What is pipe relining? | How does it work?
Pipe relining Brisbane uses a technology that allows a damaged pipe to be repaired underground, where it lays. This eliminates the need for pipes to be dug up and replaced hence why it is called trenchless pipe repairs. This process can save a lot of money, time and stress, especially when the pipe is located in a difficult to access position like under concrete or the foundation of the building. In days gone by, the traditional method of digging up and replacing broken and cracked pipes meant digging up driveways, concrete slabs or ruining beautifully established gardens. The pipe relining Brisbane process can often be completed in as little as a few hours and creates minimal mess to be cleaned up upon the completion of the job.
Step 1 – Drain Pipe Inspection
A CCTV drain camera will be inserted into your pipe to uncover the cause of the blockage
Step 2 – Clean and clear the blocked drain
Using a high pressure jetter to clean and clear all blockages in the pipe
Step 3 – Reline the damaged pipe
A fibreglass sleeve or felt liner is permeated in epoxy resin and inserted into the pipe. It is blown up inside the pipe pushing the liner to the walls of the existing pipe
Step 4 – The Curing process
The pipe sleeve will then cure on the walls of the existing pipe, making the pipe as strong or stronger than before
Step 5 – Cutting out junctions and inspection pits
Before the process is completed there may be junctions or inspection pits in the line that need to be cut out. This can be done efficiently using a robotic cutter or grinder
Step 6 – Completing the pipe repair
The pipe undergoes a final inspection using the CCTV drain camera to ensure full coverage of the repair site