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Cured in Place Pipe Lining FAQ

CIPP lining, or cured in place pipe lining, is a method of pipe restoration used in existing pipe repair. This process is done to preserve current pipes that have been damaged by leaks, cracks, intruding roots, and rust. It increases the lifespan of a pipe system, while also possibly preserving building structures and causing little to no damage to property.

Here are some frequently asked questions to help you decide whether CIPP lining is right for you :

Can a CIPP liner be installed on a vertical pipe or only horizontal pipe?

Our CIPP lining system can be installed vertical and horizontal pipes. CIPP liner can even be installed inside asbestos covered pipes or inside architectural stone pipes.

Can the liner be inserted from more than one access point?

Yes. The liner can be inserted through a cleanout or from a small excavation point. Since the end of the liner is open, there is no need to access the other end of the liner.

What is the CIPP liner installation process?

First - We inspect the pipelines using a CCTV sewer video camera. This allows us to not only measure the pipe but also see the extent of the damage. After the inspection is completed, we create an action plan to repair all pipe problems.

Second - Once we properly assess the damage and propose a solution, we thoroughly clean the lines using a high pressure water jetter and special tools to remove fat, oil, grease, dirt, mud, tree roots, debris, and other objects that are clogging up the system.

Third - After the pipe is cleaned that's when we start the process of lining the pipe. We pull a new CIPP liner in place and saturate it with an epoxy cure. The liner will then inflate causing the pipe to cure in place. The end result is the creation of a strong, smooth, and seamless 'pipe within a pipe'.

How does the liner cure in place?

Once the liner is fully inflated by water or air pressure, the liner is then cured for 4 - 6 hours using hot air or steam.

What types of pipeline systems can CIPP lining work on?

CIPP liner technology is versatile and can be used for various pipeline systems, including but not limited to :

  • Abs

  • PVS

  • HDPE

  • Clay

  • Orangeburg

  • Metal

  • Concrete pipes

Is cured in place pipe lining a trenchless pipe lining method?

Yes. Since, the process of cured in place pipe lining is done using the "zero-dig" method, meaning it doesn't require the process of excavation, it falls into the category of a trenchless pipe lining method.

Will the liner significantly reduce the pipe's original size?

There is a minimal reduction in diameter, but the smooth interior of the cured in place pipe typically improved the flow rate. Also, since the pipe is pre-cleaned before the lining process begins, it typically removes the gunk that has been restricting the flow.

How long does the pipe lining last?

Our cured in place pipe lining technicians are experts at creating pipes that are built to stand the test of time. The epoxy resin coating applied to the pipe system provides a damp-proof, corrosion resistant, wear-resistant, and non-corrosive lining. This lining ensures that the system is completely protected and strengthened to last for decades.

On average, a CIPP lining can last up to 100 years. With average use, the new pipe lining will be protected against any root intrusion, cracks, leaks, and other damages associated with underground utilities.

Is pipe relining worth it?

The short answer is yes, it's definitely worth it.

Initial costs will make it look like it's more expensive than getting your pipes traditionally repair. But when you factor in the extra costs after the traditional pipe repair is completed, excavation and landscaping -- depending on the area being repaired and how large the repair is -- you could wind up paying way more than you would if you used a trenchless method, such as CIPP lining.

Hopefully, these helped answer some of your questions about cured in place pipe lining and you feel more confident in this being your choice for your pipe repair needs. If you have any other questions or want to schedule your CIPP lining service, contact us here at Cloud 9 Services, Inc., 407-481-2750, and one of our CIPP lining technicians would be happy to help you.

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