Trenchless Pipe Services, Pipe Bursting, & CIPP Services in Tumwater, WA
Trenchless technology has revolutionized the way that homeowners deal with their water and sewer lines. Prior to the use of trenchless techniques, you would have to exhume your water or sewer line every time it needed repair or replacement. That cost a lot of money and time, not to mention causing a lot of damage to your property that would later need to be repaired.
With trenchless solutions, you can repair or even replace your water and sewer lines without having to fully dig them up. Insta-Pipe offers a full range of trenchless pipe services throughout Tumwater, WA. Contact us today for an appointment.
We Offer Full Trenchless Technology Options
Trenchless technology covers a pretty wide range of different techniques and methods. One of the more recent methods to come into prominence is CIPP (Cured in Place Pipe). This involves using an applicator to apply a resin fiberglass mixture to the inside of the pipe to seal it. Slip lining is also common, which involves installing a smaller carrier pipe inside the larger one to provide better protection. We provide comprehensive trenchless technology solutions. Read on to find out more.
Trust Us With Your Trenchless Pipe Repair
Trenchless pipe repair is not a single method, but a whole slew of them. Which method is used will depend very much on individual circumstance, and the objective of the repairs. CIPP forms a new pipe inside the shell of an old one. Slip lining uses a durable cover to insulate the pipe from leaks and tree roots. No matter what your specific trenchless repair needs are, there is an excellent chance that we have a solution that will work for you.
CIPP (Cured in Place Pipe) Services are Available
CIPP begins with two parts: resin and applicator. The resin is a mixture of a variety of materials, mostly fiberglass. This mixture is inserted into an applicator tube, which sort of looks like a sock that’s been partially turned inside out. The applicator tube is pushed through the pipe, applying the resin evenly to the pipe walls. After a few hours, the resin dries and the applicator can be removed. This leaves a durable, corrosion resistant, and root resistant shell covering the walls of the pipe.
Call Us for CIPP Lining & CIPP Point Repairs
CIPP can be used for both pipe lining and pipe repair. If you want the entire pipe sheathed in CIPP, the applicator can move through the whole thing. If you just need one especially leaky or damaged part dealt with, the applicator can be cut down and applied to just that one spot. CIPP is remarkably versatile, even for a trenchless repair method.
If You Need Pipe Bursting, We can Help
Pipe bursting involves using an expander head to break up an old pipe. Clay pipes and the like are simply shattered by the expander head, though in the case of tougher metal pipes a blade can be uses on the head to split them. As the head moves through the pipe, it drags the new pipe along behind it. So, at the end of the procedure the brand new pipe is installed inside the remains of the old one.
Let Us Handle Your Slip Lining, Pipes & Culverts Needs
If you need to make one of your old pipes a bit sturdier, but you don’t want to use CIPP, you can use slip lining. This involves inserting a flexible hose into the pipe that needs supplementing. Once the lining is properly inserted, it is inflated to be flush with the walls of the pipe. The lining lasts for a number of decades, and effectively protects the pipe from problems like leaks and tree roots. We offer comprehensive slip lining services for pipes and culverts in Tumwater, WA. Call us today for an appointment.
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