What is CIPP?
CIPP lining, also known as 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.
CIPP Lining Process :
Cured in place pipe lining (CIPP) is a trenchless pipe repair method in which a flexible liner can be installed (a felt or fiber sleeve) is impregnated with epoxy resins and is inserted into an existing pipe. The flexible liner can be installed by which or in several different inverted methods depending on the application. Once in place, the liner is inflated until it fits snugly into the host pipe. The epoxy resin in the liner is then activated by hot water or steam, after which, it is allowed to cure and fully harden before the pipe is put back into service.
This is a highly popular method of pipe repair because it can be inserted via already existing manholes with no excavation required. This method can also be applied to a wide rang of pipes including non-circular pipes, pipes with many bends, offsets, and misaligned joints.
Benefits of CIPP Lining :
As one of the most widely used rehabilitation methods, CIPP lining has applications in sewer, water, gas, and chemical pipelines. The coating placed inside the pipe system provides a damp-proof, corrosion resistant, wear-resistant, and non-corrosive lining. Several coats can be applied to the same pipe. This ensures that the system is fully protected and strengthened. The powerful coating enhances the longevity of the pipe. On average the lining is made to last up to 100 years,
The process is also a money and time saver because it is a zero-dig method that doesn't require destructive landscaping. This allows your business to stay open and saves you up to thousands of dollars on expensive landscaping services.
Is CIPP Lining Worth it?
The simple answer is yes, totally worth it. Fixing damaged pipes the traditional way can turn into a costly and time consuming project based on the length of the pipe, excavation and landscaping costs, how much time the project will take, etc. However, CIPP lining is so effective you don't have to replace your old pipes or destroy the area around them. The process usually takes a few hours and has the ability to last up to 100 years.
If you are in need of a CIPP lining service, Cloud 9 Services, Inc. is your pipe rehabilitation specialist that can take care of all your pipe repair and relining needs. We have extremely diversified pipeline rehabilitation techniques, and we are the leading provider of pipe lining technologies. Contact us today, 407-481-2750, to request more information or schedule a service and one of our CIPP lining contractors would be happy to assist you.