Pipe Relining: What Does it Mean and Why it is Used?

Why pipe relining?

As materials age, structures start to crack and soon no longer possess the much-needed integrity. In addition to time, there are also other surroundings-related factors, such as tree roots, for instance, causing significant damage to the sewer and stormwater pipes. All these require repair and rehabilitation before the old piping starts to collapse.

What is pipe relining?

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Luckily a rather new method called Pipe Relining is now available making dealing with piping repairs a whole lot easier. Currently, there are still not many truly professional companies that get the best results in this line of work to be found, however, SA Pipe Relining company is definitely worth mentioning as they deal with both residential and commercial drain repairs. They are definitely one of the best options to deal with blocked drain repairs in Adelaide and Sewer repairs in South Australia.

Well the name itself is rather self-explanatory; it means to reline the pipe. During the pipe relining the existing lines are used. As such no digging is required, which means, there is basically no mess and no disruption during the process.

CCTV in pipe relining

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The process must start with an inspection of the old existing pipeline. For that part, they use CCTV cameras to locate and identify the broken cracked or blocked drains. Once the current condition has been determined, they normally use the specialized equipment and tools designed to be inserted into the pipes to access the problematic areas. Problematic areas must be prepared to be relined, which essentially means that any debris and foreign materials must be properly removed.

Once the old pipeline has been prepared and cleaned, the liner and bladder are inserted into position. Finally, the bladder is inflated to set the liner in place, which essentially creates a new pipe within the existing pipe.

Why Pipe Relining?

Why pipe relining?

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Now that you know what pipe relining is, it is quite easy to understand why “no mess, no fuss, no disruption” slogan is in place.

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Let’s take a look at the main advantages of pipe repining:

It is way less costly compared to traditional pipeline renovation methods.

It is a lot faster compared to traditional pipeline renovation methods

No destruction: true professionals are capable of relining existing pipelines via inspection openings or other existing access points to the pipeline. As such, there is no trench excavation and backfilling needed, no structural damage, re-landscaping, traffic tie-ups, and no environmental damage.

Minimal disruption to the everyday routines related to domestic and commercial pipelines.

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