Cured-In-Place-Pipe Lining Process
Repairing pipes could be a very annoying and frustrating plumbing problem. However, there are a lot of pipe repair technology available these days. Trenchless rehabilitations are on top of the list when it comes to pipe repairs. Most home owners would prefer trenchless repairs rather than the traditional way due to its countless benefits. There are a lot of trenchless pipe repair methods that you could choose from. One of the commonly known and the widely used method is the cured-in-place-pipe lining or also known as the CIPP. This method is a practical solution to your pipe problems. It is a jointless, flexible, durable and a fast method. Tackled below is the installation process of the pipe relining.
Sewer Pipe Inspection
Before rehabilitating the pipe, the contractor must first check for damages, roots, blockages in pipes or anything that can destruct the relining process. This step is done by the use of a CCTV or a sewer pipe inspection camera. Through this, the contractor can clearly see the status and also the internal structure of the pipe. This will also give the contractor an idea on the measurement of the pipe in terms of length and diameter.
Pipe Preparation and Cleansing
After inspecting the sewer pipe, you may now remove that debris that may destruct the pipe relining process. To help in removing that debris, a mechanical grinder is necessary for this step. This is best suited especially for pipes with multiple tree roots in it. Although pipe relining is known for it’s no dig process, excavation is necessary once the pipes are severely damaged. However, the excavation done in this process is still nominal compared to the traditional method of excavation that causes a lot of unbearable disruptions. The hydro jetter which produces a high water pressure is also used for blockages in the sewer pipe.
Resin Pipe Preparation
When the sewer pipe is completely clear from destructions, it is now time to prepare the new resin pipe. To setback some chemical reactions, the resin tube can be refrigerated. This can also help to keep the resin pipe in a fine condition for installation. The preparation of the pipes is well implemented before the installation.
Resin Pipe Installation
The pipe line can either be inserted through water or air inversion. For it to stick on the pipe linings which needs repair, the pipe line is expanded. The new pipe tube that is installed is tough, prevents root intrusions, resistant to corrosion and can eventually increase and improve the flow capacity of the water including the water pressure of the sewer pipe.
Curing is the final step of a pipe relining process. This is where the contract will wait for the epoxy resin to completely harden and to fit in the sewer line. This step could be done quickly by the help of a warm water or even a UV light. To be certain that the new pipe is properly installed, a sewer inspection is once again done. This is also to make sure that there are no damages left behind and the whole pipe relining process is done properly.