If you’re looking for a no-dig sewer line repair method, that’s environmentally friendly and promises faster repairs, then there’s no question that trenchless pipe lining in Claremont is a good idea. At Street Works Engineering Sewer and Septic, we use this method for underground pipe repair to give our customers quality repairs they can count on lasting for up to 50 years or more.
In this post, we discuss the benefits of pipe relining and why it’s a good idea for residential and commercial sewer lines.
The Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Repair
As we mentioned previously, installing a liner doesn’t require digging like traditional sewer repairs. The equipment we use allows us to make repairs without excavating yards and yards of dirt or concrete. Installing a pipe liner only requires us to dig enough to create one, small access point, which means there’s less destruction to your yard.
Other benefits of sewer relining include:
- Cost savings up to 40%
- Increased flow capacity
- Faster repairs
- Long-lasting repairs
- Strengthens existing pipe
- No hazardous waste risk
How Does the Pipe Relining Process Work?
Fixing a broken pipe using the trenchless method requires four steps. Let’s take a closer look at what trenchless pipe repair involves with each of these steps.
The Video Camera Inspection
First, we perform an initial inspection of the sewer pipe using a special sewer camera. This camera is self-leveling and delivers full-color, high definition images of the pipe’s interior. As the camera makes its way through the pipe, we measure the pipe’s diameter, the linear footage, and we also note any issues such as clogs, damage to the pipe, and tree root intrusion on. Once we finish the inspection, we give you a copy of the report, a copy of the video, and we provide you with our professional recommendation for how to fix the problem.
Before we make any repairs, we have to clean the existing pipe. Cleaning the pipe gives us a clean slate to begin our repairs. To clean the pipes thoroughly, we use hydro-jetting. This method gets rid of any blockages to make it easier for us to insert the liner. Sometimes the hydro-jetting takes care of the problem and no further repairs are needed. Customers with serious blockages but no pipe damage usually find that hydro-jetting clears up the issue quickly and they don’t need relining services.
Once we clean out the pipe and remove all obstacles, we begin the relining process. First, we measure and cut the liner to the pipe’s dimensions, paying close attention to the diameter and length. Next, we saturate the liner with an epoxy resin and insert it into the pipe. We do this using one of two methods: the cured in place method or the inversion method. Your sewer repair contractor will go over which method they are using and answer any of your questions.
Once the resin is in place, we insert an inflatable bladder into it. This bladder helps the liner assume the shape of the original pipe and cure in place. Once the curing is complete, we remove the bladder. What’s left behind is a new pipe that’s now inside the old pipe, creating a stronger sewer pipe.
Once we complete the lining process, we must send reinstatement equipment through the pipe to reopen any seams blocked during the lining process. We use this technology to make sure that the pipe is one continuous pipe with no obstacles in the way. We’ll also reinsert the camera equipment to make sure we made the repairs properly and everything looks good.
Trenchless Sewer Pipe Repair Is Great for High-density Areas
In cities like Claremont and other congested areas in Southern California, trenchless pipe lining allows us to make fast, accurate repairs without blocking traffic flow and destroying property. If you have a sewer issue and want to learn more about trenchless repair services, call us today at (866) 377-4002.