Gone are the days when people needed to dig their floors to get a sewage blockage cleared or to replace a broken or burst or cracked or corroded water or sewage pipe. Earlier the floorings were temporary or at most cemented, but today the floorings are expensive floor tiles or marbles. In an earlier day, the houses were single-story, but today we have sky-touching buildings. Times have changed a lot, arousing the need to reform the ways to deal with problems. One major reform has occurred in how the sewer pipe repair or sewer drain replacement, which is the most advanced method in pipe replacement techniques adopted by plumbers.
Trenchless Pipelining is a technique that refers to inserting a brand new structural pipe with the old pipe. When you have blocked pipe problems or problems related to drain pipes and sewer blockage, then the professionals can make matters worse by digging all around the pipes and polluting the environment by dumping the garbage all around your yard.
This refers to using advanced no dig technology to repair sewer or water pipes in a reasonable time and an efficient manner. It deploys expert plumbing techniques to keep the landscape in place and cause the least disruption of property. This technique is also called Cured-In –Place-Pipe (CIPP), which involves creating a pipe “within the existing pipe” with the use of special resins that give extra strength to new pipes without causing any damage to any structure or landscape.
Advantages of Trenchless Pipelining
It requires very little time for the entire re-piping process. It is a hardly intrusive method compared to plumbing methods of repair and replacement of pipes deployed in earlier days because it creates a seamless pipe within a pipe, thereby eliminating the future root intrusion. It preserves the property, be it main house flooring, lawns, patio, driveway, or landscapes, as there is no digging or destruction. It saves time and cost of repair or replacement of pipes. The repair or replacement carried out through this process is permanent and conforms to the modern industry standards.
The pipelining technique restores the pipeline’s structural integrity, thereby increasing the capacity of flow because the trenchless pipe is smoother than the old clay pipe, concrete, or cast iron pipe. This process offers structural strength to the new pipes as it is free from corrosion. It is a highly cost-effective alternative to replacement of sewer drain pipes. It prevents future calcification of the pipelines. This is a very cost-effective method in cases when during winter, the water pipes break due to the effect of condensed water or when pipes break due to your relocation from one place to another. Underground freezing of water and bursting of pipes are also widespread, so when you opt for repairing trenchless pipes, you can save on your house’s overall resale value.
Trenchless Pipelining Involves Two Primary Types Of Applications:
The Pull-In –Place Method (P.I.P)
In this process, the saturated epoxy liner is placed in the desired position, and the repair process is carried out. The process requires two access points. The first point feeds the liner, and the other point pulls it into the right place. Millions of pipelines have been repaired through this process. The biggest limitation of this process is that it cannot be used if there is only one access point.
The Inversion Method
The Advantages Of This Process Are As Follows:
- They require only one access point for carrying out the Pipe-In-Pipe replacement process.
- Using this technique, up to 200 feet of liner can be installed in a short time.
- The epoxy resin adheres to the liner to the pipe as it is laid against the pipe.
However, it has been seen that large projects use a combination of the Pull-In –Place Method and the Inversion Method.
General Overview of the process of Trenchless Pipelining:
Identification Of The Problem By Use Of Sewer Camera
The technicians skilled in this Trenchless Pipelining technique start the process by deploying a video or camera inspection through the seeping water, main sewage lines, or lateral lines. They provide the DVD showing the entire sewage line of the property and the locations requiring repair or replacement therapy. The technician, thereby, recommends the best solutions as per the budget and the owner’s needs.
Cleaning The Pipes
The next step that follows requires cleaning out all the roots in the pipes’ vicinity to retain the original diameter of the pipes. This process is carried out through the use of jet or pneumatic tools and other mechanical cleaning tools. Additional preparation is required if the pipe is badly corroded or a void in the pipe.
Installation Of The Liner
As per the budget availability, the liner’s length is cut, and epoxy is poured into permeating the cleaned line. The saturated liner is then either pulled-in-place or repaired through the inversion technique. This is followed by inflation of the hydration bladder and initiation of the curing process. The final process involves a second inspection by the use of the camera.
Types of Trenchless Pipe-Lining Techniques:
This type of Pipe-Lining technique, also referred to as Vertical Stack Pipelining, is used in high rise buildings where it is important to keep the businesses open with the repair. The process of repair is carried out in parts.
This technique uses the cured-in-place pipe to increase the flow of the lateral pipes’ flow within the buildings. They extend from the main building to the streets.
Finally, this is the most encouraging technique that promotes smooth water flow and ensures to stop pipe leakage completely. The biggest advantage of trenchless pipe lining technology is the prevention of water contamination. Contaminated water causes big epidemics as water flowing in cracked pipes or inflow of sewage water in water pipes results in a simultaneous inflow of lots of pathogens.