There are now a lot of trenchless rehabilitation applications that you can choose from. These trenchless repairs are way better than the traditional ones since excavation is rarely needed and the pipeline is significantly enhanced. Cured-in-place pipe or CIPP is among the most popular trenchless pipe relining repairs out there. This article will tackle on how the CIPP installation process is done.
The initial inspection
Before the pipe is rehabilitated, it must first be inspected to check if there are any roots, pipe damage, clogs, and other things that may disrupt and hinder the whole pipe relining process. With the use of a CCTV, the plumbers will be able to see clearly the internal structure of the pipes and its status. Also, the inspection will also help in giving the people who will be doing the installation an idea on the measurement of the diameter and length of the pipes. Plumbers can also get a heads up on certain circumstances that may affect the job like sewage flow, power lines, easements, etc.
Cleansing and preparing the pipes
There isn’t much to worry about small debris since the CIPP can easily push through it. However, if the pipes are suffering from having multiple tree roots inside its system then what’s needed is a mechanical grinder that can help cut the roots. Most of the time, CIPP doesn’t need any excavation, but if the pipes are way too damaged or weakened then an excavation is necessary. However, you shouldn’t worry too much about the excavation since their effects to the surroundings are nominal if your compare it to conventional pipe repairs which cause unbearable damage. For other obstructions that are present in the sewer line, a high pressure water from a hydro jetter is used.
Arranging the resin pipe
Once the pipe system is finally cleared, the preparation for the new resin pipe or tube commences. Depending on the service provider of the pipe relining, the resin tube might be refrigerated in order to delay chemical reactions and to keep it in top condition for installation. Most of the pipe preparation is properly implemented before its installation.
Installing the resin pipe
The pipe line is inserted through either through air or water inversion. It is then expanded so that it will be able to stick onto the pipe linings that need repair. This new pipe tube is tough, resistant to corrosion, prevents root invasions, and even makes the water pressure of the sewer line better.
The final process is curing or basically waiting for the epoxy resin to properly harden and be part of the sewer line. The hardening process can be hastened with the use of warm water and even UV light. Also, another CCTV inspection is done through the whole pipe lining to ensure that the new pipe is installed properly and that there were no damaged areas that were missed.