What is CIPP Lateral Lining?
With more than four decades of practical usage, cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation presents an affordable, trenchless solution for sewer or storm-water lateral lines troubled by infiltration, structural damage, joint separations and flow issues. A resin-saturated felt tube made of fiberglass cloth undergoes impregnation, is inverted or pulled into a damaged pipe before hot water or steam is used to activate (cure) the resin. The result is a tight-fitting, seamless and corrosion-resistant replacement pipe — completed with no above-ground digging or disruption.
For many sewer lining jobs, methods that utilize trenchless technology are becoming the most widely used strategy for replacing old sewer pipes because there is no need to dig up the land surrounding the pipe. This ultimately saves time and money, while also presenting a longer-term solution compared to traditional methods. CIPP methods are available for both lateral lines and main sewer lines.
Advantages of CIPP Lateral Lining over Traditional Methods
CIPP lining offers myriad cost-saving advantages, including:
- Less expensive and faster than traditional dig-and-replace
- Minimal restoration work to curbs, sidewalks, yards, landscaping or streets
- Increase in pipe flow efficiency
- Eliminate future root growth
- Repair pipelines with complex bends and angles
- Seamless liner means no sectional issues at joints
CIPP lining can also be used to repair sewer lines of any material – PVC, clay, steel, cast iron, Orangeburg, corrugated metal, and concrete pipes. The smoothness and durability of the final result improves the overall flow and resists waste buildup and clogs from forming.
CIPP Lateral Lining is an Eco-Friendly Solution
The normal lay of pipelines is usually found underneath your property’s landscape. Before CIPP lining and other trenchless methods came about, contractors had to use heavy machinery to uncover the underground pipes for repairs or replacements to be done. CIPP lining is such a versatile solution that it can be used to repair pipes underneath yards, trees, basements and driveways without affecting the landscape above ground. In short, trenchless CIPP is the best way to repair your pipes without disrupting the surface.
CIPP Lining Provides Quality and Longevity
The joint-free attribute of the new pipe makes it difficult for invading tree roots and nearby bushes to penetrate through your system. Moreover, the material is less prone to corrosion, cracking and being disjointed. Though it only needs a few hours to complete, lateral pipes utilizing CIPP lining can last for a good 50 years or even more.