Collapsed Sewer Repair Chatswood Point - Pipe Reline Case Study

Case Study – Pipe Relining in Chatswood

At DrainWorks, we might fix blocked drains, but we are actually in the business of saving our clients thousands or more. And, as you’ll see in this pipe relining case study, even the most complicated sewer problems are no match for us. In two steps, we were able to save a Chatswood client thousands and more on their plumbing work.

When a routine blocked drain turns out to be a collapsed sewer, some people might panic. Now how about when that sewer runs underneath the house and can’t be dug up? Is there any solution other than countless thousands in excavation and remodeling costs?

YES

As it turns out, with some creative thinking, relining expertise, and a bit of patience, DrainWorks was able to get the drains working again, fix the sewer, and spare a nice Chatswood homeowner a VERY large plumbing and construction bill.

Here’s how:

A worse-case scenario blocked drain in Chatswood

Around Christmas time, a worried homeowner called us out for a “routine” blocked drain. Turns out that was actually the symptom of something much worse—a collapsed sewer. There was a familiar culprit to blame: tree roots!

Plumbing Lingo – Collapsed Sewer: when damage compromises the integrity of the pipe and causes the soil above to collapse into the line and block the flow of water

The pipe ran under the house, so excavation was out of the question (unless the homeowner fancied a complete remodel!). Under the bathroom was some tree root incursion, and the pipe itself ran across the property, under the bathroom and study, and all the way out to a tiled area at the pool. If we were going to save the pipe, this would have to be a two-stepper.

Step 1: Excavate and Prepare the Pipe

Since the sewer had collapsed, we had to perform some minor excavation. And, if we wanted to reline the whole pipe running underneath the house, we had to prepare it to be relined. So, into the ground we went.

We excavated and prepared the sewer, and then played a patient waiting game.

Once it was ready to be relined, we came back.

Step 2: Reline the Pipe

Tree roots were slowly taking over the main pipe running beneath the bathroom and study and out to the pool, so, rather than paying god knows what to dig it up and fix it, we were able to use our relining expertise to install a new pipe inside of the old one. Without excavating further, we relined the entire pipe, fixed the drain problems, and preserved the integrity of the pipe into the future.

The cost of excavation in the study and bathroom would have been tens of thousands or more, but with a bit of ingenuity, patience, and expertise, DrainWorks was able to save a client all of that money by carrying out another successful, albeit complicated, pipe relining in Chatswood.

Here’s the video of Adam walking you through the job.

Measuring Out the Liner Length

Liner Being Shot Into the Pipe & Left to Cure

Wetting on the Liner with Resin

Robotic Junction Cutter in Action

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Case Study – Pipe Relining in Chatswood

At DrainWorks, we might fix blocked drains, but we are actually in the business of saving our clients thousands or more. And, as you’ll see in this pipe relining case study, even the most complicated sewer problems are no match for us. In two steps, we were able to save a Chatswood client thousands and more on their plumbing work.

When a routine blocked drain turns out to be a collapsed sewer, some people might panic. Now how about when that sewer runs underneath the house and can’t be dug up? Is there any solution other than countless thousands in excavation and remodeling costs?

YES

As it turns out, with some creative thinking, relining expertise, and a bit of patience, DrainWorks was able to get the drains working again, fix the sewer, and spare a nice Chatswood homeowner a VERY large plumbing and construction bill.

Here’s how:

A worse-case scenario blocked drain in Chatswood

Around Christmas time, a worried homeowner called us out for a “routine” blocked drain. Turns out that was actually the symptom of something much worse—a collapsed sewer. There was a familiar culprit to blame: tree roots!

Plumbing Lingo – Collapsed Sewer: when damage compromises the integrity of the pipe and causes the soil above to collapse into the line and block the flow of water

The pipe ran under the house, so excavation was out of the question (unless the homeowner fancied a complete remodel!). Under the bathroom was some tree root incursion, and the pipe itself ran across the property, under the bathroom and study, and all the way out to a tiled area at the pool. If we were going to save the pipe, this would have to be a two-stepper.

Step 1: Excavate and Prepare the Pipe

Since the sewer had collapsed, we had to perform some minor excavation. And, if we wanted to reline the whole pipe running underneath the house, we had to prepare it to be relined. So, into the ground we went.

We excavated and prepared the sewer, and then played a patient waiting game.

Once it was ready to be relined, we came back.

Step 2: Reline the Pipe

Tree roots were slowly taking over the main pipe running beneath the bathroom and study and out to the pool, so, rather than paying god knows what to dig it up and fix it, we were able to use our relining expertise to install a new pipe inside of the old one. Without excavating further, we relined the entire pipe, fixed the drain problems, and preserved the integrity of the pipe into the future.

The cost of excavation in the study and bathroom would have been tens of thousands or more, but with a bit of ingenuity, patience, and expertise, DrainWorks was able to save a client all of that money by carrying out another successful, albeit complicated, pipe relining in Chatswood.

Here’s the video of Adam walking you through the job.

Measuring Out the Liner Length 

Wetting on the Liner with Resin

Liner Being Shot Into the Pipe & Left to Cure

Measuring Out the Liner Length 

Google Reviews Reviews...What our Customers are saying about us.

DrainWorks Testimonial R Mills
DrainWorks Testimonial Julian Henwood
DrainWorks Testimonial Laurie Miller
DrainWorks Testimonial Tim Jones
DrainWorks Testimonial Kelly Turner
DrainWorks Testimonial Jemola72
DrainWorks Testimonial Gary Munns

Google Reviews Reviews...What our Customers are saying about us.

DrainWorks Testimonial R Mills
DrainWorks Testimonial Julian Henwood
DrainWorks Testimonial Laurie Miller
DrainWorks Testimonial Tim Jones
DrainWorks Testimonial Kelly Turner
DrainWorks Testimonial Jemola72
DrainWorks Testimonial Gary Munns

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Eastern Suburbs

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Bondi Junction
NSW, 2022

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Manly Vale
NSW, 2093

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Eastern Suburbs

2 Council Street
Bondi Junction
NSW, 2022

Northern Suburbs

C3 / 1 Campbell Pde
Manly Vale
NSW, 2093

© 2020 Local Blocked Drain and No-Dig Pipe Relining Northern Beaches Specialists. All Rights Reserved.

LinkedIn Link   Facebook Link   YouTube Link  

Eastern Suburbs

2 Council Street
Bondi Junction
NSW, 2022

Northern Suburbs

C3 / 1 Campbell Pde
Manly Vale
NSW, 2093

© 2020 Local Blocked Drain and No-Dig Pipe Relining Northern Beaches Specialists. All Rights Reserved.