Cracked pipes can be troublesome to drainage systems in business and home infrastructure. Most cracks result from pipe corrosions and root penetration. Piping systems lie deep in the ground. Traditionally, repairing such cracks would require excavation of debris to access the pipes. It is hard work that requires intense labor to dig out the pipes and replace them with newer ones. The process is time-consuming and will, as such, translate to more costs. With an innovative plumbing technology like the MaxLiner CIPP vacuum system, the good news is that it is now possible to repair damaged pipes without digging out the pipes.
What Is CIPP Lining?
Cured in place pipe (CIPP) is a pipe within a pipe trenchless piping innovation that allows you to repair cracked pipes without digging them out. It is an ideal solution to fix cracked pipes as it does not need tasking and costly repair costs. CIPP lining is suitable for a wide range of repairs, including but not limited to sewer piping systems connected to home or office toilets, chemical, gas, and water waste pipes.
How Does CIPP Lining Work?
The first step is to insert the CIPP liner into the cracked pipe using a special liner insertion machine through an access point to the pipe. In the course of inserting the liner, the machine releases pressure that unfolds the liner to push the resin unto the edge of the pipe wall surface. Air pressure inflates a bladder inserted into the liner to shape the resin liner into the pipe’s shape covering the damaged parts of the cracked pipe. The process allows the resin to harden before the removal of the bladder from the pipe. The repair team uses a closed-circuit television technology (CCTV) to check the pipe to ensure the fix is correct.
Important Considerations Before CIPP Lining Repair
A successful CIPP lining repair process requires adequate preparation. Examine the following factors before every cracked pipe repair process:
Pipe Accessibility: You need an access point from which you will implement the repair to avoid damaging the surfaces in trying to find a manhole to launch the project.
Locate Other Pipe Connections: Identify other pipe connections to the pipe you intend to repair to allow you to prepare adequately.
The Length Of Pipe: As you prepare the liner and resin for the repair, it is important to find out the length of the pipe that you need to fix so that you can plan adequate materials to complete the project.
Determine The Diameter Of The Host Pipe: The size of piping systems might differ from one infrastructure to another. Determining the host pipe’s diameter will guide you to choose the right lining products for the repair process.
Find Out The Type Of Pipe In Use: The type of material that makes the host pipe will help you identify the right tools for the repair project. The pipes can be PVC, iron, metal, concrete, or any other piping material.
Benefits Of CIPP Lining
- Minimal Preparation: Preparing for CIPP lining for cracked pipes takes a shorter time. You only need professional inspection and cleaning the pipe before you implement the solution. Even if the process of curing the resin to harden on the wall surface of the cracked pipe might take several hours, once it is done, the pipe is ready to resume its duty of ferrying waste matter.
- Cutting Costs: CIPP lining can save you the high costs you could spend with the traditional means of digging out and replacing damaged pipes. The technique saves you the costs you could spend to repair damage to the landscape, home, or business environment surface. Digging out pipes requires labor and much time, and this could translate to high costs on your end. CIPP is the real deal.
- Longevity: CIPP linings are made up of quality materials that can maintain service life for decades. Maintain your piping system can increase the lifetime service of the CIPP linings. CIPP can last for around half a century, making it a reasonable investment.
- Faster Repairs: You have the time factor. The discomfort from cracked pipes in your home or your business environment can hinder other activities’ smooth progress. The minimal preparation process of CIPP lining makes the repair process faster because it is a bit simple.
CIPP lining is the best repair solution for cracked pipes. It is a trenchless innovation that allows you to repair damaged pipes without the expensive, labor-intensive, and costly process of digging out the pipes for replacement. Working with CIPP solutions need minimal preparation involving spotting the pipe crack, cleaning it, and implementing the solution via a manhole. The cost of CIPP is much lower now, the repair process faster, and longer service life of about a half a century.