The cured-in-place-pipe rehabilitation repair, also known as pipe relining, is a straightforward method; a resin liner which is usually made with epoxy is pushed through the main sewer line and hardened with the use of hot water or steam. After the resin liner has significantly bonded with the sewer line, it then becomes the new and primary pipeline of the sewer system. Among the various methods in pipe repair that are available, why is cured-in-place-pipe considered to be the top pipe rehabilitation out there? That question will be answer by this blog as it discusses the various points on why pipe relining is among the best pipe repair methods used today.
- Environmental destruction rarely happens with pipe relining
Open cut excavations were widely used in the past and even today as a form of pipe repair. The scale of the excavation will depend on how damaged the pipes are. As expected, the bigger the damage, the larger the excavation becomes. The digging process of open cut pipe replacement is very inconvenient and destructive. Not only will it cause disturbance, but the digging can also create a potential health hazard to the public when replacing sewer pipes due to the exposure of sewage wastes. The inconvenience and expenses don’t stop there; after the excavation is done, you will have to spend more money to repair and clean the distorted landscape.
Does pipe relining have any of these major issues? Luckily, this method has little to no dredging whatsoever since the pipe liner that becomes the new pipeline is inserted through an entry hole. There may be cases in which a bit of excavation is required but it’s only a small-scale digging compared to the open cut excavation in pipe replacement. Of course, the less digging and damage, the less you have to spend money for the restoration of the surroundings.
- The resin liner is just as good as a new pipe and can be even better
Some people are a bit sceptical with the resin liner used in pipe relining, since it’s basically a chemical composition that is bonded with the pipe lining. The truth is that the resin liner is just as durable and reliable like most pipe materials out there. In fact, the resin liner is made of a more superior pipe material than other common pipes that are used in sewer lining are made of. For example: metallic pipes are very much prone to corrosion no matter how durable it can be. Resin liners have absolutely no metallic structure, making it invulnerable to rusting while still maintaining great durability. Most resin liners also last for a lifetime which reduces the need for repairs in the future.
- Can prevent root intrusions
There’s no doubt that root intrusions are the most destructive and hassle problems that a sewer line can suffer from. Some pipe materials are actually prone to root intrusions like clay pipes due to their porous content. The resin liner used in pipe relining has no pores that can attract roots, and is also sturdy, making it difficult for roots to pierce the outer lining.