Pipe Lining is a process used for repairing and replacing cracked, leaking, backed up, and damaged sewer lines. Using a “no-dig” trenchless process to avoid yard excavation, sidewalk destruction, or digging up trees, sewer lining involves inserting new epoxy-saturated pipe tubing into existing pipes, inflating the tubing, and curing it into place with hot air, steam or Bluelight LED technology. This results in a new seal lining the walls of existing pipes, replacing broken piping with the potential to last for decades.
How does sewer pipe lining work?
Most often targeting the replacement of clay piping, cast iron, concrete, plastic, and PVC pipes, the trenchless pipe lining process involves these steps:
- Sewer Camera Inspection – To confirm the position of cracks and compromised pipes
- Cleaning Existing Pipes – Removing debris and other blockages
- Measurement of Existing Pipes
- Preparation of Tube Replacement – The replacement pipe tubing will typically be a felt tube made of fiberglass, polyester, or similar materials
- Epoxy Impregnation & Inversion of Tubing – The tube piping will be saturated or “impregnated” with an epoxy-resin and then flipped or “inverted” inside-out using an advanced inverter drum so that the epoxy-resin will be on the outside of the tubing, allowing it to be affixed to the walls of the existing pipes
- Inserting Tubing Throughout the Compromised Pipes – The tubing will slide throughout the walls of the piping system until in place and ready for curing
- Curing of Tubing – This is what creates the new seal. Using popular technologies — traditional hot air or steam curing (4-12 hours drying time) or Bluelight LED curing (up to 5 times faster), all moisture is drawn out and the pipes can solidify in place
- Sewer Flow is Returned to New Pipes – Service to pipes can be restored once the curing process is complete.
STEP 1: INSPECTION AND DIAGNOSIS We will inspect the existing pipes for any corrosion, roots, or cracks using a drain camera. Based on these results, we will recommend a plan for cleaning and lining if necessary.
STEP 2: CLEANING Debris, roots and corrosion are removed from the pipes using the proprietary tools, restoring the pipe back to its original diameter.
STEP 3: LINING An epoxy-saturated liner with an internal bladder is pulled through the pipe using existing access points. Once in place, the bladder is inflated, pressing the epoxy against the pipe wall.
STEP 4: CURE AND EVALUATION The epoxy cures within a couple of hours and the bladder is removed, leaving behind a clean, strong and seamless “pipe within a pipe.” A final inspection is performed for quality assurance
Leading structural lining technology enhances the structural strength of the host pipe and acts as a stand-alone “pipe within a pipe.” Typically used in drain systems including sewer, storm water and roof drains, can be installed in pipelines with diameters less than 2 inches to over 12 inches in diameter.
• Can be installed in junctions, bends, horizontal and/or vertical pipes in one complete application
• Can be installed in pipe with multiple bends, elbows, branches, and changes in pipe diameter
• Improves water flow
April 23, 2022 at 2:21 pm
Does that work for pools?
June 20, 2022 at 6:54 pm
Yes it will work
April 26, 2022 at 1:10 pm
Do you repair pool pipe leaks?
June 20, 2022 at 6:54 pm
Yes we can do it
May 6, 2022 at 1:31 pm
Can this be used for copper piping for a residential property, instead of a repipe ½ to ¾ copper pipe?
June 20, 2022 at 6:55 pm
We can also work on water pipes like copper
May 8, 2022 at 4:28 pm
The main drain pipe in my pool is leaking. Right now it’s plugged at the bottom of the pool so it’s fine at the moment but if the plug is removed I lose about 3″ of water every 24 hours. The main drain is about 20 feet from the pool pump. Can you line this pipe? It’s 1.5″ PVC pipe. Can you give me a ballpark estimate of what it would cost?
June 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm
Yes, we can do pipe coding. Give us a call for an estimate 866-843-4738. Thank you
May 13, 2022 at 1:19 am
Please give a call to set up time for estimate
June 17, 2022 at 2:47 pm
What’s the smallest line this can be done to? I have a three quarter inch ac drain line that’s broken/closed .
June 20, 2022 at 6:51 pm
Hi George we can line from 3 inch pipes and up.
June 26, 2022 at 7:49 am
Newer PVC sewer pipe connects to cast iron pipe near house. That pipe is probably compromised, old and recently needed to be snaked. We will be installing new driveway soon, would it be better to dig it out and replace with PVC to street or would this lining process be sufficient to prevent future issues?
June 29, 2022 at 5:20 pm
Lining will be more efficient and cost effective give us a call 866-843-4738. Thanks
July 4, 2022 at 12:58 am
Can this process fix a sewer line with a large belly?
August 2, 2022 at 4:51 pm
Yes, we will be able to fix it. Give us a call at 866-843-4738