Sewer Renovation, Rehabilitation and Relining
Damage to sewers can create significant risks and inconvenience – not just to the local authority responsible for maintaining the network, but to the community as a whole.
With traffic at levels in the UK reaching an all-time high, minimising disruption to the road network is critical, and communities are therefore keen to see repairs carried out efficiently and quickly, with the least amount of impact on them. Cracked or deteriorating sewers can make this hard to achieve, as they can lead to sewer flooding, pollution, foul odours and public health hazards, meaning they need to be fixed as soon as possible.
This can often be difficult to achieve due to the sheer logistical difficulty of trying to excavate and repair large sections of sewer, which is why here at Lanes we use cured-in-place piping (CIPP) sewer renovation techniques as our default approach in the majority of cases. With ‘no-dig’ or ‘trenchless’ technology, we can fully rehabilitate sewers and drains ranging from 225mm to 2,500mm in diameter, without needing to dig up any roads or pavements.
Lanes has offered this service for more than a decade, and we pride ourselves on providing a top-notch service that delivers outstanding results, with the minimum of disruption and at competitive prices, whether we’re carrying out an emergency repair job or routine maintenance work to head off future problems for years to come.
What is trenchless sewer repair?
No-dig or trenchless CIPP sewer relining involves inserting a liner layered with special resin into the sewer. As the liner is being installed inside the pipe, it is turned inside out and forced through using either water or air pressure. The resin bonds to the inside of the pipe and then cures or hardens, restoring the integrity of the drain or sewer.
For more localised repairs in shorter sections of drain, we may use patching methods, which involves using a shorter length of CIPP liner to repair isolated defects or cracks. Either approach is as effective as the other – it’s simply a case of providing the most cost-effective solution for your situation.
How much does this cost?
Our pricing is competitive across the board, and because each sewer renovation project is bespoke – decided by the condition and type of pipe in question, along with a number of other factors – we can make sure that the final total is cost-effective for your allocated budget, and reflective of your actual needs.
How long do sewer renovations last?
We test our lining materials for a minimum of 1,000 hours to ensure that they meet WRc criteria, providing a 50-year design life, but with a safety factor of <2 – meaning our relining work offers an average life expectancy of nearly 100 years.
Moreover, all of our installations are then independently verified by PDL (Pipeline Developments Limited) to offer further assurance that they conform to the very highest industry standards.
Why choose Lanes?
Lanes have 15 years of experience providing this specialist service, having renovated mainline sewer systems across entire counties – indeed, our company currently holds the record for installing the longest single length of liner into a sewer.
We’re not only comfortably capable of delivering a sewer renovation service that uses innovative new materials for the best possible results – such as UV liners that cure at a rate of a metre a minute – but we’re also highly experienced in managing large-scale projects without impacting or increasing the strain on day-to-day operations, which is essential when dealing with public infrastructure.