Why Choose Epoxy Pipe Lining?
Epoxy Pipe Lining is a sustainable way to repair damaged pipes without replacing them entirely. It’s a much less invasive option than traditional sewer repair methods that require plumbers to tear down walls and flooring, which means your home or business will stay intact.
Blocked, corroded, or broken pipes are cleaned with non-invasive tools, and an internal bladder is inflated with epoxy resin. This creates a seamless “Pipe-within-a-Pipe.”
The upfront cost of lining pipes is substantially less than traditional pipe replacement. In addition, lining does not require the demolition of walls and floors, which can be expensive and disrupt daily life. In fact, the non-invasive nature of this method makes it ideal for use in buildings that have historical value. This method is also more scalable than traditional repiping techniques, meaning it can be used in homes and businesses of any size.
The epoxy lining process is also more environmentally friendly than traditional repipe methods. Traditional repipes involve digging up old clay, asbestos and cast iron pipes that can lead to pollution of soil, plants and water. This is in stark contrast to epoxy liners, which are completely seamless and adhere irreversibly to the inside of your existing pipe. Furthermore, there are no by-products from the manufacturing of epoxy liners that could potentially harm the environment.
Prior to the installation of an epoxy liner, your pipes will undergo a camera evaluation. This is done to determine the extent of damage and to identify the precise areas that will need to be lined. After that, the pipe will be prepped. This includes the cleaning of the pipeline, removing any blockages and clearing the way for the new lining to be installed.
Once the pipes have been prepared, the epoxy lining is applied using hydraulic pressure and an inflatable bladder. The lining will then be left to cure. This entire process is quicker than traditional repipes and requires less manpower. It is also significantly cheaper, and it reduces the environmental impact of repiping by not leaving behind a mess of debris to dispose of.
Less Damage to the Environment
When it comes to repairing your pipes, epoxy linings are far less damaging to the environment than conventional repiping methods. The process requires no excavation, and thus, you don’t have to worry about disrupting the surrounding landscape or destroying your existing architecture. This non-invasive approach also avoids the need to dump old clay, asbestos, and cast iron pipes into landfills. Furthermore, lining your pipes prevents the leaks and breaks that contribute to water pollution in many areas and cost property owners billions of dollars every year in repair costs.
The lining process begins by cleaning the existing pipe or pipes using mechanical tools and high-pressure water jets. After the pipes are clean, a felt or fiberglass liner saturated with a two-part epoxy resin is inserted into the pipe. An inner bladder is then inflated, which causes the material to adhere to the pipe’s inside surface and conform to its shape. The lining is then allowed to cure, typically through the use of heat or UV light. When cured, the epoxy creates a new, seamless pipe within your existing damaged pipe.
In addition to being eco-friendly, the epoxy coating used in lining pipes is also resistant to a wide range of chemicals. This helps to reduce the likelihood of chemical leaks into groundwater and other areas, which could otherwise have serious environmental consequences.
Additionally, the lining process improves flow characteristics by minimizing friction and turbulence, which can result in reduced clogs and improved water quality. It can even prevent calcification deposits from adhering to the pipe walls and causing blockages in the future. The result is a smooth, hard-wearing pipe that offers superior performance and is durable enough to last up to 50 years.
Reduced Risk of Corrosion
Pipe corrosion is a common problem that can cause your pipes to break down and stop working correctly. This is a dangerous and expensive issue, but it can be prevented with an epoxy liner. This solution works to prevent the corrosion of metal pipes by creating a barrier that is impermeable to water. The epoxy liner is also non-toxic and is safe for your home or commercial building.
The epoxy pipe lining process is called cured-in-place (CIPP) piping because it is done in the existing pipes. This allows for a quick and affordable repair without the hassle of digging up and replacing your entire piping system. This method is especially useful for residential and commercial properties that rely on a plumbing network for daily operations.
During the CIPP process, the old pipe is cleaned with tools and processes that ensure the pipes are clean and free of debris. It is then fully saturated with epoxy, and a flexible liner is pushed or pulled into place through existing access points. An internal bladder is then inflated, pressing the epoxy against the pipe and creating a “pipe-within-a-pipe.” This method is appropriate for leaking pipelines located in horizontal or at significant depths, but it is also suitable for vertical pipes that need to be lined for water recirculation systems and hot water repiping.
One of the biggest advantages of this repiping solution is that it does not require any digging or trenches, so your landscaping and home will remain intact. It can also be performed on pipe networks that run underground or through concrete slabs.
The slick epoxy resin increases flow inside your pipes, reducing the risk of blockages and decreasing clogging. It also reduces the amount of time spent maintaining your pipes because there is less chance of corrosion caused by the corrosive substances that are found in sewage and waste.
Pipes that are lined with epoxy can last 50 years or more. This is a far longer lifespan than traditional pipelines, which usually need to be replaced after about 25 years.
Epoxy linings also offer a more cost-effective solution than conventional repiping methods. This is because they don’t require extensive excavation, and they can be completed in less time. As a result, they can save businesses and property owners money in the long run.
This method of piping is also known as cured-in-place piping (CIPP). It offers all the structural strength of a brand-new pipe without having to disturb the ground around it. During this process, technicians saturate a woven felt material with epoxy resin before inserting it into existing pipes. They then inflate an inner bladder, which shapes the lining to fit the pipe or pipes it’s being installed in. Once the lining is cured, it’s removed and the team performs a final inspection.
The linings are designed to prevent future corrosion and other issues. Consequently, they can eliminate plumbing problems that could cost businesses money. For example, corroded sewer pipes can cause structural damage, increase water bills, and pose health hazards to people who live in the area. Replacing these pipes costs up to 75% more than lining them.
The CIPP pipe lining process can be done quickly and easily, saving businesses and property owners valuable time. This method of piping is ideal for commercial properties and residential homes. It is also more affordable than traditional repiping options, making it an attractive option for many clients. Additionally, it reduces labor costs and environmental impact. It is a great choice for businesses that need to restore their pipelines without disrupting their operations or losing valuable productivity.
No Need for Replacement
Pipe replacement is costly and inconvenient for homeowners and business owners. Thankfully, epoxy coatings are a great alternative to traditional repiping methods. This method is less invasive and can be completed within hours up to days. It is also a more affordable option and can be used in buildings of historical value.
The best part is that your pipes will last up to half a century with the help of this new lining. The epoxy seals off the inside of your pipes and prevents further damage from occurring. It can even withstand corrosive elements and toxic chemicals. However, if you choose to use this solution for your pipes, it is important that you have a professional plumber inspect and clean the old pipes before applying the linings. If not, you might experience delamination, which can cause your pipeline to corrode faster than usual.
Conventional repiping is a much more extensive repair process than epoxy lining and can take weeks to complete. This is because repiping requires extensive excavation to remove the old pipes and install new ones. It is not uncommon for unforeseen issues to arise during the process as well.
Epoxy pipe linings are an affordable, reliable, and durable solution to damaged, leaking, or clogged pipes. They are also a great way to prevent further deterioration and ensure your water system is working at peak efficiency. If you are noticing signs that your pipes are in need of repair, contact us to learn more about our services and how they can benefit you. We offer pipe inspections and cleaning, as well as relining for existing plumbing systems in commercial and residential properties. We can handle both above and below ground plumbing, as well as sanitary sewer systems, fire sprinkler lines, chiller lines, and HVAC systems.