Sewer linings can help to repair cracked pipes without having to completely replace your sewer lines or ruin the region around them.
If you are looking to Repair sewer pipe which has started to leak, first consider your options. A full sewer pipe replacement may not be necessary. Often, relining your present pipes is a better option. If your sewer lines are under trees, close extensive landscaping, sidewalks, driveways or other semi-permanent attributes, total sewer excavation can cause a great deal of collateral damage (and expense) to the surrounding region.
Oftentimes, pipe relining is great alternative to replacing your sewer pipes. There are four types of pipe relining systems to successfully get the job done. All of the materials will rehabilitate the interior of your pipes without needing to completely replace them.
Here are the types of pipe relining systems available today:
Cured-in place piping is a method used to fix trenchless relining systems. Professional sewer and drain companies like Roto-Rooter can remotely line the section of the pipe that is cracked without having to dig a trench. After the inside of the pipe is cleaned and dried, the installers will apply the lining to the issue area. The liner is cured in place with jets of steam as it molds into all of the cracks within the pipe.
Pull-in place is the ideal lining way of pipes that have bigger gaps and cracks. The material is fixed into the pipe using heat, like steam. The epoxy-saturated liner is then hauled into place (the place being the area of the pipe that needs repair). Air is introduced into the pipe to open the sleeve and hold it against the inner walls of the pipe until it dries in place.
PIPE BURSTING In SEWER LININGS
The pipe-bursting technique is used on pipes that are severely damaged, for replacing an entire pipe system, or for repairing larger sections of sewer pipeline. The installers need physical access to the pipe to be able to begin repair, which comprises two four foot square access pits at either end of the pipeline. The installers begin by putting a”bursting head” at the access point on one end of the pipe. Hydraulic power is used to haul the head through the pipe. As it makes its way through the system, breaking up the pipe apart and drawing in a new seamless pipe behind it. The pipe is a plastic material that will be impervious to root intrusion for up to 100 years.
INTERNAL PIPE COATING
Professional installers use internal pipe coating to fix an existing sewer pipe that has started to flow into surrounding soil. To prepare the area for treatment, they will completely drain the pipes to eliminate any water. A thick epoxy coating is sprayed on the inside of your pipes to permanently seal the leaks and cracks throughout the pipeline.
All these pipe relining techniques leave behind a sleek, seamless pipe that is designed to last for generations.
You can call experienced professional and is not a do-it-yourself job. For more information on sewer pipe replacement options, contact your local Plumbing & Drain Service professional.