Blocked drains can be a real problem that can build up over time. There are different ways to make sure that your drain is repaired and safe proofed for a good while longer. The odd blockage here and there is a normal occurrence however if the problem keeps persisting, this usually means there is something more serious affecting your drains.
If you are in need of a drain repair in London then Direct Drains can give you cost effective solutions. The most economical solution when there are serious fractures, cracks or roots in a drain is structural soft felt lining or structural patch lining. These drain lining repairs in London aid the structural integrity of the drain without a need to dig it up.
Years ago it would require a whole drain to be dug up to carry out a repair and it would be a nightmare for homeowners as many insurance policies would not cover this. This has led to an insurgence of in situ repair methods to be developed.
Opting for structural soft felt lining means a new ‘sleeve’ is installed inside the damaged drain which then acts as a host pipe to the liner. It is put into place using air pressure. Once in place, both ends are cut and the lining is inflated and shaped to the shape of the drain using air.
Structural patch lining in London is a little different in that we root cut the drain using root cutters but then fibre glass matting is cut out which acts as the patch lining material. Then an inflatable packer connected to air rods marks the repair position. CCTV cameras are used to check the position and make sure that the patch liner has not moved or creased whilst moving into place.
The patch is then inflated using air pressure which helps to mold the patch to the inside of the pipe. The inflator is left inside the pipe until the patch liner has cured in ambient temperatures.
Structural soft felt lining and patch lining provides a 50 year design life expectancy. These are the latest drain renovation methods.
For more information about drain repair and relining services in London, or to book an inspection and repair of your drains, please contact us.
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