Trenchless Sewer Repair
Washington County, PA
With the advent of technology, everything we do has become modernized, mechanized and easy. From schooling to health care to space missions, technology has changed our lives.
One of the lesser-known changes modern day technology has made has been in how we fix sewage systems.
Some years back, a plumbing issue would mean extreme excavation of premises, disruption of the lives of people living and working in these premises, high costs, and a lot of time spent fixing the problem. However, trenchless pipe lining, also known as CIPP – Cured-in-Place Pipe is the new way to fix sewage problems.
Trenchless Pipe Lining
This is a simple, hassle-free method where expert plumbers send a camera into the sewage system to locate and identify the problem within. Once located, the plumber digs a shallow vertical hole to reach the problem spot. If the problem identified is organic waste or tree roots blocking the pipe, hydro-jetting can resolve it.
But what happens if the camera identifies a crack, a hole, a gap between joints or even a broken pipe? Well, trenchless pipe repair has a cure for that too. A flexible tube coated with a synthetic resin is “pulled” through the pipes to the problem area and the resin moulded to plug the crack or hole, or even fill in the gaps. In case of a broken pipe, the resin expands to further break apart the pipe, then it cools down to fill in the gap left behind, forming an identical, yet all-new pipe in its place.
Once the resin sets, it hardens into a substance tougher than concrete. The resin is thin enough to maintain the diameter of the pipe it lines, yet is strong enough to last up to 50 years, depending on the condition of the soil it is in. However, this form of pipe repair may not work if the underground pipe has collapsed completely and there is no space for the flexible tube to pass through. This is what trenchless pipe lining is all about.
How is Pipe Lining Better Than Traditional Pipe Repairing Methods
Some years back, a damaged sewage pipe meant excavation of the property to locate and replace the faulty pipe. This meant more disruption in the lives of the people living on and around the premises, and the expense of digging up the property, replacing the pipe and then putting everything back together.
Trenchless pipe repair eliminates the need for digging up the entire sewage pipes layout area and replacement of the affected pipe. It also reduces the manpower needed. This results in drastically lowered costs.
People can continue to live or work in the premises affected and the sewage system is ready for use almost immediately or within a few hours of work being concluded.
If you are looking for experts in sewage repair/replacement in Washington County, we at AK Pipe Lining are here to serve you.
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