Drain Repairs & Lining
Drain patch repairs are usually required when a pipe suffers a minor breach. This is most often caused by tree roots searching for water. After clearing out the roots from the drain, using a specialist cutter, we can repair the damage to the pipe without digging it up.
Patch repair solutions
We can carry out drain spot patch repairs by feeding a small section of specially designed liner into the pipe on a special machine. This allows us to repair a wide range of defects once they have been identified: problems such as damaged and leaking joints or fractured length of pipework. The patch may reduce the capacity of the pipe slightly, but its incredibly smooth finish will more than compensate for this.
The drain patch itself is a fabric segment which is impregnated with epoxy resin. This is fed into the pipe on an inflatable device which is then fed into the drain. Once it reaches the damaged section, it is then inflated. The patch is held in place until it cures properly. The machinery is then deflated again and withdrawn. This leaves the patch in place, smooth and strong in the pipe.