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How does it work?
Sewer pipe relining is a revolutionary repair approach that offers numerous benefits over traditional methods. Here’s a simplified step-by-step rundown of how this non-invasive process works:
- Inspection: Before the relining process begins, a thorough inspection of the sewer pipe is performed using specialized cameras. This helps to determine the extent of the damage and plan the relining process accordingly.
- Cleaning: The existing sewer pipe is then thoroughly cleaned using high-pressure water jets. This step ensures that the new liner will adhere properly.
- Preparation of the liner: A flexible liner, saturated with a two-part epoxy resin, is prepared. The liner is custom-made to match the length and diameter of the sewer pipe being repaired.
- Insertion: The saturated liner is inserted into the damaged pipe using a technique called inversion, or it may be pulled into place. The method used depends on the pipe’s specific conditions and requirements.
- Inflation: Once in place, the liner is inflated using an air or water bladder. This presses the epoxy-soaked liner against the inner walls of the existing sewer pipe.
- Curing: After inflation, the liner is left to cure. During this time, the epoxy hardens, forming a robust, resilient, and seamless pipe within the existing pipe.
- Final inspection: Once the liner has fully cured, a final inspection is performed using the specialized cameras. This ensures that the sewer pipe relining process has been successful and the new pipe is ready for use.
– Advantages of relining
Relining sewer pipes vs. Pipe replacement
Traditional pipe replacement is a labor-intensive process that involves digging trenches, removing the old pipe, and installing a new one. It often disrupts daily routines, landscapes, and even traffic when carried out in urban areas. On the other hand, relining sewer pipes employs a non-destructive technique that restores the damaged pipe from the inside without the need for extensive digging. Relining sewer pipes offers numerous advantages making it the ideal choice for sewer pipe repair contractors.
Sewer pipe relining is completed from the inside of the pipe, utilizing any access port, thereby eliminating the need for excavation and significantly reducing disruption to daily routines.
Faster repair time
Traditional pipe repair techniques can take an excessive amount of time—days or even weeks. In contrast, sewer pipe relining often completes in a few short hours, minimizing downtime and expediting the repair process.
Excavation-based pipe repair methods frequently result in inflated costs due to the requirements for digging, materials, and labor. The process of relining sewer pipes bypasses the need for excavation, lowering material and labor expenses, and presenting a more affordable solution.
The flexible liner used in the sewer pipe relining process forms a solid, durable, and seamless pipe within the existing infrastructure. This effectively restores its structural integrity and extends its lifespan, offering a long-lasting and reliable solution for your clients.
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of sewer pipe relining?
Advantages of pipe relining include a less invasive installation process, cost savings compared to pipe replacement, improved water flow, and increased pipe lifespan. Disadvantages may include limited applicability for severely damaged pipes, potential for improper installation, and the need for specialized equipment and trained professionals.
How long does sewer pipe relining last?
Sewer pipe relining can last anywhere from 25 to 50 years, depending on factors such as the quality of materials used, the installation process, and the environment in which the pipes are located.
Should I replace cast iron drain pipe with PVC pipes?
Replacing cast iron drain pipes with PVC pipes can be a good option because PVC is resistant to corrosion, lightweight, and easier to work with. However, it’s essential to consider factors such as the age and condition of the existing cast iron pipes and the costs involved before deciding.
Can you put a PVC pipe inside a cast iron pipe?
Yes, you can put a PVC pipe inside a cast iron pipe as part of a relining sewer pipe process.
Can I replace clay pipes with PVC pipes?
Yes, replacing clay pipes with PVC pipes can be a good option. PVC pipes are more resistant to root intrusion, cracks, and breakage. They are also lighter, easier to work with, and generally more durable than clay pipes.
Can a cracked clay sewer pipe be relined?
Yes, a cracked clay sewer pipe can often be relined. Relining sewer pipe can provide a long-lasting solution to cracks, sealing the pipe and preventing further damage. However, the suitability of relining will depend on the extent and location of the cracks.