Over the years, property managers, homeowners, and even towns and municipalities have opted to traditional pipe replacement methods to fix their rot-intruded, leaking, and cracking pipes. The method of digging up and replacing the pipes is not only time consuming but could also be very expensive particularly in cases where the pipes are positioned behind solidly finished walls, below landscaped lawns, or underneath tiled floors.
The conventional re-piping is composed of the demolition of whatever it is that is layered over the pipe. If the leaking pipe is on the ground, the system is required to shut down; the foundation of the concrete is dug up by excavators. The pipe would be detached and discarded. New pipes are installed and tested while the fill is delivered. After much downtime and upon completion, the pipes are fully operational.
The worst part of it all is that contractors need to fix the portions of the building or landscape that were affected during the re-piping process. The majority of the facilities constructed before the 1970s have clay and cast iron sewer lines. One of the most common problems in this kind of pipe is the cracking of the joints, rusting out of the bottom part, and root intrusion.
According to statistics, root intrusion in the sewer pipe lines makes up to 50 percent of all the blockages in the sewers. There are conventional cares for root intrusion but it is very rare and entails a long-term repair. Using the pipelining method, the roots can be eradicated and a liner can be put into place. This creates a structurally solid pipe inside an existing pipe.
Pipe Lining is a minimally invasive method that enables rehabilitation of existing sewer or drainage pipe without the need to conventionally tear it out or replace it. In other words, pipelining is achieved by inserting a felt tube into the pipe, swelling it, and allowing it to cure in place. When the liner has finally cured, the output is a new pipe inside the old pipe. Interestingly, this newly placed pipe inside the old pipe has a lifespan of more than 50 years.
Today, the most trusted and widely practiced solution for degrading pipe system inside or outside the building is the pipelining system. The method involves the placement of liners within the pipe systems without destroying. As a result, it protects the pipe from different types of usual failures, which includes corrosion, debris build-up, failures, root intrusion, and leaks.
All of these are done even without excavating the structure. Pipe liners actually shield the contents from blending with metals inside the pipes that usually causes lead leaching into the drinking water and decomposition. Through sewer pipelining, the potable water lines and also the drain lines are not only rehabilitated but the technology is available to retrofit vertical uses, mechanical systems and roof drain including HVAC systems and fire suppression.
Sewer Pipelining technology does not entail destruction or digging and by far, the most effective long term answer to decade-old or century-old sewer line problems especially those installed inside or outside the building. It is an optimal answer to boost flow, prevent leaks, and eradicate root intrusion. More importantly, it can keep up to the structural strength of a new pipe without causing too much expense from costly replacement repairs and digging.
If you want to replace an existing sewer pipe underground that has begun to leak, it is important for you to first consider all the available options, you may end up realizing that a replacement, after all, may not be necessary. Sewer pipelining is most of the time the much better alternative.