24th March, 2020

Pipe Relining Brisbane

ostructed, buried and damaged pipes that need relining

Imagine having a broken, leaking, blocked sewer or stormwater drainage pipe to your premises or business that’s buried under gardens or concrete. Getting to this pipe is difficult enough, but now you have to replace it? That’s going to be disruptive.

What if you could simply repair this damage, without having to dig up and then reinstall everything? It would save so much time and hassle!

Traditionally, fixing drains that are broken in an obstructed area would require a team to dig up the area, remove the pipes and replace them with new sections. As you can imagine, this is not only costly, but can be time consuming and also disruptive. A business that needs to replace a buried pipe may need to close their doors for days or even weeks!

There is a fast, reliable and cost effective alternative solution.

Pipe relining can repair damaged pipes without the need to excavate the surrounding areas. Using this modern technology, broken, cracked and root infected drain pipes can be repaired without the need for invasive digging, replacement & reinstatement.

How Does Pipe Relining Work?

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it’s not!

If a break is found in your buried, underground or hard-to-reach drainage pipes and it needs to be repaired, pipe relining can be your knight in shining armour.

Where do we start?

First comes to inspecting your pipes with CCTV and using a water jetter to clean your pipes. It’s important to have completely grime and dirt free pipes, as well as removing any large obstructions for when the lining is inserted. Using the latest technology in water jetting, these tools are powerful enough to cut through tree roots that could be growing inside your pipes. Then a milling machine is used to clean/scour the host pipe to prepare the surface ready for lining.

Brawoliner pipe relining process Brisbane    

Now that you’ve got your super-clean pipes, you’re ready for relining.

Basically, pipe relining consists of inserting a flexible, resin-infused liner into the drain, inflated with air and then set/cured using water temperature/time/UV light and air pressure. This re-lines the pipe, creating a completely new and watertight pipe within the old one.

Because of its flexibility, the product will seamlessly merge with the existing pipes to create a new and incredibly strong inner pipe.

Insert the flexible epoxy resin infused liner

Set the liner using air and then water temperature & flow

This lines the pipe creating a completely new, watertight pipe within the old one


How Do You Know if You Need Pipe Relining?

To identify a leak or break in your underground pipes, there are a few things that you need to be on the lookout for…

  1. Gurgling sounds of smells in your toilets or sinks could mean a partially blocked pipe caused by a break letting roots in.
  2. Is there an area outside that seems constantly damp or forming sinkholes? This could be a sign of broken or leaking pipes in that area.
  3. Surcharging waste or water out of grates outside (or inside!) means a complete blockage that needs immediate attention. 

Not only can a hidden broken pipe be smelly and noisy, it can be a very costly venture for your business in other areas if not taken care of ASAP.

Escaping water can mean structural damage to the foundations of your establishment. With excess water, even a slow leak that’s not causing flooding, can cause major damage that will cause a lot of stress.

Additionally, health issues can be caused by leaking pipes. Damage to certain pipes can even mean contamination to your clean drinking water that you serve your customers – which you know will really cost you.

If you’re facing damaged plumbing, we won’t jump straight into pipe relining, but we’ll investigate whether it’s a job for pipe replacement or pipe relining. There are varying costs and benefits for which option we recommend, so we’ll always give you a detailed reason for our recommendations. 

How Emu Plumbing do Pipe Relining

Emu Plumbing are proud to use the most up to date technology for all our relining (both inversion and patching). The suppliers we use design and manufacture liners and resins to suit a very wide range of diameters and materials. So we can reline almost any type of drainage pipe! The methods we use offer many advantages over old relining methods, one of which is the way the resin is utilised and applied – making the pipes we reline last longer.

Pipe relining can save time & money when compared to full pipe excavation and reinstatement in many situations. With the manufacturer’s durability guarantees of 50 years, you can be sure our relining solutions will serve you well into the future.


Pipe Relining Methods

At Emu Plumbing, we use two methods of pipe relining; inversion and patch. Based on an assessment of your situation, we’ll determine the most appropriate method to get you the best results (this could also mean a combination of dig-up repairs for those easier-to-access problems).

