Drain Pipe Relining: What Will The Ultimate Drainage Repair Really Cost You?

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If you’re a homeowner or a business owner, the last thing you want to deal with is a drain nightmare. Blocked, cracked, or damaged drains can cause a lot of problems, from bad smells to water damage and rising damp. These problems can be very costly to fix. But don’t worry, we have some good news for you: drain pipe relining is the answer to your drain nightmares, and it won’t cost as much as you might fear.

Is pipe relining worth it?

First, let’s talk about the traditional method of drain repairs: drain excavation. This involves digging up the affected area of the drain and replacing the damaged section with a new pipe. While this method can be effective, it’s also very disruptive and costly. Not to mention, it can take a long time to complete, leaving your property in a mess for weeks on end. Everything between the surface and your broken drain gets disturbed, and care has to be taken not to damage other pipes and buried utilities. Surfaces such as tarmac can be resealed, but this is never as good as new.

That’s where no dig pipe relining comes to the rescue. Drain pipe relining is a modern technique that allows us to repair your drains without the need for excavation, saving you time and money.

What is pipe relining?

Check out this video from Buzzfeed for a visual explanation of drain pipe relining:

How does pipe relining work? We insert a flexible liner into your damaged pipe, which is then inflated to fit the shape of your drain. The liner is then left to harden, creating a new, strong pipe within your old one. Hey presto, the integrity of your pipes is restored, all from above ground. Think of it like keyhole surgery for your drain system – and of our drain maintenance professionals as expert surgeons!

This method is quick, non-disruptive, and cost-effective.

So, how much does drain pipe relining cost?

The price of every drain relining task varies on a number of factors. The size and complexity of the job depends on the extent of any blockage, length of the damaged section, access etc. Often the need for drain repair lining becomes apparent as tree roots have cracked through the pipe, but you may have caught it earlier with a CCTV drain survey. Regardless of the cause, it’s usually MUCH cheaper to reline pipes using our CIPP relining service than drain excavation. This is because you don’t need to hire excavators and pay for all the labour to dig out and restore the land above and around your drains.

Not only that, but the cost of drain relining is often offset by the savings you’ll make on future repairs. A relined drain is much less likely to suffer from future damage, meaning you’ll vastly reduce your risk of having to pay for costly repairs for years to come.

But don’t just take our word for it….

Here are some of the benefits of pipe relining:

Quick and efficient: Drain relining can usually be completed within a day, meaning minimal disruption to your home or business.

Cost-effective: As we mentioned, drain relining is often cheaper than drain excavation. Plus, the resin-reinforced pipe lining can save you money on future repairs.

Non-disruptive: Because drain relining doesn’t require excavation, there’s no need to dig up your garden or driveway. This means no mess and no disruption to your property.

Long-lasting: A relined drain is much less likely to suffer from future damage, as multiple pipe sections become a continuous, smooth, reinforced length of drain. Lined drains are strong and effective, helping prevent repeat repairs and blockages.

Environmentally friendly: Drain relining is an environmentally friendly option, as it doesn’t involve tearing up the ground with heavy machinery like drain excavation does.

Level with me – how much will pipe relining cost me?

As with most things, the answer is “how long is a piece of string?” or in this drainage case, “how long (and wide) are your pipes!”

The cost per metre for relining pipe of a diameter of 100mm is approximately £60-£100, and for 150mm pipes, it’s about £95-£120.

You can contact your local water authority to get your home or business premises drainage plans. If you’d like a really detailed picture of what your drainage system looks like, a CCTV drain survey is a quick and easy way to find out – and we can do this for you for about £200. Give us a call to find out more.


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Looking for a drain relining quote?

If you’re experiencing drain nightmares, don’t panic. Drain relining could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Our team of expert drainage contractors can assess your drain and provide you with a quote for drain relining in Birmingham and the Midlands. We’ll talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. With our help, your drains will be back to their best in no time.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to book a CCTV survey and get a quote for drain relining. We’re confident that we can provide you with a solution that’s both effective and affordable. Don’t let drain nightmares keep you up at night – get in touch with our team today.

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