What is Trenchless Pipe Lining?

Issues with a sewage system or pipe system can cause a massive disturbance for any type of building. In the past, fixing these issues involved digging a trench and creating a large construction site that would require landscape and ground features to be moved.

Nowadays, a better choice is to opt for a trenchless pipe lining. The cost of trenchless pipe linings has decreased in recent years and this method has now become one of the most affordable and efficient options for repairing a wide range of different types of pipes.

Trenchless pipe linings vs other methods

Installing a trenchless pipe lining is a nondestructive process that requires using one or two small access holes in a yard without needing a trench. For those who wish to keep their landscape looking the same while fixing their sewage issue or other plumbing problem, a trenchless pipe lining is normally the best way to go.

By not cause havoc on a landscape, the trenchless process does actually save money, and it can you a substantial percentage of the cost of other methods that require more digging. Not only is this process cheaper and faster, it is also a good way to prevent further pipe damage, as trenchless pipe liners are very strong, resilient to wear and tear, and long lasting.

How does trenchless pipe lining installation work?

As the first step, many professionals use waterproof cameras to inspect the inside of a pipe in order to determine what the extent of the damage is. These cameras can capture everything from buildup, to cracks and corrosion, and other types of damage within the pipes. This first step is very important so that professionals know exactly how to approach the situation and which repair method is best to use.

The second step is to clean the pipes. This process can be done in a few different ways depending on the situation. They may need to de-root the pipes, descale the pipes, or use a hydro jet to thoroughly clean the pipes out in order to prepare them for the pipe liner. In some cases the pipes may not need to be cleaned very much.

The final step is to install the pipe liner. The pipe liner will need to fit the pipes exactly, so the liner will have to be measured out and coated with an epoxy resin. The liner is inserted into the pipe and it is inflated, and then it is cured.

Once it is cured, a seamless pipe within a pipe remains, and this can effectively function as a new line without having to completely replace the pipes. This epoxy pipe within a pipe is durable, long lasting, and is designed to function for many years with proper pipe maintenance.

Once this process is finished, a camera will be sent back through the pipes to make sure that the job was done correctly.