Reline vs Rebuild
Why Relining Is Less Stressful And More Cost Effective!
Traditionally, when plumbers are faced with a broken pipe or tree roots in their drains, they would have to section off the area, enlist an excavator and spend a few days digging up and replacing the old pipe with a new one.
Luckily, it doesn't have to be this way anymore, many plumbing companies utilise the latest technology and innovation to reline your pipes and create a less stressful and costly experience for you.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Usually, when a pipe has burst or is otherwise damaged, a plumber will either have to hand dig a trench in your backyard or driveway or if it is too deep, outsource the work and hire an excavator.
To dig a big trench takes a lot of manpower and equipment, not to mention the time it takes to do this before the real job even begins and then the time after this to get your property back to its’ original state. This isn’t the case with pipe relining, instead if there is no drain or sewer opening, one small hole will have to be dug so an insert can be fed into your pipes.
Then, an epoxy liner is used to recoat the inside of the damaged pipe, this cures in place and the insert is then taken back out in a matter of no time at all. Due to this, labour cost falls significantly and so to does the price of the overall job.
In this article:
- HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
- SIMPLE "NO DIG" SOLUTION
- EXAMPLES WHERE RELINING IS A "NO-BRAINER"
- OUR GUARANTEE
- WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
As you can see from the previous paragraph, there is a significant amount of time that goes into traditional methods. In the most extreme cases, it can take the better part of a week to get your sewers and pipes back into proper working order when employing outdated methods.
Any good plumbing company will see your precious time as a valuable commodity that shouldn’t be wasted using technology that has been superseded. Most pipe relining jobs take less than a day to complete, so there is little downtime on your behalf and your house can be back up and running in no time at all.
SIMPLE "NO DIG" SOLUTION
A plumber and an excavator driver are often needed in traditional sewer repairs, you could imagine that if you had tradesmen coming and going day in and day out for a few days or even a week it could start to feel very intrusive. Not only is it intrusive to you, your gardens can feel the brunt of this if they have to be ripped up to allow a closer look at the pipes.
With relining, none of this has to occur and you can save money in the costs of repairing damaged landscaping with the "no dig" solution.
EXAMPLES WHERE RELINING IS A "NO-BRAINER"
- Broken drainage pipes under pools.
- Broken drainage pipes under driveways.
- Broken drainage pipes under concrete slabs.
- Broken drainage pipes under retaining walls.
- Broken drainage pipes under manicured lawns.
- Broken drainage pipes under your house.
As you can see with the above examples, it would be a very expensive job to repair your broken drainage pipes in any of the above circumstances. With relining, it can be done with no damage to any of the landscapes above.
With pipe relining, the customer is guaranteed that the new pipe-line is not only made of heavy-duty reliable material, but is actually stronger than the existing pipe ever was.
Repairing and patching sewers and pipes the old way never had any guarantee that things like tree roots wouldn’t invade the pipe once again and leave you in the exact same situation.
Many plumbing companies offer a 25 year guarantee on all pipe relining jobs, with promises like these it’s no wonder that this is the preferred repair method in Queensland.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
Overall the pipe relining is a smarter choice based on guarantees, cost and time. Unfortunately the original method of excavating your pipes is becoming obsolete; it was a great solution back in the day when all we didn't have access to today's technology.
Pipe relining is the newest and most effective solution in the industry today. If you do experience any problems with any of your drains, then you need to call out your local plumber so they can inspect the situation for you and ensure there are no major issues.