DOES CIPP CURED IN PLACE PIPE LINING WORKS

CIPP provides a lot of conveniences compared to excavating, opening up floors,  moving trees, digging under your house, tearing up the yard for pipe repair, but does it work? Generally speaking, yes. CIPP has many advantages. As a trenchless pipe repair method, CIPP saves a lot of time and money. It prevents unnecessary land, building, yard, and street damage, and it’s generally a better choice than the alternative of traditional rehabilitation. In a few rare cases, though, CIPP may not be the best choice. Let’s take a look at some of those rare cases and a few CIPP alternatives.

 

SMALL PIPES

CIPP is an excellent choice for sewer lines and other pipes of comparable size. However, because CIPP is a “pipe within a pipe” method, it does reduce the diameter of the host pipe. Generally, this isn’t a problem. CIPP liners are thin and flexible enough that they won’t restrict water flow. Our liners are able to line from 1-1/2″ pipe size and up. Small pipes are no problem for Nu flows epoxy cured in place pipe liners.

BLOCKAGES AND OBSTRUCTIONS

Because the CIPP pipe has to be pulled or pushed through the host pipe, the CIPP technician must clear the host of any blockages before beginning the lining process. Until these obstructions are removed, the CIPP pipe cannot effectively line the host pipe.

BONDING / SEALING THE OLD PIPE

At Nu Flow we only use 100% solids epoxy resins in our liners. Our epoxies do not ever shrink So when we install them into a pipe they are installed in place forever. When it comes to sealing up plastic lines for pools systems we use special tools to prepare the pvc pipe pipe first to allow our epoxy to adhere and seal the pipe. We use this as well for cast iron pipes etc.  Our epoxy pipe liners our excellent at repairing leaky pipes.

SHARP BENDS AND CURVES

Our cured in place pipe liners, CIPP, work well with bends and curves. We can even install our push in place point repairs by removing your toilet and using that as the access point to your piping system for lots of cases. Our team of certified pipe inspectors will inspect the pipe first to assess the condition, how much cleaning of the pipe will be required and where exactly to install the liner.

PIPE ACCESSIBILITY

If your pipe is in front of you and you can see it, then simply replacing the pipe normally is the best option. If your pipe is only a couple of feet under grass, then it will be more cost effective to replace it traditionally.

HOW WILL YOU KNOW IF CIPP WILL WORK?

It never hurts to explore CIPP as an option for pipe rehabilitation. The CIPP process begins with a camera inspection. The pipe inspection technician inserts a camera into the pipe and reviews the footage with you. From this we will be able to provide the best solution for repair.  Upon which we will provide you a written quote accordingly

If you have any questions about CIPP and its trenchless pipe repair alternatives, contact us because we only use trenchless rehabilitation methods, we are the experts in the field and would be happy to answer your questions.

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