Relining (whether pipes, drains, or sewers) has been available in Australia for decades, yet it is still a niche sector of the industry and as a consequence, something many people understand very little about. Yet as the least disruptive and most cost-effective means to repair underground damaged or broken pipes, its popularity is rising and many people, particularly those considering using relining services, would like to know a little more about this unknown quantity. One aspect of relining that is often misunderstood is the different methods that we use and why. This article explains what you need to know about each of the main methods, when they are used and why so that when you’re looking at your relining quote (or invoice), you can make sense of it.
The first thing to make clear is that each of the methods discussed achieves the same end result and if installed correctly, complies with the Australian WaterMark Standards (which is a legal requirement). That end result is, replacing the damaged or broken pipe from the inside out, creating a newer, stronger, and more robust structure. You can read more about the pros and cons and causes in our other blogs. But regardless of the method, you can be confident that it will fix the problem.
The thing you need to be aware of then is when your installer ‘sells’ one method over the other whether through personal preference or limitations in equipment. They should be as efficient in regard to both the time taken and the total cost to complete the relining project.