  • Inversion Pipe Relining
    This is the way that we reline sewer, stormwater and other types of pipes in long sections over approximately 3m in length – this is a single, seamless liner. These epoxy resin infused liners are inserted into the drain using an inversion drum along with air pressure. 

  • Patch Pipe Relining
    This is a sectional method of pipe relining – and can be more cost effective when there is only a single or few areas that need to be repaired along a pipe that’s otherwise in good working order. These silicate resin infused patches are installed to fix the affected areas. So if you’ve only got one, two or a few cracks, this could be your best option. 


Junction Pipe Relining & Patching

If your plumbing has a junction that needs repair in a hard to access spot, we’ll use our junction relining technology to repair the entire fitting with a one-piece liner. Understandably – this makes it harder to quote ‘per metre’ as it’s a custom fitting.

If your junction needs to be relined, then by standards, a junction patch should be installed that covers 300mm past the break.


UV Pipe Relining

UV relining technology is a game changer in sewer and stormwater drain rehabilitation and relining. It employs ultraviolet light to cure the specialised resin used in UV pipe relining. This allows us to reline largeer, longer pipes without the traditional need to heat-cure the resin. Removing the need to heat the resin means we can complete a wider range of jobs in much less time.


How Much Does Pipe Relining Cost? 

There are a lot of factors that affect the cost of pipe relining, such as access to the pipe, the material it’s made from, the amount of damage and size of the pipe. There are also different pipe relining methods we offer including inversion pipe relining and patch pipe relining.

All these things will factor into the cost of your pipe relining. Find out more about How Much Pipe Relining Costs

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Do you think you may have a broken sewer or
stormwater pipe? 

Give us a call on 07 3358 3201 or get in touch online and we can help you determine where they are, then provide a quote to reline if necessary.
  • “Emu Plumbing used latest technology combined with their considerable experience to creatively problem solve”

    We cannot fault Tony and the team at Emu Plumbing. We had a very complex reline of a long combine sewer that had plagued us for decades. Emu Plumbing used latest technology combined with their considerable experience to creatively problem solve over four days of hard yakka. It was over 36 degrees! The team were professional, courteous and went the extra mile to do the job. After three days on site they left the place clean and tidy as if they were never there. We would recommend Emu Plumbing without reservation.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Alan and Lesley C
  • “Thank you so much for a hassle free pipe repair”

    Emu plumbing were the most prompt and competitive in pricing for an under slab pipe repair; which a few other companies actually declined as it was quite a complicated job. Tony from Emu Plumbing attended site with a “can do” attitude and completed the job after a long and tough day. I returned home to find the work area spotless. Thoroughly recommend Emu plumbing. Thank you so much for a hassle free pipe repair.
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Jason G
  • “Tony from Emu plumbing restored my faith in people.”

    Tony from Emu plumbing restored my faith in people. I contacted him after being quoted $13K to fix our sewer line by another company. Tony spent time with me on the phone going through all possible options to address this issue more economically. He then offered to come and inspect the sewer line at no cost. It turned out we did not have to do anything. Tony has found in us a client for life instead of a quick buck. We would be recommending him to all our friends and family.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Tim C
  • “I am, and will continue to recommend Emu Plumbing for any re-line and general plumbing work.”


    We had a particularly tricky job on a site with extremely difficult access. Tony and Niles quickly investigated and set forward to fix the issue. When plan A didn’t go exactly to plan Tony took full control and delivered a brilliant outcome. He arranged machine access through our fully landscaped property, went over and above to ensure the problem was fixed, and left our property almost as he found it. I am, and will continue to recommend Emu Plumbing for any re-line and general plumbing work. Their customer service second to none.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Mark M, Cooper Property Group
  • “The team arrived on time and completed their work with obvious care and skill”

    We are extremely happy with the work of the team.  Alistair, Niall and Tye arrived on time and completed their work with obvious care and skill.  They were happy to show us the progression of the work and left the site clean and tidy.  Also, The guy who did the initial inspection and quote displayed similar professionalism (sorry I didn’t remember his name).  They are all a credit to your firm.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    B & J Hancock
  • “In a league of your own! ”

    Both Iréna and I wish to convey our most sincere thanks for you and your team’s swift and professional resolution to our recent plumbing challenges. We could not praise Alistair and Niles more highly for their incredible technical capabilities, their client focus and their well developed interpersonal and communication skills.

