A No-Dig Solution for Damaged Sewer Pipes
Blocked or damaged drain pipes could create problems for property owners in Australia. Piping and draining systems can blocked out due to several reasons including ground movement, tree root infestation, and ageing pipes. Fixing damaged pipes using the traditional methods of excavation require a great deal of work and time, and can leave unwanted mess on the site. This dilemma can be solved using drain re-lining, or also known as the no dig pipe relining, a process of fixing an existing damaged, cracked, and corroded pipes without the hassle of excavation.
What is no dig pipe relining?
This method works by cleaning the pipe and inserting a liner into an existing pipe. The liner is a resin-soaked textile fabric that is inserted into place together with the bladder. The liner is then cured inside the pipe to create a seamless repair and rehabilitation of the damaged pipe. Joined sections as long as 100 meters and as short as one meter can be relined effortlessly.
Outlined below are some of the advantages of no dig pipe relining.
- Longer Life of Pipes. Pipes that are used in pipe relining repairs are durable and stronger than polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes. It has protection that is more effective and a life expectancy of 50 years from any root penetration.
- It saves you from the cost, hassle, and time in re-structuring your lawn pavement and landscaping your garden.
- Minimal Disturbance. It offers minimal disruption to your household as the jobs are completed without the heavy mess and the noise of digging.
- Easy and Quick Installation. Usually, it only takes a day to do the repair.
- Peace of Mind. A 20-year installation is more secured for relined-pipes along with some companies offering free inspection to guarantee the duration of the job.
- It can improve water quality. Reduce contamination of water from lead and other metal pipes.
- Improved infiltration. Liquids are unable to pass through the liner once the pipe is cured.
- One piece. It reduces weak joints that permits root intrusion.
- Enhanced hydraulic capacity. It can improve the flow of water because of its completely smooth surface.
- No excavation in public areas. It eliminates the potential danger of excavating in public areas.
- Resistance and pressure. It resists loads due to pin holes, leaking seals, and gaps. It also increases pressure resistance.
- It gives lower than 5% in diameter loss after pipe relining.
The following are several types of pipes that can be repaired using the no dig relining method.
- Pressure pipes
- Sewer pipes
- Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
- Cast iron
No dig pipe relining is considered as the fastest and most cost-effective method for repairing damaged sewer or drain pipes. This method prevents future pipe problems including cracks, root intrusion, and leaking joints. The economic viability, versatility and durability of this method has revolutionised pipe servicing and repair. So, the next time you encounter problem in your pipeline system, consider pipe relining as your option.