If you own a home or company, you know that it is important for your sewer, water, etc. pipes to be working correctly. When something malfunctions with one of these pipelines, it can be a lengthy and expensive problem to fix, which can lead to a lot of added stress and financial problems. Not to mention, many of these pipes are located underneath important structures, which may be destroyed during the reparation process. Luckily, there are process like CIPP that can help give you quality pipe line repairs for a price that you can afford.
CIPP or cured-in-place pipe lining is one of the many trenchless rehabilitation methods that is used to repair existing pipelines. This method can be used on water, sewer, gas, and chemical pipelines and is one of the most highly used methods. At this time, the technology is available to repair pipes that are.1 to 2.8 meters in diameter. This process became available on the market beginning in the 1970s.
The cured-in-place pipe method was first developed by Eric Wood in England. Upon developing the technique, he named in insitu form which is Latin for form in place. In early 1977, he received a patent for the technology. It was not until February of 1994 that the method was commercialized by Insituform Technologies and became popularly used in public domain.
When the technology first entered the public domain, it was much less sophisticated than it is today. Originally, it would only work on larger diameter pipes and was used mainly in the municipal sector. At first, it required large equipment. Also, most jobs would require some digging of pits in order for CIPP to work effectively.
Modern companies have revolutionized this process to make it much more effective. Today, they can use the cured-in-place process on pipes with a much smaller diameter. Also, the process requires no excavation to the area. Overall, it can make for a very effective but also much simpler process.
The process works when the company repairing the pipes use a special epoxy resin to essentially create a pipe within a pipe. This method repairs the current pipes to a level that is equivalent to having them completely replaced. This can be used to complete repairs for a variety of reasons, whether it be root intrusion or just aged pipes.
In addition to the benefits listed above, you will find that the benefits of CIPP are endless. If you have a pipeline that is either leaking of structurally unsound, repairs can be lengthy and expensive. However, with cured-in-place technology, this is not the case. It makes completing any repairs as simple as possible.
CIPP allows for completely trenchless repairs. This means no digging or ruining your floors, structures, sidewalks, landscaping, streets, etc. Often, if you require repairs to pipelines at your home or business, it can require extensive trenches to allow for repairs. This process means that once your repairs are completed, you will have a complex restoration process to return your home or business to normal.
In addition to saving you time, the cured-in-place process is also much less expensive. The repairs mixed with less damage to the area leads to much lower costs. It can also save you time and money because you can choose to line only the damaged areas and not the entire piping system. Of course, you will be able to complete repairs instead of replacing the pipe system, which saves money.
CIPP can be used for a variety of pipe types, including those with multiple angles and bends. Overall, this process helps increase the flow efficiency of your pipeline significantly. It also eliminates root intrusion and stops leaks. Completing cured-in-place work will help guarantee that your pipes do not fail and are restored to like new quality.