    It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with such a progressive organization as Emu Plumbing. What this rather long-running issue that we have been grappling with over several years, and having engaged numerous other “so-called plumbing professionals”, has proven to us is that there are plumbers and then there is your team….in a league of your own!

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Richard G
  • “Honest and upfront on saving me money”

    Professional and polite tradesmen. Honest and upfront on saving me money by suggesting alternative solution (dig up ended up being cheaper than reline). Will definitely use them again in future.

    I was impressed with them providing photos of the job as it progressed all packaged up.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Alex W
  • “Definitely will be using Emu again!”

    Great detailed information on the drain inspection report! Definitely will be using Emu again.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Luke S, Go Green Solutions
  • “Do yourself a favour and call them!”

    Tony and the team at Emu Plumbing are amazing! Emergency sewer issue – no problem. His team leader, Niles, turned up the next day. Friendly, approachable, great communication, knowledgeable and hard working. Caved in sewer line was jetted to clean & clear, patch inserted and cured, in the end a hard clean clear pipe – like new. Problem fixed same day, and at a very fair price. I can’t recommend this company enough. Do yourself a favour and call them!

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Andrew H
  • “Professional, responsive, competitively priced”

    Highly recommend these guys.
    Professional, responsive, competitively priced and were very thorough in their investigations and repair. The team worked tirelessly all day, went the extra mile and stuck by their quote on job completion. I will definitely use Emu Plumbing again.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Adam L
  • “Great to see a company these days taking responsibility for they workmanship.”

    I called Emu Plumbing to fix a broken pipe that was causing my stormwater to flood my neighbours yard.
    They came out, fix a problem, when it was discovered that there was another issue they fixed it no charge. Great to see a company these days taking responsibility for they workmanship. Thank you Tony and the team!

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Chris M
  • “Fast, responsive, knowledgeable and honest”

    Tony and team were excellent – fast, responsive, knowledgeable and honest – what more could you ask for in a tradie. Definitely recommend, and will use them again.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Ted B
  • “Emu Plumbing won't let you down”

    If you are reading these reviews, trying to find an honest and reliable team, Emu Plumbing won’t let you down.

    Tony and his team are brilliant, they cleared and patched a severely broken storm water pipe under our carport. Niles & Jason were on time, professional and left the site clean and tidy. Can’t recommend highly enough!

    Thanks Tony & Emu team! 

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Harry S
  • “Team rectified the broken pipes and relined them to an extremly high standard on time and on budget.”

    Tony and the Emu team repaired and relined some underslab pipes that had stakes put through it on a new build. Tony was very responsive and even worked with me on potential fixes for other issues that I had. His team rectified the broken pipes and relined them to an extremly high standard on time and on budget.

    Tony provided before and after photos which was great and provided excellent reassurance that the work had been completed as required. Would not hesitate to use Emu plumbing again and even my builder has saved Emu’s details as he was unaware this type of repair was possible.

    Would recommend to anyone for prompt and profressional service.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Dan S
  • “The Emu team arrived, promptly commenced work, and completed it with a friendly and approachable professionalism over 7 hours”

    Our plumbers had recommended Emu Plumbing as the best in the relining business. The Emu team arrived, promptly commenced work, and completed it with a friendly and approachable professionalism over 7 hours. Their quote was competitive, detailed and inclusive of explanation on how the process would be undertaken without excavation, allowing us to feel comfortable from the get-go.

    The work was to repair and reline our main stormwater line under our concrete house slab, their investigation found damage had occurred during the concrete pour some 25 years prior. Luckily, we’d not had significant issues during these years, just a slow build-up in hefty storms. With our job successfully completed, we now feel assured that we can handle any stormwater that comes our way….. good work, Tony and the Emu team.

    Steffen P

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