REPLACE OR RELINE SEWER
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When you experience a water leak it is annoying and can usually be repaired. If you have another leak soon after the first, we recommend that you have your system evaluated to see if you are a candidate for a re-pipe. We will provide you with a written estimate. Sometimes a portion of the system has worn and is ready to be replaced and other times the whole system is ready to be changed. We will advise you of your options so you decide what you need.
Most often when roots intrude a sewer line or if the line collapses it needs to be dug up and replaced. When the area is under a swimming pool, runs through neighboring properties, or is under an old patio or heritage tree, then this is a candidate for relining. The process includes digging a hole for the equipment to meet up with the main sewer pipe, jetting the line clear, then impregnating a bladder inside the pipe with a resin that will coat and bind to the existing pipe. Relining your sewer pipe with CIPP may be more cost effective than digging up the line. When this is the case we will advise you of this option.
What is Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining (CIPP)?
Cured-in-place pipe lining (CIPP) is a trenchless method of repairing damaged or aging pipes. It involves inserting a flexible liner into the existing pipe and then curing the liner in place to create a new, seamless pipe. CIPP can be used to repair pipes of all sizes, from small residential sewer lines to large commercial water mains.
How Does CIPP Work?
The CIPP process typically involves the following steps:
The existing pipe is inspected and cleaned to remove any debris.
A liner is inserted into the pipe. The liner is made of a flexible material, such as felt or polyester, and is coated with a resin.
The liner is inflated to fit snugly against the inside of the pipe.
The resin is cured, either using heat, UV light, or steam. This process hardens the resin and creates a new, durable pipe inside the existing pipe.
The liner is trimmed and any access holes are sealed.
Benefits of CIPP
CIPP offers a number of benefits over traditional pipe repair methods, including:
Trenchless: CIPP is a trenchless repair method, which means that there is no need to dig up the ground to access the pipe. This can save time and money, and it can also minimize disruption to your property.
Durable: CIPP liners are very durable and can last for decades. They are also resistant to corrosion and root intrusion.
Cost-effective: CIPP is often more cost-effective than traditional pipe repair methods, especially for large repairs.
Versatile: CIPP can be used to repair a wide variety of pipe problems, including leaks, cracks, breaks, and root intrusion.
When to Use CIPP
CIPP is a good option for repairing damaged or aging pipes in a variety of situations, including:
When the pipe is buried deep or in a difficult-to-access location.
When there is landscaping or other obstacles that would make digging up the pipe difficult or expensive.
When the pipe is under a road or other structure.
When the pipe is made of a material that is difficult to repair, such as cast iron or concrete.
CIPP is a versatile and effective trenchless pipe repair method that can be used to repair a wide variety of pipe problems. If you are considering CIPP for your next pipe repair, be sure to choose a qualified and experienced contractor.