When you can Reline!
Ever been inconvenienced by blocked drains, or have ongoing problems in your drains that are just too hard or expensive to fix?
Pipe relining is fast becoming the alternate solution for non-intrusive sewer drain pipe repairs.
Drain relining is a cost effective, environmentally friendly and non-destructive approach to fixing breaks, tree root infestation, collapsed and even missing sections of sewer or stormwater drains.
Relining technology known as CIPP (Cure In Place Pipe) or PIP (Pull In Place) has the ability to create a ‘Pipe within a Pipe’. This is achieved using specific environmentally friendly, epoxy resins, which creates a seamless structural length pipe, junction or section repair.
Liners are typically made from a fabric that is impregnated with two-part epoxy resins and a pre-inserted bladder spanning the length of the liner. The liner is inserted into the pipeline through an inspection opening or access point on the drain, and is then pulled into the desired position within the drain. Compressed air is used to inflate and expand the bladder which forces it to seal against the host pipe, covering all cracks, breaks and tree root infested sections of drain.
Once the liner has set, the bladder is deflated and removed from the drain, leaving behind a new ‘Pipe within a Pipe.’
This is all achieved with minimal inconvenience, generally within a day, and with no damage to structures, driveways, floors, landscaped areas.
Millions of linear meters of drains have been restored worldwide using this relining technology and with a 50 year warranty, it is the perfect solution for non-destructive drain repairs.
After all, why dig when you can reline!
The Relining Process
Using CCTV equipment, problems within drains can be quickly identified and located.
Drains are then cleaned using high pressure water jets and other cleaning equipment, removing all debris from the drain in preparation for relining.
A custom bladder and liner is manufactured to suit the application. It is then wet-out with epoxy resins, inserted into the drain, and pulled into position over the damaged areas.
The bladder is then inflated with compressed air, expanding the liner and forcing the liner to bond to the existing drain. Once inflated, the liner is left to cure in place.
When the liner has completely cured, the bladder is deflated and removed from the drain, leaving the liner set in place. A CCTV inspection of the drain is conducted to confirm the integrity of the liner.
The newly relined drain is now ready for operation.