Sewer Lining

Birnie Plumbing and Drains has been expertly lining sewer and drain lines since 1998, utilizing the Canadian made Formadrain technology. Formadrain uses a “cured-in-place” method of sewer lining, whereby a special balloon wrapped in fibreglass and resin is put into your sewer line, the balloon is then inflated to press against the walls of your current sewer line. Next the sewer line is “baked” with steam to cure the resin, and once cured the balloon is deflated and removed. This provides you with a sewer line that does not have any joints– leaving you with a single solid pipe from your property line to your home. What’s special about this method is that it offers outstanding protection against root infiltration, as roots typically seek out joints in a sewer line to force their way into the system.

The best part? This process is so efficient our team is usually “in-and-out” within one day! If your sewer is open and functioning, then Formadrain lining is a great option for protecting your home. However, for collapsed sewer lines excavation will be necessary. Either way, we’ll always give you a clear and transparent quote, explaining exactly what is being done—from arrival to clean-up, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting from Birnie Plumbing and Drains. Our work is never subcontracted, and always complies with local regulations and is always fully legal and permitted by the municipality.

Formadrain also comes with a 25-year lifespan, making it a cost effective and convenient approach to sewer line repair in instances where excavation and full pipe replacement is not necessary.

The Birnie Plumbing & Drains Guarantee

When You Choose Birnie Plumbing & Drains For Your Home's Plumbing Needs In Hamilton And Across The Golden Horseshoe, You Can Be Sure Of Being Provided With A 1st Class Level Of Service That You'll Be More Than Satisfied With.

Trusted For 100 Years

We've been family owned and operated for 100 years and have delighted tens of thousands of our fellow residents with our expert and professional plumbing services.

Clear, Up-front Pricing

Enjoy the benefit of being able to make a fully informed decision with our up front quotations that are calculated on an individual per job basis.

Fully Licensed And Insured

Birnie Plumbing & Drains is completely licensed and insured for all your plumbing needs in Hamilton and across the Golden Horseshoe.

Written Warranties

Birnie Plumbing & Drains' expert workmanship is fully backed by a written warranty for your total peace of mind.

Rapid Response - 24/7

Our plumbers are available and on call 24/7, and with GPS we send you the nearest available plumber so you can be sure of a rapid response when you have a plumbing emergency.

Convenient Service Calls

We understand the importance of punctuality, so we'll always strive to be with you as soon as possible and you'll always know when your plumber is on their way.


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