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What is Drain Lining and Why Might You Need It?

A popular service of Drainsmart's is our drain lining. We provide it to customers across London and the South East as a way of restoring their drainage system.


Drain lining, also known as pipe lining or cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), is a trenchless method of repairing damaged or leaking pipes. It is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require digging up the ground, making it very popular with Drainsmart customers.


Drain Lining in London

The process involves inserting a flexible liner into the damaged pipe. The liner is made of a synthetic material, such as polyester or polyethylene, and is impregnated with resin. The resin is then cured using heat or ultraviolet light, which bonds the liner to the inside of the pipe.


Once the liner is cured, it forms a new, smooth pipe that is resistant to leaks and corrosion. Our drain lining in London can be used to repair pipes of all sizes and materials, including clay, concrete, and plastic.


The benefits of drain lining include:

  • It is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require digging up the ground.

  • It is a permanent repair that can last for many years.

  • It is a cost-effective alternative to traditional pipe replacement.

The drawbacks of drain lining include:

  • It may not be suitable for all types of damage.

  • It may not be as effective as traditional pipe replacement for severe damage.

  • It may be more expensive than other repair methods.

Overall, drain lining is a safe and effective method of repairing damaged or leaking pipes. It is a good option for homeowners who want a permanent repair that does not require extensive excavation. When you book an appointment with a Drainsmart engineer, they will be able to go through the pros and cons specific to your property, whether it's a domestic or commercial property.


Here are some additional information about drain lining:

  • The lifespan of a drain lining can vary depending on the type of material used and the severity of the damage. However, most liners can last for 20-30 years.

  • Drain lining is a relatively new technology, but it has been proven to be effective in repairing a wide range of pipe damage.

  • The cost of drain lining varies depending on the size and condition of the pipe, the type of liner used, and the location of the repair. However, it is typically more cost-effective than traditional pipe replacement.

If you are considering drain lining in London please get in touch with the expert Drainsmart team. We will be happy to discuss with you your needs and answer any questions you may have about our drain lining process, or any other drainage service we provide.


The easiest way to contact us is using the form at the bottom of this page, or by calling us on the number at the top.

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