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What Pipe Relining Is and How it Works



What is pipe relining?


Pipe relining is a way of repairing cracked or broken pipes from the inside, without digging. Essentially, it means creating a new pipe inside the existing damaged one, promoting a better flow and sealing off cracks. The section is relined and seals against the rest of your pipe system, stopping leaks and preventing further breaks.


At Cloud 9 Services, Inc. we reline your pipes using cured in place pipe lining, which creates an even stronger pipe than it was before. Utilizing this trenchless pipe relining method allows us to create a new "pipe within a pipe" and requires no excavation because it is a zero-dig technique. This is far above the traditional method of pipe repair, which requires heavy excavation and a lot more time to be done.



How is pipe relining done?


  • First - The pipes are checked and inspected using video pipe inspection, to determine the extent and location of the damage.

  • Second - The pipes are cleaned out using a combination of high-pressure water jetting, or jet vac cleaning, and vacuuming out the gunk using our vacuum trucks.

  • Third - A final video pipe inspection is done to make sure the pipes are cleared out and ready to reline, this check is also used to determine the length of the pipe.

  • Fourth - Once the length of the pipe is determined, the material needed to do cured in place pipe lining, or CIPP lining, is measured out to cover the inside length of the pipe. The material is lined with a thick coat of epoxy resin that will cure to the inside of the pipe.

  • Fifth - Once the liner is in place, the curing process can begin. This is done with a combination of heat and steam in order to expand the liner inside and cure it in place in order to create a seamless new "pipe within a pipe."

  • Finally - Once the curing process is complete, any excess material is cut away and cleaned up. Then the pipes will be checked over one final time to make sure they are working properly.



What are the benefits of pipe relining?


There are a number of benefits attached to going for pipe relining, rather than going for the whole "digging-a-trench and replacing the pipe" process. These include, but are not limited to the following :

  • Cost-effective

  • Versatile

  • Eco-friendly

  • Durable

  • Zero-digging

  • Minimal clean-up

  • Non-destructive

  • Lasts for decades



How long does pipe relining last?


The epoxy resin coating applied to the pipe system provides a damp-proof, corrosion resistant, wear resistant, and non-corrosive lining. The lining ensures that the system is completely protected and strengthened to last for decades. On average, a pipe relining can last up to 100 years. With average use, the lining will also be protected from root intrusion, cracks, leaks, and other damages associated with underground utilities.



Is pipe relining 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, pipe relining is so effective you don't have to replace your old pipes or completely 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 pipe relining service, Cloud 9 Services, Inc. is your pipe rehabilitation specialist that can take care of all your pipe relining needs. We have extremely diversified pipeline rehabilitation techniques and are the leading provider of pipe relining technologies. Contact us today, 407-481-2750, to request more information or schedule a service and one of our pipe relining contractors would be happy to assist you.



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