Pipe patching is an alternative to digging up tree root infested, damaged, misaligned or broken pipes.
It’s fast, permanent and ideal for smaller leaks or cracks in your pipes that don’t need complete replacing.
We recommend pipe patch repairs if relining the entire pipe isn’t economical.
Patch repairs are similar to relining, but we install them in one or two-metre lengths to correct isolated breakages or misalignments.
Pipe patching to repair a broken section of a pipe can be an ideal, cost effective solution. However if the pipe requires several patches, relining the entire drain could provide better value for money.
Pipe patching is a ‘band aid’ solution as tree roots may grow back either side of the patch. If you can afford it, we always recommend pipe relining over patching.
When we visit your home or business, we use a CCTV drain camera to investigate the inside your pipes to identify the cause of the blocked drain and what we can do to fix it.
Using a high-pressure water jet blaster, we remove all tree roots and debris inside the drain to prepare the pipe for relining.
We cut the liner to length, impregnate it with resin and secure it to an inflatable bladder (packer). We insert it into the damaged area of the drain and inflate the bladder.
We cure the patch for approximately 4 hours and remove the packer from the drain.
Finally, using a CCTV drain camera we inspect the drain repair to ensure it has successfully fixed the problem.
We can patch pipe work from 50mm to 1200mm in diameter.
We can repair PVC, earthenware, cast-iron, cement, asbestos pipes and more. To find out more information about pipe patching contact us.
For sectional pipe repairs above 225mm in diameter we use triple layer glass matting that is structural to comply with Council Regulations.
Relining permanently repairs pipes and drains and prevents future blockages.
Patch repaired pipes have a life expectancy of 50 years and we guarantee our installation for 35 years.
We provide free quotes to customers inside our business service area. Call our office to find out more.