The big drain lining predicament

May 5, 2023 | News

When you need drain repairs done it can feel daunting. The cost and the thought of digging up your home to replace a broken pipe would fill most people with fear. But there are other, less-intrusive solutions.Instead of digging up your back garden, or side path, we can fix  most drain damage with a simple […]

When you need drain repairs done it can feel daunting. The cost and the thought of digging up your home to replace a broken pipe would fill most people with fear. But there are other, less-intrusive solutions.Instead of digging up your back garden, or side path, we can fix  most drain damage with a simple drain patch repair or by drain lining – this means there is no need to to dig a single shovel of dirt.

Top offenders for broken drains

You may be suspicious of damaged drains if you smell bad odours, hear gurgling noises from backed up drains, see pooling water or even spy rodents who’ve used the cracks to get into your system. These cracks can occur through natural wear and tear over time or be caused by other factors like tree roots, freezing conditions, or subsidence. Whatever the cause, you have a choice of drainage repair options; and they don’t all require digging up your home or garden. In fact, drain lining and patch repairs can be carried out without any excavation at all.

Choosing which repair is right for you

After a site visit, our team in Windsor can discuss all the available options with you, from drain lining to patch repairs. They’ll usually carry out CCTV drain surveys to investigate your drain network remotely, using specialist camera equipment to find the source of any damage that requires drain repairs. They can then talk you through the options, whether that’s replacing existing drainage pipework or getting our trained engineers to carry out drain lining or targeted patch repairs to fix your existing drains.

Your options

  • Drain lining and /or sewer lining
    Used for larger areas of damage or pipes with multiple cracks or corrosion, but is still quick, easy, and cost-effective
  • Patch lining
    Used for smaller localised areas of damage and is a quick, money-saving drain repairs solution, which prevents bigger problems developing
  • Pipe replacement
    Used as a last resort and involves excavating land to replace a full section of drain or sewer

Is drain lining a good alternative to replacing your drains?

Our drain lining solutions and patch repairs remedies aren’t just cost-effective and dig-free alternatives for replacing drains, they’re also permanent and long-lasting solutions for drain problems.

The drain lining and patch repair process

The plus side of drain and sewer lining and patch repairs is they can be carried out remotely, without having to dig up your home or garden. Your Drain Power team will access your drain network via the nearest manhole or similar access point, using state-of-the-art equipment to investigate and repair your pipework.

Here’s how it usually works:

  1. We assess your drains with a CCTV drainage survey
  2. We discuss the findings with you, and confirm whether drain lining or patch repairs will work
  3. We carry out any necessary root cutting or drain cleaning or jetting before drain repairs are carried out
  4. We use our specialised equipment, like an inflatable packers, to install your liner or patch, and to cure it in place
  5. We carry out a follow-up CCTV drainage survey to ensure the drain lining or patch repairs have fixed the problems

All our pipe lining and patch repair options promise you minimal mess, fuss and stress.

 Your specialists for drain repairs

At Drain Power Ltd, we carry out full drain, pipe, and sewer lining and isolated patch repairs for clients all across the UK and Berkshire. As our headquarters is situated in Windsor, locally we cover cities, towns, and villages around London, Slough, Reading, Oxford, Watford, Woking, Guildford, Beaconsfield, and beyond

Just get in touch for a free, no obligation quote, or to discuss our pipe lining and patch repair options in more detail.