At North American Pipelines Services, we specialize in commercial and residential sewer and sewer related services in New Jersey. Sewer repairs account for a substantial part of our business, but not all sewer repairs are done in the same way. In fact, some sewer repairs can be done without digging, and one of the primary alternatives is sewer pipe relining. Sewer pipe relining is less expensive than traditional excavation methods and can be used to fix all sorts of minor to moderate problems in your sewers.
Sewer Pipe Relining – A No Dig Repair Option
Sewer pipe relining offers the benefit of being a quick and relatively simple process that is done using trenchless technology. Relining essentially creates a pipe within a pipe using flexible resin and fiberglass. Any cracks or holes will be filled without impacting the diameter of the pipe which makes water able to flow smoothly.
Sewer pipe relining is best suited for pipes that are still in relatively good condition and have maintained their structural integrity.
Types of Sewer Pipe Relining
There are several types of sewer pipe relining. Each is used to fix certain types of pipe damage and varying degrees of damage and decay. Here are the commonly used pipe relining techniques:
- Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining – The lining is inserted and then inflated inside the original pipe. Once in place it is hardened with heat or UV radiation.
- Pull-in-place pipe lining -Two small, unintrusive holes are made for sewer line access, and we pull the pipe liner into place carefully.
- Inversion lining – This is for pipes with very minor damage. The lining is made from felt and resin and is put in place using a small unobtrusive hole.