Do You Know what is Pipe Relining?


If your drain ever develops a problem then it can lead to different types of issues, which can cause a lot of frustration to residents of the premises. Therefore, a new technology of pipe relining has been introduced, which is a much cheaper, and also more effective method to fix your damaged piping.

Traditionally, broken pipes were fixed by digging, and dismantling the entire structure of your property to reach the affected area. This will not only take a pretty long time, but also involve lots of money. Therefore, this outdated method is no longer an efficient way used by the plumbers these days.

Wilco Relining as the name suggests that it will reline the inside of your pipes, restoring them from their damaged state to back to the original function. A special type of solution will be inserted within the pipe and then left to set into a mould to its shape, thus producing a new, fully-operable channel.

What is the pipe relining process?

Although the process of pipe relining is quite short, but you must employ a licenced and fully-trained professional to do this work on your premise.  Here are the various steps involved in this process while performing relining in your piping systems:

  1. 1. Inspection

Initially, a drain camera will be placed inside the pipe, for inspecting the actual reason for the problem in the drainage.

  1. 2. Drain clearing

Once the reason is established, it will then be remedied by using a certain pipe-clearing method to clear the blockage. A secondary inspection will then follow to make sure that no more remaining residue is present in the pipe.

  1. 3. Reline preparation

The relining case then is filled by using a special resin, and then it will be evenly distributed throughout.

  1. 4. Insertion

After that, a specialized inversion drum will be used for both blowing the liner into the pipe, and then invert the material for enabling the mould.

  1. 5. Pipe curing

Then the pipe relining specialists are going to wait for the solution to get cured into a protective coating all along the pipe.

  1. 6. Cut out junctions and inspection pits

After the curing, all connected pipes and junctions are removed from the resin.

  1. 7. Final inspection

A final check will then be carried out for ensuring that the problem has actually been fixed after the relining.

The benefits of relining

The following are a few benefits of relining:

  • Fixes all the leaks and prevents tree roots to enter the pipe
  • Prevents blocked drains for the future
  • Eliminates any need for excavation, digging, and destruction
  • End up increasing the flowrate and effectiveness of the pipe
  • Prevent contaminants to enter the water
  • Provide structural repairs to the sections without any existing pipes
  • Can work quite well in pipes with bends, junctions, and diameter changes
  • Result in a much stronger pipe as compared to the original
  • Result in simpler and also more cost-effective repairs.


When pipes are significantly damaged with large internal gaps, then pipe relining solution will not be effective.

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