Cured-in-place pipe repair, also known as CIPP, is a non-invasive method of restoring and repairing older sewer lines. CIPP doesn’t require trenches, which greatly reduces the level of disruption when getting your sewer line back to its original condition. With cured-in-place pipe repair, technicians insert a flexible resin saturated lining tube into the existing pipe. The pipe lining is pre-measured and sealed at one end, while the other end is folded back and attached to the opening of the damaged pipe. The lining is turned inside out using pressure, as it is pushed through the pipe. Since the lining is flexible, it can weave through curves in the pipe, even if they are 90-degrees. The lining will adapt to the shape of the existing pipe, and once it’s in place it will be left alone to cure, so it’s hard and ready to use. The liner once in place is excepted last over 50 years without root intrusion or breakage.
Pipe bursting is the older but still extremely efficient method of replacing sewer lines that can not be lined (CIPP) due to collapsed pipes or separated fittings. As long as we can feed a 5/8 thick cable down the sewer or water line, the line can be replaced. With our high powered hydraulic pipe burster, we can even enlarge existing sewer lines. For example, the pipe can be enlarged from 3" to 4" or even 4" to 6" diameter. The new jointless pipe that is pulled through the existing sewer line is extremely durable and can withstand even the worst conditions.