Risk Factors for Drain Cracks That Can Be Resolved by Pipelining

Drain with rubber stopper on the side

Drains are a vital part of all properties. They remove wastewater from your building while supplying fresh water. Keeping them in a tip-top condition guarantees you not only a clean property but also reduces its overall risk of suffering significant water damage.

There exist several risk factors which increase the chances of your drains cracking or leaking. Companies dealing with drain repairs now have a way of minimising these risks for their Coventry clients through pipelining. The technique involves resin application in your pipes then curing it using pressure once in place. Here are some risk factors that will be resolved through pipelining.

Ageing sewer lines

Most drains built in the 1970s were made of clay and cast iron which are subject to rust and development of cracks which promotes root intrusion. 50% of drain pipe blockages and wide cracks arise from root intrusion. Pipelining will prevent complete drain breakdown through reinforcement and protection of your pipes before major root intrusion.

Calcifications in drains

Calcium deposits in your water will over time calcify inside the drain lining and create clogs which will cause considerable water damage to your building. This is a common issue in areas with hard water. Pipelining will prevent adherence of calcium deposits to your drains’ interiors.

Cracks from seismic activity

Tectonic plates under the earth sometimes shift due to various geographical changes. You have little control over this seismic activity, but the shift results in significant cracks and structural damage in your drain’s joints. The seamless nature of pipelining minimises the joints in your drains and reduces the overall risk of them developing cracks secondary to seismic activity.

‘Mess’ and ‘expensive’ are the common terms associated with drain repair. Pipelining is, however, a trenchless repair technique and will hence require no digging on your property making it inexpensive and clean. The above risk factors should thus be no cause for worry for your drains.