The Sewer Pipe Lining Process

What is sewer pipe lining and how does it differ from traditional sewer repair? As experts in sewer pipe lining for Roseville and the surrounding areas, we’d like to tell you more about the sewer pipe lining process and how it could benefit your home and property. 

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What is sewer pipe lining? Pipe lining is a way to restore a pipe from corrosion, leaks or cracks. It’s a four step process and essentially puts a new pipe within a pipe. Lining is cost efficient and less disruptive in comparison to replacing the entire pipe. Pipe lining also increases the life span of a piping system, preserves the building structure, landscape, and causes little to no destruction to the property.

When is it needed? Two common types of pipe failures are pipe corrosion and tree roots growing into the pipe. Four elements come together and lead to the deterioration of pipes: oxygen, metal, water, and minerals which are chemicals. This chemical reaction causes a build up called scaling which eats away at the pipe.

Sewer pipe lining on the contrary can survive the environmental or soil conditions that likely damaged your sewer pipe to begin with. Once in place, the resulting, full-bodied pipes form entire pipe sections, without faulty joints or weak connections that can last for several decades.

How does it work? The first step in the lining process is to clean the pipe so that the liner will adhere to the old host pipe. Pipes are cleaned with mechanical cutters that can remove scale buildup and roots.

Once the pipe is cleaned the technicians saturate a felt liner with a two part epoxy. They then score the outside of the liner so that it will adhere to the inside of the pipe. No water will be able to get in-between the liner and the inside of the pipe. The liner is then pulled through the pipe and the rubber bladder inside the felt is expanded to allow epoxy liner to cure, adhering it the pipe. 

Once the sewer pipe liner hardens to the pipe, the rubber bladder is deflated and removed, leaving behind a better than new pipe within the existing system. Lining works because it separates the original pipe that is susceptible to failure from the material flowing through it. The new Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) or epoxy lining provides the same strength as a new pipe but without the hassle!

Give us a call and we can help determine if this is the right solution for you! To learn more about sewer pipe lining for your Roseville area property, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.