There are two choices when a sewer line is broken, cracked, has open joints, or has other similar problems. The big question is, why to dig when you can accomplish the same goal with less damage and destruction. Sewer lining is done without excavation, saving expensive equipment, labor hours, disruption to traffic and building operations, and eliminating potential environmental issues.
What is Lined Sewer Repair?
Sewer lining is relining pipes and drains without digging into or disturbing the existing pipe. It is cost-effective to preserve existing structures, pipes, and conduits.
Why Opt for A Sewer Pipe Inspection Rather Than Replacing It with Excavation?
There are many reasons to consider pipe repair, including minimizing the impact on the landscape, reducing repair costs, and minimizing the impact on operations. Replacing an existing sewer with a traditional excavation method requires digging into the ground, which causes extensive damage, including the loss of trees, landscaping, and grass, and demolishing structures such as balconies, sidewalks, or asphalt pavement. Replacing a sewer also often leads to the entry of contaminants into the environment, while repairing by lining has a minimal effect on the environment. Although it is necessary to replace sewer pipes by excavation when they are completely collapsed, it is usually possible to repair the sewer line without excavation. Repairs can be localized or over the full length of the pipe.
What Is a No-Dig Sewer and Drain Liner System?
No-dig systems use either cured-in-place pipe technology or structural epoxy coating technology. These technologies take less time to install than open trenchless methods, such as pipe bursting, cable trenching, and pipe sinking.
What About Pipes Inspection Technology?
The technology used for the inspection of pipes and drains allows installation of the sheath without welding and joints, certifying that no root can enter the sewer, unlike traditional methods. The pipe is cleaned, inspected, and measured to verify its accuracy before coating. Installing a sheath for a service entrance takes place in just a few hours, and the pipe is ready for use immediately at the end of the work.
Can A Sewer Be Lined at Any Time?
Trenchless sewer replacement can be done regardless of the season, which is advantageous to the excavation method. Indeed, the excavation costs during the cold season are not the same, and the damage to the land is very significant during the thaw period. The repair of a pipe or a drain by fiberglass and epoxy coating is carried out continuously year-round.
How Does Sewer Line Lining Work?
Thanks to the technology we use, repairing sewers and drains by lining is completely trenchless. A camera inspection will make it possible to adequately analyze the pipe’s condition and validate the possible accesses for the insertion of the sheath. Once in place, the sleeve is hooked up to a steam unit, inflated, and baked into place. Once the sheath has fully cured, the chuck is deflated and removed, the ride is rehabilitated, and activities can resume after only a few hours of interruption.
The advantages of lining over replacement by excavation are cost, labor, inconvenience of digging, and time saved. Liner is the economical solution for this often-overlooked method of sewer rehabilitation. The best feature of the duct is its installation without excavation. A new sewer line can be installed without ever having to dig your property.