The Process of Drain Lining and How it Helps
The fact about burying the drains many feet under the concrete, beneath the earth, brick walls, or tarmac requires a lot of digging and time to carry out the repair work. The digging does not only create a lot of mess but also increase the costs of drain repairing.
Until recently, blocked drains would cause major complications and disruptions during repair work but thanks to the drain lining, it is now easy to repair the damaged drains. Instead of digging down to the actual drain, the drain lining can help you gain access from the ground level to carry out the process of repairing.
You can consider the draining lining method as like “Keyhole Surgery” for the blocked or collapsed drain. Why do we call it keyhole surgery for your drain? It is because this method uses a small access hole to initiate the repair process. In addition, it requires minimum interference.
As the name suggests, Drain lining involves the internal walls of the drain. It requires a polymer lining that bond to the inside of the drainpipe. It is something like building an extra pipe in the actual drainpipe.
To begin with, it is vital to know what part of the pipe is damaged. The drain lining process begins with cleaning the internal surface using the high pressure jetting method. During the washing phase, a small camera is there for the inspection of the condition of the pipe. This is very important for the preparation of the liner.
Once the team is happy that the problem can be solved with drain lining, the repairing team feed the liner gently into the drain. Bit by bit, the liner slowly moves along up until it covers the whole area of the damaged drainpipe. Once it is in place, an airbag inflates within the liner that pushes the flaccid liner out to the pipe diameter.
The liner will harden to cure the pipe by creating a second pipe in the framework of the existing drainpipe. Lastly, the team sends the robotic camera again through the drain to inspect the work quality.
Root ingress is a common problem for drainage systems and pipes. If you do not treat the problem, it can cause some serious issues. Root ingress is the mechanism where the roots of the tree naturally move towards the water sources and grow in the joins of the drainpipes. In this regard, the drain lining can be used to overcome the issue. Drainage repair experts like in Draincare Reactive use this process to repair damages between 70mm and 1600mm in diameter. This method is suitable for the entire length of piping that significantly reduces the risks of further degradation.