vulnerable to cracks due to ageing or earth movement from construction activities. Cracks allow wastewater to leak attracting tree roots, thereby damaging the pipes further which will eventually result to sewer clogs.
Traditionally, replacing damaged pipes would require excavation. Luckily, a new method of pipe rehabilitation is emerging which eliminates the need for removal of broken pipes. This trenchless rehabilitation method is called pipe relining.
Pipe relining involves coating the interior of a damaged pipe using a lining material made of polyester and fiberglass cloth. Unlike traditional methods of pipe repair, trenchless rehabilitation does not require excavation which offers a lot of benefits.
Reasons to Choose Pipe Relining Over Pipe Replacement
► Quick process – A pipe relining job can be completed within a day whereas traditional methods may take days or weeks to get the work done.
► Less disruptive – Since excavation is not required, it causes less to no disruption at all.
► Money savings – A ‘no-dig’ solution means increased savings for removing damaged pipes by excavation method. It also saves you money for restoring the landscape of your property.
► Life expectancy – The strength of the lining material is guaranteed to increase the life span of the pipe by up to 50 years!
► Protection – The coating creates a defensive shield that eliminates the need for regular maintenance. It also gives 100% protection against root tree intrusion since the product is joint-free.
When is pipe relining the best option?
Pipe Relining Process
The process of pipe relining can be done in four easy steps:
2. The damaged sewer pipe will be cleaned by high pressure water blasting. The water jetting machine is also capable of removing tree roots blocking the pipe. This step prepares the damaged pipe for the lining process.
3. A polymer resin is inserted into the pipe to patch the cracks or holes. An inflating device will bond the lining material to the damaged pipe. Then, the liner will be cured using hot air or steam. The curing process will take 2-3 hours or longer depending on the diameter of the damaged pipe.
4. Once the lining material hardens, a video inspection will be conducted again for quality control purposes. This will ensure that the lining material is properly bonded to the existing pipe.
Call us now on 0422 002 871 and our team of pipe relining experts will be happy to solve your drainage issue as soon as possible.