If you have constant leaks or plumbing problems, it may be time to replace your old pipes. You can save money by using a trenchless pipe lining service.Two methods are available for trenchless pipe lining: pipe relining and pipe bursting.
We are a full-service plumbing company that provides homeowners with all of their plumbing needs.We offer trenchless pipe lining or epoxy pipe coating, which is one of our more recent and popular services.
This article will explain the different methods of trenchless pipe lining, and how they work. It will keep you up to date on the best way to fix your plumbing problems.
Trenchless Pipe Lining Methods
- Pipe Relining
- Pipe Bursting
The trenchless pipe lining can either be achieved by pipe relining, or by pipe burst.You don’t need to decide if you are unsure which option to go with.It depends on the extent of damage and the condition of your pipes.The damage to your pipes can be examined by a licensed professional plumber using a sewer-camera. This will allow them to determine the best method.
Relining of Pipes
You might have also heard pipe relining referred to by the term cured-in place-pipe (CIPP). All of these terms refer the same procedure, which is to place a new pipe within an existing pipe. It is the most common method of trenchless pipe lining and is preferred by the majority of customers because it is faster and cheaper. The labor and time required are reduced because the old pipes do not have to be removed first. Not every situation will be suitable for pipe relining. Pipe bursting is an alternative trenchless method that can be used if the pipes are damaged or too old.
Relining Pipe Steps
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- Placing Of Epoxy Liner
Evaluation of the Old Pipes
To check the pipes, a sewer camera inspection is required. It is at this point that it can be determined if the pipes are in a good enough condition to undergo a pipe relining.
After the pipes pass inspection, the hydro jetting service will clean them and remove any blockages to allow the pipe lining to be installed properly.
The old pipe is lined with epoxy and then covered in resin.In order to form the material to the pipe, an inner bladder must be inflated.
It takes several hours to cure the liner in order to form a hard coating. The bladder is then removed once it has been cured.
Testing New Pipe
The sewer camera is used to inspect the relining before and after each service.
Relining Pipe Pros
- Costs less
- Less Invasive
Pipe relining offers a more cost-effective solution, as it is less complicated and requires less work. Pipe bursting requires more digging than pipe relining.
Relining Pipes Cons
- It does not restore the strength of old pipes
- It doesn’t last as well as brand new piping
- Makes back-ups more likely
Relining pipes does not last nearly as long as replacing them, simply because they aren’t new. The liner can restrict the flow of water and cause a back-up over time depending on how large the pipes are.
Relining pipes is more convenient in the short-term, but is not the best solution for long-term sewer problems. By relining pipes, you are only delaying the installation of new pipes.
When the pipes are damaged beyond repair, pipe bursting is the only option. It is more complicated and less popular than relining but it is less invasive than a traditional replacement.
Steps for Bursting Pipes
- Create Access
- Old Pipe Is Broken Up
- Replace the pipe with a new one
It is necessary to dig two small holes in the ground to allow pressure to be applied on the pipe.
The crew will need to take measurements to determine the correct size pipe to replace the damaged pipe. Some homeowners take advantage of the pipe burst to increase their water capacity.
Old Pipe Is Broken Up
The old pipe is inserted with a hydraulic power tool that has a cone-shaped tip. The cone tip is used to break up the old pipe, creating space for the new pipe.
Replaces the Pipe
As the old pipe is removed by the device, the new pipe is replaced immediately.
Pros of Pipe Bursting
- Long term solution
- Additional repairs less likely
You get brand new pipes when you burst your pipe. You will not have to worry about clogs or leaks for many years, as you’re starting fresh. If you’ve been having plumbing problems, this method will give you more peace of mind.
Pipe Bursting Cons
- More expensive
- More digging required
Pipe bursting costs more and requires deeper digging to reach the pipes. Remember that pipe bursting may be performed if relining the pipes is impossible due to their condition. This does not mean that pipe bursting is also possible.In certain cases, trenchless pipe lining may not be possible. Instead, a conventional pipe replacement is required.
Schedule a Free Estimate For Pipe Repairs
- What procedure is right for you will depend on your pipes, budget and needs. Pipe relining is a good option if you want a shorter-term solution that’s more affordable and your pipes are in good shape. If you prefer the security of brand new pipes or have pipes which cannot be repaired in place, pipe bursting is the best option.
If you need to reline your pipes or burst them, it is important that the work be performed by a plumbing company with experience and expertise.
We stand by our work at Trenchless Pipe repair. Want to learn more about pipe lining? We are happy to assist!