The complete sewer repair
Lanes for Drains offers a prompt, effective and safe solution to all sewer repair needs. Not all sewer pipe repair can be managed using the advanced technology methods — relining or patching — and so, where appropriate, Lanes also offers traditional excavation repair and replacement.
Where a sewer, drain or pipe has suffered a complete collapse, it is unlikely to be tackled using no-dig methods so, instead, it is treated by Lanes’ skilled and professional civils team. These guys know just how to excavate, replace the damaged sewer, and reinstate to as near pre-work conditions as possible, with the minimum of fuss. Naturally, you’ll find our operatives qualified to NRSWA (New Roads and Street Works Act) standards too, so you can be sure everything is done by the book when it comes to the health and safety of site personnel and the public.
A recent routine visit to Blackburn Rovers’ football ground by Lanes’ maintenance crew showed a collapsed clay pipe in the stadium’s flood defence system which needed to be repaired by traditional methods. A 3-metre deep excavation and replacement of 30-metres of pipe was scheduled to avoid interfering with fixtures and excessively wet weather; and a plan drawn up to divert the 225mm diameter sewer which ran directly beneath a floodlight. Lanes used all the necessary resources to complete this crucial sewer repair on time and on budget — and left the stadium match fit once again.
There may be situations when excavation isn’t necessary, but neither is the installation of a full liner. With Lanes, there is another way to repair your sewer, drain or pipe — patch it.
The process of patch repairing a sewer is similar to that of relining but, as the name suggests, it involves installing a short liner in a specific section of the sewer or drain, rather than lining the whole pipe. First a fabric tube is impregnated with resin and positioned in place inside the sewer around an inflatable ‘packer’. As the packer is filled with water, steam or air under pressure, it expands and presses the patch against the sewer wall whilst the resin cures. Both thermal-cure and ambient-cure systems are available. Resins are usually polyester (ambient temperatures) or epoxy (thermal cure). After curing, the packer is deflated and removed from the pipe. The patch is inspected by CCTV and any lateral connections re-opened using similar techniques to those for full-length liners, before the pipe is recommissioned for use.
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As safe as houses
At the Lanes Group, the health and safety of our people, and the public, is paramount. That’s why all Lanes’ teams operate to the very highest standards of health and safety, whatever the sewer repair and replacement method. Our H&S systems are so rigorous and robust, we’ve won awards for them. So you can be sure you’re in safe hands with Lanes.
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