An exciting development in modern plumbing is trenchless sewer repair. This innovation allows professional technicians to repair and replace damaged or decaying sewer pipes without digging a trench or ditch. One leading way this is accomplished is by using cured-in-place pipe lining. Operating throughout north and central New Jersey, Arrow Sewer & Drain evaluates, estimates, installs, and repairs sewer lines for homeowners. Here, we explain what cured-in-place pipe lining is and how it works.
What Is Cured-In-Place Pipe Lining?
The materials used for cured-in-place pipe lining are a textile liner tube and liquid resin, such as epoxy or polymer. The pipe liner is soaked with resin before being placed inside the existing broken or damaged sewer line. After the process of threading this resinous, flexible liner into the sewer line, its placement is checked for completeness and accuracy. Arrow Sewer & Drain technicians then administer a curing agent to harden the resin, and this forms a new pipe that is durable and long-lasting.
How Does Cured-In-Place Technology Work?
Cured-in-place pipe liner technology will work with almost any type of existing sewage pipe. However, the pipe must be at least 80% intact without any collapsing. This allows the resin-soaked flexible pipe liner to be placed inside the existing line for its entire length. After the liner is cured in place using a hardening agent, it forms a new pipe that can operate at full capacity.
How Is Trenchless Sewer Repair Accomplished?
With this type of sewer line repair, it’s necessary to excavate two small sites near the existing sewer lines. When the cured-in-place pipe liner is ready for insertion, we pull the liner into and through the existing pipe, beginning at the first excavation area. We use state-of-the-art equipment, including cameras and robots, to accomplish the tasks. The robot pulls the liner from the second excavation site. The camera helps us verify the placement of the new pipe liner. When all is set, we harden the resin. After a few hours, the resin has solidified, and the pipe is ready for use.
Would My Property Benefit From Cured-In-Place Pipe Lining?
If your household sewer system is showing signs of disrepair or blockage, cured-in-place pipe lining technology may be an excellent choice. It can prevent limescale from forming inside the pipe. This technique is also resistant to tree root intrusion. We use it for trenchless pipe repair in cases where the whole system doesn’t need replacing. This technology offers a 50-year lifespan for repairs and replacement.
What Are the Signs of Sewer Line Problems?
A bad smell or slow draining may be the first signs noticed by most homeowners. Other indicators include:
- Gurgling sounds coming from the toilet
- Water pooling in the yard or basement
- Backups of wastewater and sewage
- Discoloration or debris in the water
- Mold and mildew
- Wet floors, walls, or slab
Evaluation by professional, experienced technicians can pinpoint problems and initiate repairs before they become more expensive.
For Sewer Line Problems, Make an Appointment With Arrow Sewer & Drain
Cured-in-place pipe lining technology is ideal in many instances to address sewer problems in the home. This feature of trenchless sewer repair allows property owners to get repairs made quickly, with minimal disruption to landscaping and yards. Arrow Sewer & Drain specializes in cured-in-place pipe lining and trenchless sewer repair throughout north and central New Jersey. If you suspect there’s a sewer line problem at your home or rental property, contact us today.