The Perks of Applying Cured-in-Place-Pipe
There are various methods in the family of trenchless pipe rehabilitation available, and among its popular and most used application is cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP). As you may already know, trenchless pipe rehabilitation enhances the structure of the sewer pipeline instead of taking out the old pipe. Cured-in-place pipe does have the basic idea of this procedure but uses a unique method in improving the pipeline. In a nutshell, CIPP installs a resin liner that can be either epoxy, fibreglass, or other suitable resin materials into the pipe system through the use of air or water inversion. After the resin liner is placed, it is then left to harden and allowed to attach itself to the old pipeline. Read more of the article to learn this method’s perks and other information.
Destruction to property is none or negligible
Amongst the leading reasons why CIPP together with other trenchless rehabilitation techniques are much preferred than conventional pipe repairs is because damage to property can be non-existent or has too little damage that it can be just ignored. You see, traditional pipe repairs, especially conventional pipe replacement, doesn’t only disturb the surrounding area of the dig site but can also threaten the safety of the foundation of both buildings, houses, and other infrastructure. Excavation is not just a very long process, but destructive as well. CIPP takes advantage of new age no-digging pipe enhancement technology that defunct the need for any digging. The only time CIPP requires digging is when there is no suitable entry point for the liner to be inserted. This is only a tiny excavation and won’t disrupt an entire neighbourhood.
Resin-based liners are durable and last longer
Replacing an old pipe with a new one might be a good idea, but the process of excavation and the longevity of the pipes must also be considered. As mentioned earlier, CIPP makes use of resin-based liners that are applied with either epoxy, fibreglass, or other adequate materials. These resin liners are actually far more durable than other pipes such as PVC. It even lasts longer than other pipe materials that are only good for 40 years. Contractors that use CIPP even guarantee 50 years’ worth of warranty to their customers. Some companies claim that their epoxy liners last more than 50 years.
It’s much faster to apply
Excavating will take a substantial amount of time, which also adds to the cost of the pipe replacement process. Depending on how many pipes need to be replaced, it may take several weeks until replacing all the pipes is over. As what was discussed earlier, CIPP seldom requires excavation which makes the process faster. Some pipe relining projects can only last for a few hours while others may take a few days, which has a lower turnaround time compared to mediocre pipe repair methods.
CIPP is just one of other trenchless rehabilitation methods out there. In some cases, pipe rehabilitation may not be the solution of your sewer pipe problem, since the sewer pipes can’t be renewed and must be replaced immediately. For such situations, trenchless pipe replacement is what you need.