Lining is a method of repairing drains and sewers by inserting a sleeve inside the pipe which once cured adds strength to the pipe and also by making it watertight increases flow.
The new pipe material is similar to GRP (glass reinforced plastic) and in all cases will be superior in quality and strength to the pipe which it lines. The new pipe is moulded into the damaged pipe by an ingenious method called 'inversion' using water or air pressure, fitting it tightly against the wall of the existing pipe. When the inversion is complete the new pipe (which is originally flexible) is now rigid, resulting in a strong, tough pipe tightly fitted within the existing pipe with only a minimum loss of cross section of approximately 6%.
The liner is manufactured from a special dense impermeable felt and is designed and tailored to fit exactly the internal dimension of the pipe to be refubished. The thickness of the lining material can be varied according to design specifications required.
We have a selection of three special resins systems - Polyester, Silicate and Epoxy with different curing times – suitable for various conditions and applications. These are impregnated into the liner prior to installation in the pipe.
lining is suitable for sewers and vertical rainwater down pipes etc, 75mm - 300mmØ. Liner is resistant to most aggressive chemicals and can withstand extremely high temperatures.
The Finished result
Once the pipe is cured, the inversion liner is removed leaving a strong and tough new pipe within the existing pipe. Any lateral pipes are reconnected by a remote controlled robotic cutter