If you have a sewer line which is leaking or structurally unstable, you may be steeling yourself for a big portion of your yard to be dug up to replace it. This doesn’t, however, have to be the case. With the development of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) techniques in the 1970s, it’s possible to rehabilitate pipes from the inside out. That means your underground pipes can now be fixed without requiring any excavation. There are several different CIPP processes, and we’ll discuss the benefits of the ambient cure method below.
4 Benefits of Ambient Cure
In CIPP installation, a fabric tube soaked with a special resin is inserted along the length of the damaged pipe. Once this liner is in place, it is cured using heat, ultraviolet (UV) light, or ambient means. The result is a new pipe inside the old one. There are certain limitations to CIPP, so consult with your local pipe repair experts to see if ambient cure in Tacoma, WA, is the best option for you.
For homeowners, the cost reduction can be significant given there’s no need for extensive excavation. As a result, this means lower labor costs too. You’ll also be spared the expense of re-sodding grass in your yard or other restorative landscaping expenses.
The simpler process of ambient CIPP means not as much equipment is needed, and the setup costs are less expensive. In addition, because ambient CIPP is designed for shorter lengths of smaller diameter pipes, more costly, heavy-duty resin does not have to be used.
Ambient CIPP can usually be done in a day or less. This is due to the lack of excavation needed as well as the way the epoxy in the liner is cured within the pipe.
The CIPP process for larger diameter pipes can take six-to-eight hours as hot water will be injected into the pipe to complete the curing process. With ambient curing, however, a two-to-three resin mixture is used which begins to air cure upon application and only needs two-to-four hours to set.
CIPP methods can repair any kind of pipe damage ranging from tree root intrusion to deterioration from age to cracks and leaks. In addition, it can work with any kind of pipe: clay, metal, or plastic. It’s also not just for straight-line repairs as it can be used effectively with pipes utilizing multiple bends and angles.
CIPP is much more than putting a patch on a leak because a new pipe is created inside the old one. After CIPP rehabilitation, this new pipe-within-a-pipe is designed to last for decades.
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You don’t want to hand off your CIPP project to just anyone. Here at Insta-Pipe, trenchless pipe repair is our specialty. We have the well-earned experience which allowed us to replace the Primus Line, 16 inches in diameter and 307-feet long, under the I-5 Freeway near Dupont, WA, and we can handle your residential and commercial needs too.
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