What is Trenchless Pipe Lining ?
Pipe lining is a minimally invasive process which allow a restoration of existing drainage pipe without having to tear it out and replaces it with an inner epoxy liner. Pipe lining is accomplished by inserting an expoxy felt tube into the existing pipe, inflating it and letting it cure in place. The result is a brand new pipe. without joints within a pipe.
Pipe lining is not possible in all circumstances. In some cities, pipe lining is against the cities plumbing code, and in other instances, the joints of the pipe make these techniques impossible. In many cases, extra efforts must be taken to make sure that electrical and gas lines will be unaffected by the process, and this can lead to higher labor costs. Also, it may be harder to find plumbing experts who specialize or are trained in these methods.
What lines can be repaired or replaced using this method?
Residential & Commercial
- Water Main Lines
- Sewer Main Lines
- Storm Drain Systems
What is the Process ?
Video Camera Inspection and Diagnosis: During this process we will determine if pipe lining is the correct method of trenchless sewer repair, measure linear footage and diameter of your pipe as well as locate and document any problems such as cracks, blockages, tree roots or bellies.
Mechanically Clean the Sewer Line: This process removes tree roots, blockages and scale buildup in preparation for lining.
Liner Installation: After the pipe is cleaned and excess debris is removed the pipe can now be lined. The liner is measured and cut to the length and diameter of the pipe. The liner is them saturated with a two part epoxy and inserted into the pipe. An inflatable bladder is inflated inside of the liner causing the liner to take on the shape of the pipe until it cures in place.