If tree roots can break through my existing pipes, why can’t they break relined pipes?

Tree roots are the arch-enemy of pipes & drains, often given the blame for the damage that occurs underground which ultimately needs to be dug up or relined. So it is only natural to assume that if the pipe is relined, the tree roots are just going to have another crack at the new pipe? Wrong. We have been giving those ‘pesky’ roots too much credit this whole time – because they have never been the culprits.

Roots, simple as they are, become attracted to pre-existing leaks in pipes due to the nutrient-rich water source that passes through them. These leaks are caused by several factors including the degradation of the rubber seals in Earthenware pipes, ground movement, or impact from construction in the area. If there isn’t a leak, roots can’t get in and therefore, aren’t a threat.

However, as soon as the pipe becomes compromised, you have a problem. Once inside, the roots thrive and grow exponentially, often causing much more damage than the existing leak and forcing you to seek the help of a plumber or a relining specialist.

So, you ask, why would a relined pipe be any different?

When we reline, we completely seal the pipe, no leaks, no roots, no problem. But the real kicker is the materials that we use. Epoxy liner is considerably stronger than the commonly used PVC pipes, and due to it being seamless, there are no opportunities for the roots to exploit weaknesses such as joins and seals. Meaning your new relined plumbing is unlikely to cause you any problems for a good long while. You can learn more about Epoxy liners and products in our article; Key things to consider when choosing your product.

The Advantages of Pipe Relining for Efficient Pipe Repairs

Pipe relining is a modern, trenchless method for repairing damaged or leaking pipes without the need for invasive excavation. This innovative technique involves inserting a flexible, resin-coated liner into the affected pipe, which is then inflated and cured to form a new, durable pipe within the existing one. The result is a seamless and corrosion-resistant pipe that not only restores the structural integrity of your plumbing system but also improves flow efficiency. By choosing Pipe Relining, you can extend the lifespan of your pipes, prevent future damage, and minimise the risk of costly repairs down the line.

Embracing Pipe Relining as a preferred solution for pipe repairs offers several benefits, including reduced costs, minimal disruptions, and enhanced environmental sustainability. Since there’s no need for large-scale digging, Pipe Relining helps you save up to 50% in repair expenses compared to traditional methods, while also reducing the time and resources required for the job. Furthermore, the trenchless nature of Pipe Relining significantly lessens the impact on your property and the surrounding environment, preserving your garden, landscaping, and infrastructure. By opting for Pipe Relining, you’re investing in a long-lasting, efficient, and eco-friendly solution for maintaining the health of your plumbing system.

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