How Does Sewer Pipe Lining Work?
The trenchless pipe lining process is most often used for the repair of old clay, cast iron and concrete pipes.
STEP 1: Camera Inspection – This confirms location of cracks and failing joints
STEP 2: Clean Existing Pipes – Hydro Jetting debris and intrusions
STEP 3: Measure Existing Pipes
STEP 4: Preparation of Tube Replacement – Replacement piping will typically be a felt tube made of fiberglass, polyester or similar.
STEP 5: Epoxy Impregnation & Inversion of Tubing – The tube piping will be impregnated with an epoxy-resin and then inverted inside-out using a specialized inverting tool so the epoxy-resin will then be on the outside of the tubing, allowing it to bond with the walls of the existing pipes.
STEP 6: Tubing Insertion – The tubing will slide throughout the walls of the piping system until reaching final position.
STEP 7: Pipe Curing – Hot air or steam curing (4-12 hours drying time) or Bluelight LED curing (up to 5 times faster) creates the new seal. All moisture is drawn out and the new lining solidifies in place.
STEP 8: Flow is Returned to Newly Lined Sewer Pipe – Once the curing process is complete, service to the sewer line can be restored.
The Benefits of Sewer Pipe Lining
Homes and businesses turn to trenchless pipe lining for many reasons:
- Excavation of property is unnecessary, saving landscaping and walkways
- No need to locate underground utilities
- Significantly hinders root intrusion and slows erosion of pipes