Pipe Lining and Drain Repairs

Why pay a fortune to replace your pipes? Using our no-dig technology, we can renew pipe lining and return it to a better-than-new condition at a fraction of the price.

What is Pipe Lining?

Pipe lining is a drain repair technique which works by installing a new sleeve inside an existing damaged drain. Otherwise known as cured-in-place pipe lining, no-dig or trenchless technology, these repairs are suitable for pipes with a diameter of 100mm upwards.

Using a pipe lining service is a very successful alternative to the traditional route – excavating and rehabilitating degrading pipework. You can also use it regardless of how long or bendy the shape of the pipe is, as we can line most run lengths whether the drain is vertical, horizontal or features multiple bends.

Which types of drain is Pipe Lining best for?

Pipe lining is ideal for many different types of drain material – whether it be clay, concrete, vitreous china, plastic, polycarbonate, cast iron or pitch fibre. We can also line different types of ducting and install patch repairs from 500mm to 1000mm in length.

How does Pipe Lining work?

Using CCTV survey cameras, our team locate and identify faults in your piping. Once these issues have been diagnosed, we can then advise you on how to repair the issue both efficiently and cost-effectively. We usually recommend our relining services over the need to dig trenches, as this saves our customers time, money and inconvenience.

Once the faults in the pipes have been identified, we then prepare the internal pipe surface using specialised adaptable machinery. This often includes the use of both cutting equipment, to remove concrete, scale, roots and hard objects, and robotic lateral cutting technology, to follow along the lining.

How many methods are there?

There are a variety of methods that our specialist team can use to install pipe lining. The method we choose to use really depends on the issue at hand, with our team able to devise bespoke solutions to your specific requirements.

For pipes with a more regular diameter, we typically use either the ‘drag in’ or ‘inversion’ method. For both of these methods, we initially cut the pipe liner to the required length and impregnate it using Polyester. With the ‘drag in’ method, as its name might suggest, we drag the liner through the pipe and inflate it.

The ‘inversion method’, on the other hand, works slightly differently. This technique involves the liner being turned inside out as it is forced through the pipe, using either water or air pressure to do so. The resin inside then cures, which then leaves you with a seamless full-length repair. For relining larger diameter pipes, we use a different technique again, typically featuring water sluicing and fast-cure UV installation options.

If you are experiencing any issues with a faulty drain, gravity pipe, culvert or effluent pipeline, we are here to help. Give us a call on 01634 250326 to book an initial CCTV inspection, or email us at info@mtscleansing.co.uk. Alternatively, check out our previous case studies or FAQs page for any further information on our services.


Why choose MTS?

  • 24/7 Reliability 01634 250326

    There is always someone to take your call - Our field service teams operate round the clock every day of the year.
  • Rapid response

    With hub depots throughout the region, we operate a highly flexible scheduling system. We instruct our nearest available tracked field service for the quickest response.
  • Competent first time fix

    Our fully qualified and experienced teams use high performance equipment to fix problems first time with no need for back up resources or second visits. We ensure the optimum solution for your needs.
  • Extensive range of waste solutions

    Our waste management services are available for both individual jobs and more complex packaged solutions. We offer a one-stop shop whatever your requirements and we are continuing to expand our range of services through innovation and investment.
  • Experienced and qualified team

    All management and staff receive full training and are qualified to demanding industry standards in their specialised disciplines. MTS invests in its people and, with low staff turnover, retains a considerable depth of experience to ensure Customers receive the best service. Email our team today at salesteam@mtscleansing.co.uk
  • Full QUENSH management systems

    MTS operates an integrated management system comprising the individual accreditations for ISO 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environment) and 18001 (Health and Safety). Certified and regularly audited for compliance by BSI Customers are assured of rigorous processes and procedures supporting front line service delivery
  • Trusted service provider

    MTS is entrusted by major water companies across Southern and South East England to work safely to the highest performance standards under stringent environmental and financial control. Rail, airport and highway agencies similarly demand safe and secure services from MTS for the maintenance of critical infrastructure with minimum risk to the travelling public



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