If you need a quick, affordable pipe repair solution, ‘pipe patching’ could be the answer
Sectional pipe repair or ‘pipe patching’ is fast becoming a popular 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 to be completely replaced.
Patch repairs are similar to relining, but we install them in one or two-metre lengths to correct isolated breakages or misalignments. We recommend pipe patch repairs if relining the entire pipe isn’t economical. 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.
How does pipe patching work?
The traditional way to repair pipes is to dig them up and replace the damaged sections. But now there’s a cheaper, quicker, less disruptive option: Pipe patching. Here’s how it works:
Clear the Drain
The damaged drain is prepared for relining by cutting out all roots and clearing debris using a high pressure water jet
A CCTV camera is inserted to inspect the repair area, determine the length of the patch and ensure it is ready for relining.
Prepare Pipe Repair & Insert Packer
Liner is cut to length, impregnated with resin, secured to an inflatable bladder, inserted into the damaged area of the drain.
The location of the damaged section is verified using a CCTV drain camera. The bladder is inflated.
Deflate & Remove Packer
The patch cures in place for approximately 4 hours. The packer is deflated and removed from the drain.
Reinspect Pipe Patch Repair
The patch repair is inspected with a CCTV drain camera to ensure the patch repair has set and the repair is successful.
You receive video footage of the drain before and after the pipe repair.
The result is a completely new pipe inside the old one. This ‘pipe within a pipe’ is 100% watertight, stronger than PVC pipe, and has an increased flow rate compared to most existing pipes.
Patch repaired pipes have a life expectancy of 50 years and we guarantee our installation for 20 years.
Facts you should know about pipe patching:
- We offer free quotes!
- We can patch pipe work from 50mm to 1200mm in diameter.
- For sectional pipe repairs above 225mm in diameter we use triple layer glass matting that is structural to comply with Council Regulations.
- We can repair PVC, earthenware, cast-iron, cement, asbestos pipes and more. To find out more information about pipe patching contact us.
Sydney’s Pipe Repair Experts
Pipe Relining Solutions are Sydney’s leading experts in ‘no dig’ pipe relining and drain repair. Our experienced plumbers are fully trained, our equipment is state of the art, and we guarantee our work for 20 years.
Get a Free Patch Pipe Repair Quote
If your pipes or drains are in urgent need of repair, call us on 1300 366 834 for an economical, quick and permanent solution to your drain problems.