Pipe Lining and Repair
If your drain or pipe has been cracked or damaged, then you will need to get it fixed. Leaving a cracked drain untended can result in leaks, flooding, or even a collapsed drain. The good news is that, with our pipe lining techniques, we can help you get your drain back to optimal working condition in no time.
At Metro Rod, we use two distinct forms of pipe lining technique depending on the situation. Ambient cured lining and heat cured lining. These two methods of drain lining repair allow us to cater to a wide range of drain sizes and repair needs.
Ambient Cured Lining
Ambient cured lining is used for the full or partial relining of sewers or drains to cover multiple defects. This type of technique for drain repair is perfect for a small site footprint and smaller diameter pipes, such as those on domestic properties and small commercial businesses.
Ambient cured drain lining produces a seamless continuous repair that not only repairs the damage but provides a barrier to future external intrusions such as those from tree roots.
When installing the ambient cured drain lining, the resin is pulled/pushed or inverted and manoeuvred into place using water or air pressure. The liner then self-cures in ambient temperatures, removing the need for any heat or UV light applications, leaving a seamless repair.
Heat Cured Lining
The other method of pipe lining is known as heat cured lining. This method is used for lining the full length of the drain to cover multiple defects on larger diameter and longer length pipes—for example, those found on construction sites and large industrial premises.
Heat cured lining is installed using the inversion method, where a liner containing the resin is inverted through the pipe via a head of water from manhole to manhole. Water is then heated up inside the pipe to the required temperature for the curing process to start. The wastewater from this process will be contaminated with styrene, a marine pollutant, so upon completion of the process, our tankers are on standby to remove the wastewater and take it to treatment works for safe disposal.
Pipe Lining and Repairs from Metro Rod
At Metro Rod, we offer both patch repair and excavation as a drain repair technique.
Depending on the size and extent of the damage to your drain, we can help make sure that you have the right solution to provide a sturdy repair, whether that is ambient, heat cured lining or a full excavation and replacement.
Whatever your requirement, call Metro Rod on 0800 66 88 00 or click to find your local office, and a member of our team will be happy to help you resolve your drainage issue.