The Pipe Lining Process - 4 Steps
Step 1. Camera Inspection
Camera Inspection Of The Pipe
A fibre optic inspection camera is inserted into the pipe to establish the primary issues and help determine a suitable plan of action. If you need an inspection in your home or business, call us.
There is nothing worse than having to dig up your basement floor, yard, driveway, brick path or deck to repair you waste water or swimming pools lines.
We can use fibre optic cameras to pinpoint the problem and make the appropriate decision to either unclog, clean or repair with trenchless cured in place piping.
If your property or home is being affected by a broken sewer or drainage system caused by root infiltration, sink holes, sewage or rainwater backups, contact TSI to receive a free estimate.
Municipalities or Institutions
Maintaining the water and sewer systems of a town or an institution, such as a university or hospital, is a big responsibility, both in terms of budget and system integrity.
Let help you solve any issues with inspections, estimates and implementation. Utilizing our trenchless repair means that you get done quickly and avoid the disruption of digging surfaces such as roads, paths and landscapes, and their costly repair after the work is complete.
Commercial & Industrial
We help all kinds of commercial properties, such as office buildings, hotels, retail spaces, commerce parks etc. to solve their immediate needs to repair pipes quickly and efficiently.
Traditional demolition and excavations take time. They require additional repairs to existing structures and landscapes after a pipe repair has been completed.
Trenchless Solutions offers a minimally invasive alternative which can be completed in as little as one day with zero disruption to the surrounding area. This means equipment and facilities can get back up and running or tenants can get back into their spaces sooner.
CIPP installations are not limited to pipes under lawns and landscape, but can be performed under kitchens, factory floors and rain leaders hidden in walls. Call TSI today to find out how!
What is pipe lining?
Pipe lining, also known as CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) lining, is the process of repairing damaged pipe lines without the need for excavation or demolition to access hidden pipes. The repairs are made internally to the existing pipe and once completed the newly repaired pipe is free of any leaks, damage, holes, or roots. Pipe lining is a permanent repair to any damaged pipe.
Does my pipe need to be lined?
We typically suggest a pipe liner in the event that a drainage pipe has any damage that will continually cause back-ups or leaks. Examples may be: root infiltration, broken sections of pipe causing catching points for solids, open or separated joints, holes from deterioration, etc. If you are experiencing back-ups from tree roots, sink holes from leaking pipes, water damage inside from leaking pipes, then yes, we suggest a CIPP Liner.
Can my pipe be lined?
The short answer is yes. At Trenchless Solutions we specialize in repairing pipe lines in the 3” diameter to 6” diameter range (we do have solutions for smaller and larger diameters). Typically any opening to the pipe is an access point for the installation. We can install the liner via a clean-out or vent cap, if one is not available, we can temporarily remove a short section of pipe that is exposed or make small excavation to expose the pipe. If there are any areas where the pipe may be fully collapsed we can repair that section utilizing traditional means and then install the liner in the rest of the pipe to prevent future issues. Those situations are isolated and are much less invasive than entire pipe line replacement projects.
How long does it take?
A typical pipe lining installation takes only 1 day. The best part is, once we are finished with the install there is no need for cleanup or repair to landscape and existing structures.
How much does it cost?
Because of the different lengths and diameters of each pipe there is no single answer to that question. At Trenchless Solutions we provide the most cost effective solution for each project. If there is only a small area of pipe to be repaired, we offer a sectional repair which saves a great deal of money. If only half of the pipe needs to be lined we can discuss those options with you after reviewing the videos we record of the pipe. In any scenario, pipe lining is much more cost effective than digging and replacing and there is no clean up or repairs to be done after. This all makes pipe lining the most economical form of pipe repair.
Can you explain the process?
First, Trenchless Solutions will have a technician do an initial site visit. At this time we will assess your individual situation and record any videos with a push camera inside of the pipe. This visit enables us to decide on the most cost effective and efficient method of repair. On installation day, the entire length of the pipe will be cleaned with a high pressure water jetter and if any roots are present they will be mechanically removed. Once all of these preparations have been completed we will then install the liner. The liners themselves are either fiberglass or polyester saturated with a specialized resin. The repair is installed via air pressure and kept inflated while the resin is given time to cure. The average cure time is 1 hour. After the resin has hardened, all equipment is removed from the pipe and a post lining video is recorded for your records.