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    Do drains need to be dug up to be repaired?

    Drainage Specialists

    Is it possible to have professionals repair a drain without actually digging them up?

    Asked by Pete on 25th May 2022
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    T Barnes

    "Not always . Sometimes they can be structurally realigned depending on damage"

    Answered on 26th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

    "Dig ups tend to be a last resort only if trenchless methods cant be carried out.

    With trenchless methods you have patch repair (to repair isolated defect) using inpregnated fibre glass matting wrapped around a packer and pushed into desired location and inflated. You also have CIPP lining and inversion lining for longer lengths of defected pipe."

    Answered on 26th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    Go-Flow Drainage Solutions

    "Depending on the nature of the problem , offering patching or lining is an alternative to digging up a drain and replacing it, it also a cheaper option."

    Answered on 11th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report

    "No you can repair with a liner which goes inside your Existing drain"

    Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report


    Yes it is possible depending on the location and type of drain.. Depending on the requirements some can be sleeved.
    Some can be repaired in situ however the ground around it would need to be excavated to gain access to the drain and/ or pipe work.
    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 26th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Claudiu junie

    "Depending on what is wrong with the drain 🤔
    If the pipe is not damaged and collapsed can be easy fix without digging."

    Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since Apr 2021 - report

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