Pipe and sewer repairs used to be a daunting task because there are many things that need to be done in order to start the repair. Floors need to be broken and dug. Walls need to be torn down as well. Driveways and streets need to be excavated. The amount of work to be done can cost a lot!
Trenchless pipe repair eliminates all these additional charges by using a technology known as cured in place pipe (CIPP) technology. CIPP is a good option to rehabilitate damaged pipelines caused by corrosion and rust. CIPP involves creating a pipe within the old pipe using special epoxy resins. The ability to do such a thing makes it ideal when it comes to pipe repair.
Repairing pipes with excavation can cost you between 20 and 50 thousand dollars. It can even cost more depending on how deep the excavation would be plus the safety tools that would be required to use during the job.
Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Lining
Since there is no destruction of other adjacent structures, there is less interruption in your daily routine. The resin lining also prevents root intrusion and leaks. Since the lining molds into the exterior pipe, there are no gaps created where roots can possibly intrude.
It maintains the integrity of the lining and maintains a good flow capacity. The pipe is made of resin, which means it is smoother compared to concrete, cast iron or clay pipes. Due to the epoxy liner, calcium deposits will not adhere to its walls. A future blockage is prevented.
It lasts as long as 10 years or more so you do not get to replace it in less than a decade. Some trenchless pipes even last as long as 50 years. Moreover, you spend less and save as much as 40% percent compared to the usual replacement method.
How It Works
The first would be an ocular inspection. The pipe will be examined for corrosion, calcium deposits, and root intrusion. This is usually done with the use of a sewer camera. In case there are calcium deposits and root growth, the pipe interior will be cleaned using pressurized water or air. Once the cleaning process is fully carried out, the installation of the pipe liner can now start. After the installation, the area is again inspected using a sewer camera.
Who Can Benefit from Trenchless Pipe Repair?
Trenchless pipe repair is good for industrial buildings, commercial establishments, hospitals, hotels, nursing facilities, resorts, casinos, schools universities, and family buildings. The non-intrusive technology makes it convenient and a quick repair of damaged pipes.