Needing drain repair can be exceedingly frustrating because of the costs and the mess involved. This is especially true if you have a drainage system that requires professionals to come in and destroy your floor in order for them to be able to make repairs. Nowadays you can opt to use ‘no-dig’ technology, otherwise known as trenchless drain repairs.
Explaining trenchless repairs
Even though we could discuss the entire process in almost unlimited detail, it is simply the most cost-effective and fastest way to repair a damaged drain. Not only that, but you also have the least amount of disruption with a trenchless repair. When it comes to repairing or replacing dilapidated infrastructure assets, it has become the preferred method.
This technique means that you insert a liner into the drain. This liner is impregnated with a special resin. The liner goes into the drain, and the line is then turned inside out. It is forced through the drainage pipes using air pressure or water pressure. The materials adhere to the inside of the pipe, and the resin hardens or cures. This restores the integrity of the drain by effectively creating a new pipe within the pipe.
A tailored project
Each drainage repair project needs a tailored design. Remember that no two issues are the same, so how could two solutions be the same? Decisions have to be made regarding re-opening works, curing method, resin, and the type of liner. These have to be planned meticulously according to the specific criteria involved in the repair. These include costs, working area, timescales, condition of the drainage, access points, types of pipe, length, and diameter.
Why opt for trenchless drain repairs?
There are a number of different methods of getting your drain repaired. The truth is that relining may be the best solution because of the following benefits:
- Both resin and materials meet industry standards of a minimum 50 year service life
- It renews the pipe to a better-than-original state
- Minimally disruptive
- Repair is completed in less time than with the traditional replacement
- The whole process is less costly
Yes, you could opt to have everything removed and have the floor dug up to ensure that all the issues are resolved, but that is no longer necessary. You now have alternative options. Spend less money, have less downtime, and spend less time worrying about the mess that the service professionals are going to leave behind. If you are going to need repairs – make sure that you go trenchless where possible.