Pipe repairs have greatly improved in the past few decades. Pipe relining is one of the many pipe restoration methods that are widely used today. In fact, pipe relining is more favoured than using traditional pipe replacement. Pipe relining has lot of advantages which you can read more below.
Overall cost is more affordable
Traditional pipe replacement is more costly than pipe relining. The reason for this is the heavy-duty excavation of pipe replacement. You see, you’re actually paying for the services per hour in most pipe replacement jobs. Excavation may take a long time to finish; depending on the project. If the pipes that need to be replaced are large sections then it will consume a lot of time. Remember, the more time needed to complete the project then the more money you’re going to spend. Aside from the labour, you will also need to spend for the damage caused by the digging. Basically, the more and greater the excavation becomes, the more you will spend money. Pipe relining has very little digging. In fact, there is a possibility that digging is not needed at all. You see, excavation is only done if there are no viable holes for the resin liner to enter. Pipe relining only needs one access pit for it to work. The excavation for a resin liner is nothing compared to a massive open-cut excavation.
It’s just as effective as pipe replacement
Pipe relining takes advantage of using epoxy resin for pipe repair. This resin liner is an effective means to refurbish and strengthen the old pipeline. Resin doesn’t corrode or rust due to the absence of metallic properties. Furthermore, it would be impossible for the roots to enter the sewer line due to the hardened resin. The flow of waste is also improved due to the polished exterior of the resin. A cured resin liner can outmatch almost all modern pipe materials.
The entire process of pipe relining is fast and easy
Pipe relining can be done faster than most pipe repair methods. The reason is that there is little trenching involved. Aside from that, inserting the resin liner is quicker than extracting and replacing pipes. Curing the resin may take a long time, depending on what type of resin is used. Epoxy resin takes the longest time to be cured but it’s one of the most durable resin types. Vinyl ester and polyester can be cured fast but it’s not as tough as epoxy. The resin that will be used for relining the pipes will depend on what the contractor deems suitable.
It can last for 75-100 years
75-100 years is a long time for a resin liner. Rest assured, its expected useful lifespan can benefit your sewer line. Other pipe materials don’t last nearly enough as resin liners. Metal pipes are tough but don’t last long due to rusts. Plastic pipes are very resistant to corrosion and root attacks but fall low in strength. Resins used in pipe relining have impressive strength and corrosion resistance.