CIPP Cured in Place Pipe Lining
Frequently Asked Questions
Common indicators of failing drain lines are cracks in the visible pipes, leaks, water stains, mold, slow drains and backup.
We have the technology to line the following mechanical pipe systems: vertical drains, sanitary stacks, horizontal sewer lines, mains, roof drain systems, processed piping, conduit lines, fuel lines and chemical lines with diameters from 1-1/2″ to 36″ sizes.
Pipe replacement in aging facilities, the traditional alternative to pipe lining, comes with a host of concerns and issues that must be dealt with, some of which can render such work highly prohibitive.
- Destruction of existing walls, ceilings, floors and underground structures
- Patching and repair of the damaged structure
- Inconvenience and disruption to building/facility occupants or residents
- Safety concerns where asbestos insulation or other contaminants are present
- The need to temporarily vacate occupants and dwelling tenants
- High monetary cost
Pull in place pipe lining is an effective process that restores corroded or eroded drain, waste and vent piping systems without the costly expense and destruction required to replace pipes.
In the early 1970’s, Eric Wood developed the first cured-in-place pipe technology (CIPP) in England. He then named the CIPP process insitu form, meaning “form in place” in Latin. Wood received patent no. 4009063 for this technology on February 22, 1977 and was commercialized by Insituform Technologies on February 22, 1994 when CIPP entered the public domain.
During this time the CIPP market’s main focus was on large diameter pipes from 4” to 118” and geared towards the municipal sector. This process was called “inversion” and required large equipment and in most cases, would require digging pits for it to effectively work.
During the 1990’s in Toronto, Canada a new technology would emerge in the CIPP market. Cameron Manners, the founder of NuFlow and inventor of the technology, saw a void in the CIPP market and developed a pull-in-place method that focus on the small diameter market of 2” to 12” pipes.
NuFlow has received multiple patents for its pull-in-place structural lining process and methods and since its inception has licensed the technology to nearly 400 companies internationally with installation on 6 continents.
NuFlow’s pull-in-place method has revolutionized the CIPP market by bringing the structural liner inside the building. NuFlow has been the leader in inside infrastructure rehabilitation. The pull-in-place method requires the use of existing access points along with the flexibility in the product and how to apply it. The process allows for full control by pulling or pushing the liner into place, a perfect match for large projects within the building’s infrastructure.
- Significant savings over repipe or pipe replacement
- Increases life of piping
- Very little disruption, if any
- Preservation of building structure and surrounding landscape or hardscape
- Little to no destruction to the property
Our Certified CIPP Lining Technicians Benefit You:
Examples of Applicable Pipe Systems
Nu Flow's trenchless nu-drain epoxy lining (CIPP) allows us to restore and Re-Nu aged, corroded piping systems to a “better than new” condition without removing them