Pipe Relining

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Pipe relining is a non-invasive, no-dig solution to your drain repair problems.

The non-invasive aspect to pipe relining offers the repair of drains that have been damaged, or compromised without the effects of traditional excavation and drain repair.

Scenarios where damaged drains are located in hard to reach areas, like driveways, or beneath buildings make traditional repair not only time-consuming and inconvenient, but also extremely expensive.

Pipe relining technology can offer the same result, without the hassle, so give Priority Plus Plumbing a call today to discuss non-invasive drain repair at your property. 

Pipe Relining

About Pipe Relining.

As the name suggests, Pipe Relining is the process of applying a liner into a damaged section of pipe to repair either an entire section or a small area of a damaged pipe.

Typically speaking, in Sydney the drains to be repaired have been compromised by tree roots that have entered the drain through cracks and caused blockages.

The liner that is inserted into the drain seals these sections using a resin which sets in place, leaving what might resemble a sock that has been ‘glued’ to the internal wall of the pipe.

Relined Pipe

Traditional methods of drain repair vs pipe relining

Although traditional methods of drain repair are effective, they also have their cons.

Some argue that replacing a section of damaged drain is more effective than relining, however the facts tell us otherwise.

If you replace a section of damaged drain, the part that you remove and replace is now sound, however in order to insert a new section of pipe, you need two joints.

These joints are potential weak points where roots may re-enter at a later stage. 

A liner is an application that has no joints, therefore there is no point for a tree root to re-enter the drain, unless it makes its way in between the liner and the pipe, which is highly unlikely because during the relining process, the resin is forced into the cracks, which is actually what binds the liner to the drain

What can be relined?

Drains can be quite complex installations, comprising of multiple bends & junctions in both vertical and horizontal sections.

Faults in drains can occur in any of these places, which means pipe relining needs to be able to repair them all. Many of these repairs require different methods and different approaches. At Priority Plus Plumbing, we make sure that your scenario gets the right repair. 

Long sections of pipe

In order to repair lengths of damaged pipe, there are a couple of methods that can achieve the desired outcome. Sometimes, actually in many situations, we will use a combination of different techniques in unison during a repair. 

Inversion lining is one method that can be used to repair long lengths of pipe. We’ve seen sections as long as 60 meters relined using inversion. 

Pull-In-Place relining is another method that can repair long(ish) lengths of pipe. Typically speaking this method is good on repairs up to about 15m long. 

Small sections of Pipe

Using the pull-in-place method, we are able to install small patches of liner into damaged drains to make a repair over an area like a busted collar, or a crack in the wall of the pipe.

Junctions and t-sections

Where drains join together, or where access points exist, you’ll find either a Y-Junction or a T-Junction. These can be located underground, in suspended applications, and in vertical stack-work. 

It’s not uncommon for these fittings to leak, especially in scenarios where they are subject to structural movement and ground movement. 

Luckily, there is a pipe relining solution for these situations also. In this instance, a resin-soaked liner is inserted into the drain in the shape and size of the existing junction. 

Pressure is then applied to the bladder which forces the liner to the internal wall of the pipe and the resin into the cracks

It’s an impressive piece of technology, to say the least. 

If you have drain problems, give Priority Plus Plumbing a call today and let our team of experts assess the situation to see if your property could benefit from Pipe Relining

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