Trenchless sewer repair is a great option for anyone wanting to avoid the lengthier and costlier method of digging a trench to replace the pipe. CIPP, also known as “Cured-In-Place Pipe” is a method that avoids the trench by digging a single access point and placing the new pipe in from there. Now you might be wondering, how is a pipe installed through a single access point? In this article we will tell you how that’s done, and why many believe it’s the best option out there.
Alright, we get it, you put a new pipe inside of our old pipe but how is this done?
In most cases, and old and collapsed pipe also means a clogged pipe. So the first step is to clear any obstructions with Hydro-jetting and Power Rodding. After that has been done, an installer is connected to the old pipe through the access point. A durable cloth tube is pushed through the inside of the old pipe with a resin and epoxy solution. Once the pipe is filled with the cloth tube and the mixture, hot air is pushed through to cure the mixture into a new, durable pipe inside of the old pipe.
Advantages of CIPP
The main advantage of this technique is how flexible and durable it is. The CIPP liner that we use lasts about 50-60 years, a huge improvement from its predecessor pipes that had a life-span of 30-40 years. The quality of the repair is also evident of its benefits, the epoxy lining creates a smoother inside that improves flow capacity and prevents future calcification deposits from sticking to the pipe. It’s also corrosion proof, further increasing the durability of the pipe.
As you can see, CIPP is in actuality a simple process that prevents invasive repairs by digging a single access point and creating a pipe inside of the damaged pipe, avoiding damage above and below the home. The old pipe is cleaned of obstructions and a cloth tube is placed inside, a new durable pipe is then created by a cured-in-place mixture of epoxy and resin.