WHAT IS PIPE LINING?
As you can see, pipe lining is your no-dig solution for repairing or replacing cracked, broken, leaking or root-infested pipes. Above all, it’s important to deal with this especially with your commercial sewer lines. In addition, it’s used to even out or smooth rough bends and joints. As a result of it being a “no-dig” system, costly excavation and demolition are no longer necessary. So, pipe lining is often less expensive than the traditional re-piping alternatives, such as excavations or open trench methods.
Nevertheless, to best describe pipe lining , you’d need to image a smooth new, new PVC pipe installed within the existing damaged pipe. Afterward, a watertight seal called an expoxy is filled in the separation between the old & new pipes. As a result, tests show an improvement of over 100% in original flow capacity despite the loss of inner diameter.
Furthermore, pipe lining materials (i.e. epoxy & custom-designed PVC Coated liner tube) are applied with minimal disruption to your property. However, the liner is continuous & smooth with no seams or joints. So, we install pipe liners much faster with minimum inconvenience and disruption in comparison to excavation. As a result, the pipe liner also eliminates serious environmental & landscape damage. In addition, there is no damage to your trees or landscape. Basically, liner tub travels under landscaping, sidewalks, buildings, garages, patios, swimming pools, etc.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED PIPE LINING?
When you own or manage a building over 10 years old, the damage is probably already in progress. Undoubtedly, you’ll experience or see symptoms of pipe corrosion. Overall, symptoms can include the following:
- Water with discoloration
- Stains on sinks and/or tubs.
- Odors or leaks.
- Poor water flow.
- Continuous sewage backups.
WHAT TYPE OF LINES CAN BE LINED?
So, both residential & commercial sewer laterals & drainage pipes from the property to the main line can have lining done to them. In addition, roof drainage pipes, collectors, & commercial floor drainage pipes can also have this done to them.
WHAT CAUSES PIPE PROBLEMS?
Tree Root Infiltration
From time to time, tree roots can pierce and infiltrate drainage systems, through pipes, seams, & connections. As a result, these cause blockages & water loss.
In addition, water is able to erode, plug, corrode, weaken, & form pinhole leaks in the plumbing system over time. In like fashion, hard water full of minerals can cause your pipes to become encrusted and plugged causing blockages. Also, surface collected water & soft water has a few dissolved minerals, is acidic, & easily dissolves & thins your pipe walls.
Unquestionably, metal plumbing systems using copper or other galvanized systems show significant problems through time. Moreover, problems can occur in as little as 6 years. In addition, most copper & galvanized pipes show signs of corrosion within 10 years. So, the best long term solution to pipe corrosion is to stop the water from coming into contact with your pipe’s walls.
PIPE LINING SYSTEM CAPABILITIES:
- Drainage and sewer pipes of all types (including galvanized steel, cast/black iron, copper and lead pipes)
- Diameters from 3″ to 10″
- Lengths up to 300 FT
- Bends up to 90 degrees
- Repair all common pipe materials
- Spot repairs of joints and other structural defects
- Insertion of part or whole sections
- Blind ends
HOW DOES THE PIPE LINING PROCESS WORK?
Thorough preparation of the existing pipe is necessary, in order to achieve the best results. This includes a quality video camera inspection, cleaning and measuring the diameter and length of the pipe. Large-scale repairs may require the stoppage of water infiltration and bypassing flows in the existing pipes in order to prepare the pipe for the lining process.
We install the pipe liner by inserting the liner through drain clean-outs or small open entries. In case of partially damaged drain sections, we only repair the bad part of the beginning of the pipe. The liner materials are chosen depending on the pipe condition. Standard liner tubes are used for straight pipes and more flexible tubes are used for pipes with acute bends, angles, and transitions.
APPLYING THE EPOXY
The epoxy bonds the liner to the pipe wall. This bond creates an extremely tight fit to prevent water from entering or escaping the pipe. Erosion or corrosion inside of the pipe stops immediately after relining with the pipe liner system. Roots can no longer penetrate a lined pipe. Once a pipe has been lined, it will stay free of root intrusions for the life of the pipe.
The liner and epoxy are cured within 4 to 12 hours. Once cured, service to the pipes will be returned.
HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY?
Don’t excavate…rehabilitate! Excavations are very expensive in labor, time and material, permit fees, and damage costs. Pipe lining does not disrupt your operations. You will not have to lose business due to hours of loud excavating equipment, mess, and sectioning off dangerous areas. Drainage operations will only cease for a minimal time. Once the pipe lining is complete there are no signs of repair or property damage. Pipe lining can also be scheduled at night, after store closings.
Pipe lining improves the physical condition and longevity of your system. This process stops corrosion, roots infestation, and improves flow capacity.