The pipes in any plumbing system can sustain wear and tear over time. The older your property and the plumbing system, the greater the chances for corrosions, breaks, holes and of course leaks in the pipes. More often than not, fixing this problem requires the replacement of the pipes that are concerned. Some of these problem pipes, however, might be located underground. That means if you’re planning to rehabilitate underground pipes, you will have to dig, and excavations can be rather expensive not to mention troublesome.
Thankfully, there is now a new option that does not involve tearing the ground in your property up. It’s called pipe relining, and it’s now considered the best technique to rehabilitate underground pipes.
How pipe relining works
Instead of digging a hole in your lawn to rehabilitate underground pipes, pipe relining works by placing a special epoxy lining inside of any existing underground pipe. This patented epoxy is then forced into the sides of the pipe, and will fill up any crack, crevice or hole it finds within the pipe. When it is smoothed over the inside of the existing pipe, it is then hardened, essentially forming a brand new pipe within that pipe. It is basically just replacing the old pipes with a new one without the high cost of having to dig.
Before you can rehabilitate underground pipes through pipe relining, there are several things that your professional plumber will have to do first. One is to make certain that the pipes are clear of any blockages before any pipe relining can be done. Pipe relining requires that the entire length of the pipe be smooth and unblocked. The next step would be to pinpoint the exact location of the damage, and assess its extent. Today’s professional plumbers do this with the help of a camera. Only then can they decide and come up with a pipe relining plan.
Various benefits of pipe relining
The benefits of pipe relining are manifold, but its single greatest benefit is that home owners can save hundreds, even thousands of dollars on excavation work. Without excavation and the destruction that comes with it, you can rehabilitate underground pipes without the cost of restoring the excavated area. When no digging work is being done to rehabilitate underground pipes, there will be minimal disturbance, and you can continue using the place as if no major plumbing work is taking place.
A sewer pipe that is relined with that patented special epoxy also becomes more structurally durable. It is designed to last longer than any traditional solution. To drive home this point, there is a 10-year year installation warranty on all pipe relining work.
So if you want a cost effective, less invasive and longer-lasting solution for damaged underground pipes, pipe relining is the way to go for you.