Pipe Repair Without the Hassle of Excavation
For many homeowners, it can be difficult to know when or how you need to have your pipes repaired. A lot of the time, they will simply do their job unnoticed, so it is understandable that they aren’t at the forefront of your mind. However, when they do develop a fault, if it is not rectified quickly then the consequences can be highly unpleasant, expensive and sometimes dangerous.
Because pipes are used for such long periods, when they develop a fault it can often mean that they cannot be repaired and must be replaced. In the past, this may have meant digging up your garden and hauling the old pipes out, leaving a chaotic scene at your property while the work is carried out. In recent years, however, there has been a development of what is called ‘trenchless technology’, which removes the need for heavy duty excavation altogether.
Excavation requires a lot of work and overhaul from both the customer and the professionals. In some cases, entire walls, ceilings and floors may need to be removed and then repaired once the work has finished, which obviously adds a significant amount to the overall cost. Furthermore, this process can cause severe disruption to tenants, staff and customers to the point where they may need to temporarily vacate the premises.
Instead of excavating the pipe, a new lining is applied to it called CIPP, which stands for Cured In Place Pipe. This is a resin-filled liner that is added using water pressure, via a manhole. Once the lining has been laid on the pipe, the resin is then cured using either UV rays, ambient temperatures or hot water, until it sets. Once it is set, the newly installed liner is now the new pipe, housed inside the previous pipe. This method has been used since the early 1970s, when Eric Wood developed the first iteration of the lining. It wasn’t until February 1994 that it became publicly known, and since then it has grown in popularity, with many companies developing their own versions of the process.
There are a number of benefits to be had when you opt for CIPP rather than pipe replacement. You will save a lot of money by using CIPP, thanks to the efficiency and relative simplicity of the process, the piping’s lifespan will be increased and there will be minimal disruption to your property.
If you think your pipes may be in need of repair, then consider CIPP as an option instead of outright replacement. If you are unsure about the condition of your pipes, contact a professional drainage expert to survey them for you and advise you on any appropriate action that might be needed.
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