Due to wear and tear, traditional copper drains will form cracks within the piping that turns into leaks. Repairing these problems can be expensive and invasive because they are buried below the earth's surface. Sometimes, the pipes can be buried under layers of cement, tarmac, or brick, which means a lot of digging and displacement of soil will occur when fixing the issue. What if there was an easier way?
Luckily, a less invasive repair solution has recently developed that requires little to no digging. This method is called drain lining. In this blog, our experts will explain the non-invasive process of repairing damaged drains to help you decide if drain lining suits you.
How Does Drain Lining Work?
As the name suggests, drain lining means the process includes a polymer lining that bonds to the inside of the pipe. An extra pipe is manually placed inside the existing, damaged pipe. The pipe inside will become narrower for the water to move through. However, this alternative method is preferable to digging up the drains and disrupting the surrounding earth.
What’s The Process?
Prior to drain lining, the extent of the damage within the pipes requires thorough investigation. The assessment process involves jet-washing to clean the pipes and remove clogs or debris. Next, a camera inspection is done with a small camera sent through the lines to assess how much lining will need to be used to fix the issue.
Once the professional plumbers have determined the problem, they will gently feed the liner through the drain. Once in place, a bag of air within the liner will be inflated, pushing the flexible liner to the walls of the previous pipe. The liner adheres to the preexisting pipe and hardens, creating a new pipe. The air balloon will then be deflated and removed to allow the camera to be reinserted to ensure the pipe is fully repaired.
Benefits of Drain Lining
- It avoids damage to the surrounding landscape caused by digging and heavy-duty equipment.
- More efficient and cost-effective.
- It prevents tree roots from accessing the pipes.
- It is more durable and reliable than replacing your pipes.
- It increases the flow capacity due to the smooth surface that prevents build-up within the pipes.
Serving All of Southwest Florida
With 30 years of experience, our experts at Aztec Plumbing & Drains have the tools, knowledge, and expertise to get the job done right the first time, everytime. Give us a call at (239) 232-2012 or contact us online to schedule drain lining service and ensure your pipes are running smoothly!