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If you are dealing with damaged drain pipes that could be leaking, you will know that getting them fixed as quickly as possible is a priority. In the past, the only way to get this done would be through expensive and time-consuming excavation, which can be a problematic operation for many people. At Rider Drains, we offer a different solution to fixing damaged pipes: drain lining or drain relining.

With our drain pipe lining services, we can repair damaged drains with minimal disruption and in a cost-effective way. Contact us today for a free no-obligation drain lining cost quote to find out how we can help you with your damaged pipe problems.

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What is drain relining?

Drain relining, also known as "cured in place pipe" (CIPP), is a process of repairing and protecting drain pipes while they are still in place, whether that be under the ground or behind brick walls. It is often a more cost-effective option than fully digging up the drains using heavy excavation equipment, and it reduces the risk of major disruption to your home or business.

It involves lining the pipes in your drain system to give them an entirely new surface for the entire inner diameter. It is essentially creating a new extra pipe within the original pipe, without ever having to dig into the ground.

Drain lining process

Drain relining preparation

The first step in using drain relining for drain repair is to map out a survey of the drainage system to identify exactly where the cracks or leaking joints are. To do this, a CCTV survey is conducted. This involves feeding a camera through the drainage pipes so that the engineer can see on the screen any cracks, holes, or other damage that could be causing leaks or drainage related problems.

The second step in the drain relining process is to fully clean the drainage pipes by using high-powered water or air pressure. The entire internal diameter of the pipes needs to be completely clean for the drain lining to fully adhere so this is an important step in the process.

Drain relining installation

Once the preparation is complete, the drain lining can be installed. The engineer will identify the best access point, through which they will thread the resin polymer lining. This will usually be in the form of a resin-saturated felt patch lining or it can sometimes be a liquid that will then be expanded using an inner tube filled with air.

Once the drain lining is in place, it is then cured either using heat or UV lighting. After the curing process has been completed, the drain lining forms a second hardened new pipe inside the original. It works the same as any other pipe lining and has a low friction surface through which both cold and hot water can flow easily.

This type of drain lining is both cost-effective and highly durable. You can expect your drain relining to last for decades. It can also be used for pipe relining of any sized pipe, as well as clay drainage pipes.

Patch liner repair

You don't always have to have the entire drain system relined. Sometimes, if only a small drain repair is needed, you can go ahead and have a patch repair completed instead.

This uses the same process as a full drain relining but instead of relining all of the systems, only the part that is damaged will be repaired. A patch repair is lower cost again than full pipe relining and can be the right solution if there is only one small area of damage.


In some situations, pipe lining isn't going to fix your damaged drain. If the pipes are crumbling away and fully cracked, for example, then an excavation dig and manually building in replacement pipes are often the only solutions.

If you need drain repair and you aren't sure if drain relining, patch liner repair, or a full dig out is right for you, our specialist team can help you find out exactly what is needed in your situation.

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How to tell if repairing drains is needed

How to tell if repairing drains is needed

Sometimes it isn't obvious that drain repair is needed but, if it is, this is essential repair work that needs to be undertaken as soon as possible to help prevent more serious problems from arising in the future.

If you are noticing obvious leaks or flooding, then it's pretty clear that there has been damage to your drains, but in other situations, it isn't quite as clear.

You might notice that you are having drainage issues where the water is draining more slowly than usual. Or you might notice a foul odour terminating from your drains. You might even be able to hear gurgling sounds from your drains.

It is always best to have a professional come in and assess your drain system to see if there is indeed any damaged pipe-work. Our team has all the specialist equipment on hand to take the guesswork out of diagnosing drainage problems.

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What causes damaged drains and pipes?

There are lots of common issues that lead to damaged pipes in your drain system. Our team of engineers have the knowledge and experience to know how to diagnose and handle each and every one of them.

Root intrusion

It is easy to forget just how far tree roots extend when they are so many feet beneath the surface. But they can spread far and wide and if they happen to come across a pipe or two in your drain system, they can easily cause a drainage problem through displaced joints, cracked pipes, and other damage.


Subsidence issues can cause damage to any pipe in your drain system due to the increased weight above them.

Frozen pipes

Frozen pipes are a common issue. If a pipe in your drain system isn't insulated as well as it could be, the water inside it can easily freeze in cold weather. When the water freezes, it will expand which can cause displaced joints, cracks, and other damage to your pipes.

What causes damaged drains and pipes

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We also provide an emergency drain service and will offer free professional advice to ensure that only the necessary work will be carried out.

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Why choose Rider Drains for your drain lining solution

Why choose Rider Drains for your drain lining solution?

We are experienced and qualified in both diagnosing problems with your drain system and in installing pipe lining to fix any damage to your pipes. We understand that the priority is to fix your drain lining in the long term, while also keeping any excess costs low. And we are confident that our pipe lining system and techniques will give you the very best results while keeping the relining cost reasonable.

If you need more extensive repair or replacement pipes, we are also qualified and experienced in how to dig out your pipes and add extra pipe or repairs where needed. You can be confident that we will take the time to fully understand and diagnose your issue before any work is carried out.

Contact us today at Rider Drains

Contact us today for our free no-obligation quote to find out the drain relining cost for your situation and exactly how our services will fix your drain system for the long term.

If you are having a drainage emergency, our emergency drainage services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us as soon as possible and one of our qualified engineers will be with you.


What is drain lining?

Drain lining, as the name suggests, involves lining the inside of a drain with a polymer lining which then bonds to the inside of the pipe. It has been likened to manually building an extra pipe within the existing drainpipe.

How long does drain lining last?

A correctly installed patch or liner can be expected to last up to 50 years.

What is pipe liner made of?

While the pipe liner may be made out of a variety of materials, polyester is the most commonly used pipe liner. It also happens to be one of the cheapest pipe lining material on the market. Regardless, it has the right amount of stiffness, and is perfect for the hardening resin.

Why do you need pipe relining?

Pipe relining is becoming a commonly used method when it comes to fixing broken or blocked drains because it is cost-effective and efficient when compared to other known traditional methods of fixing pipes and drain repairs.
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