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5 Factors to Help Reduce Pipe Relining Cost



Pipe Relining is the most advanced solution that has been introduced to fix pipes that are damaged. It is a process that involves the placement of a patented epoxy lining on the insides of the pipe that has been damaged which is then forced to align with the pipe’s inside in order to take its shape. It becomes harder and takes the form of the pipe’s layer that is exactly in the shape of the damaged pipe, aligned perfectly with it, in order to seal all the damaged areas of the pipe.

This technology appears to be the most popular among all other methods for fixing the damaged pipes because it does not require you to dig up the ground for replacing all the pipes that are broken or damaged. It consumes less amount of time and saves your property from having any further damages. Plumbers can easily use pipe cameras to inspect inside the pipes in order to find all the problematic areas that need fixation.

This method saves both, energy and time and does not have any risks of causing property damage. The most important thing that needs to be discussed is how much does it cost? Well, to be clear, the cost of pipe relining is dependent on what type of damages has been done and the extent to which your pipes have been damaged.

Here Are Some Factors That Affect The Pipe Relining Cost.

1.    The Size And Length Of The Pipe To Be Relined

The thing about the cost of plumbing is that it depends on the location where the service is required. Usually, the cost ranges from $80 to $140 per foot. They might charge you per meter also, and it can range from $300 to $600. The circumference or diameter of the pipe also influences the cost of the pipe’s relining. As a five-foot pipe with a diameter of one inch, in comparison to another pipe of identical length but with a diameter of four-inch, is different. Let the plumbers first examine the condition of the pipe and the intensity of the damage so that they can tell you which areas require fixing and how much it will cost.

In a few cases, it is not only the length of the pipe that determines the price of its relining. The difference between relining small areas of the pipe and relining the pipe completely in specific areas is huge. If there are several junctions, it is actually very different, prominently if the whole junctions need relining.

2.    The Access To The Areas To Be Relined

This factor holds great importance. It does not matter if there is no major digging required. Plumbers will still require access to the area that requires fixing. In a few cases, plumbers will have to do some digging in order to access the damaged area and that will cost you some extra dollars for relining per feet or per meter. In other cases, it might happen that single access is not enough to reach the area of the problem. All of these things affect the price that you will be going to pay.

3.    The Pipe Relining System To Be Used

Depending on the extent of the damage, there are four systems that can be utilized for the relining of your pipe and there are three resins to use in each system.

These Four Systems Are

Cured-in Place: This system is mainly used for a trenchless system. The insides of the pipe are drenched and then cleaned. After this, a jest of hot steam of a new liner is fixed in place. When it dries off (the liner steam), the damaged area is perfectly fixed.

Pull-in Place: This is the best method out of all four. This method is usually used for large pipes that have large cracks. This system requires access from two points. Identical to the cured-in-place system, the liner is installed in the insides of the pipe in the form of steam from one point of access to the other point of access, and then the air is blown into the pipe in order to dry it as quickly as possible.

Pipe Bursting: When pipes require replacement and are badly damaged, this system is usually used. In this system, the plumber will need to physically access the problematic area in order to install a bursting head at one point of access and on the other point of access, in order to drag ahead through the damaged pipe to the other end, they use hydraulic power. The pipe’s diameter will be smaller but it will become brand new with a guarantee of fifty years.

Internal Pipe Coating: When leaks spread and begin to affect their surroundings, this system is used. In this, the pipe will be drained off entirely to be treated and by using a thick epoxy coating spray on the insides of the pipe, the cracks and the leaks get sealed, leaving your pipe looking brand new.

Three Type of Resins

  • The most affordable resin is a polyester resin.
  • The most expensive resin is epoxy resin. It does not have any fumes that can be dangerous and it does not shrink.
  • The third one is vinyl resin. It is the hybrid of both, vinyl and polyester and its price is similar to the price of an epoxy liner.

4.    The Present Condition Of Your Existing Pipe

Though there are trenchless techniques of different kinds for repairing the damaged pipes, the present condition of your pipe determines what method is required for fixing it. For example, you have a cast iron sewer line and it has a large amount of build-up, you will be required to de-scale your pipe before you get it fixed. It is part of the process of pipe relining. It might take an hour or two, or a good part of your day. Determining the intensity of the cast-iron which is really important before the plumber tells you the price.

5.    Installing Pipes That Are Durable In The First Place

It is better to install the pipes that are made of good quality material so that they won’t get damaged very soon. Durable pipes will keep you from spending a large sum of money on pipe relining every other month.


Pipe relining is definitely the best alternative you have to save yourself from unwanted repairing issues. The cost of relining solely depends upon the level of the damage. It is better to not take such matters into your own hands and call a professional service provider to help you out with pipe relining issues.