Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), sometimes called trenchless pipe lining, is a relatively newer form of trenchless pipe repair. In other words, CIPP is a method of repairing broken or leaking existing pipelining without needing to excavate the pipe out of the ground.
Everything eventually wears down over time, including the hidden pipelines that modern society relies on. Ensuring the proper functioning of sewage, water, gas, and other pipelines is crucial. CIPP is considered one of the best and most convenient pipe restoration and rehabilitation methods.
At this point, you may be wondering what exactly makes CIPP such a preferred pipe repair solution. The entire CIPP lining process has several benefits that make it an appealing method. Read on for more detail.
The CIPP Lining Process
This explanation will be kept brief and straightforward. Cured-in-place lining is literally as it sounds. Pipes are restored by inserting an epoxy-impregnated lining that cures—dries, and hardens—while the line remains in place.
CIPP starts with an examination of the pipe damage. Professionals utilize various tools to assess and gather the information for the next steps. The pipe will then be flushed clean and measured to determine the dimensions of the lining.
Next, the lining is cut to size and then prepared for insertion. The lining is put through a ‘wet-out’ process that soaks the lining with an epoxy resin. New technologies, like the Max VacPump, can help ensure no air bubbles in the wet-out process and improve the overall job quality.
Once the lining is epoxy impregnated, it’s promptly fitted into the pipe with the help of compressed air and then left to dry and cure. Once cured, the installment team will do some final touches and be done.
That’s all for the process. Now, moving on to the benefits!
CIPP Is Cheaper Than Most Other Options
As a homeowner, there are several common plumbing problems you’ll encounter over the years. Broken, burst, and damaged pipes are the most common and potentially devastating problems.
Pipe repairs with CIPP generally end with less total expense than other options like pipe replacement. This is because of the straightforward process. In most cases, it can be performed with minimal need for landscaping or damage to the surrounding areas.
It Can Be Used To Repair Various Kinds Of Pipe Damage
Pipes may corrode or deteriorate over time, be damaged by underground roots, or even fracture and crack under pressure. It makes no difference what caused the damage because CIPP is versatile and can repair all kinds of pipes regardless of how they’re damaged.
This versatility is one of CIPP’s best benefits. The lining essentially fits the pipe’s inner walls, using what remains of the damaged line to maintain form. So, the type of pipe is irrelevant to the repair process.
Less Digging And Minimal Damage
CIPP lining professionals will ideally try to get the job done with as little digging as possible. The pipe remains in place throughout the process, and special tools are used to repair it in place.
Pipe replacements that excavate the line generally damage the entire surrounding landscape. Since CIPP doesn’t require pipe excavation, the surrounding landscape will endure minimal damage, saving on labor costs to repair the pipe and restore the surrounding areas.
Quicker And More Efficient Process
Excavating and replacing damaged pipes is a time-expensive process. On the other hand, a CIPP restoration job can be fully completed in just a few hours.
Once the pipe has been examined, the lining is applied. After the lining is cured, the pipe can be used.
CIPP Is More Environmentally Friendly
The other benefits of CIPP lining contribute to being an environmentally friendly pipe restoration solution.
Leaking sewage, water, and gas pipes of public pipes can lead to pollution or contamination. The efficiency of CIPP means that the spread of any contaminated substances can be minimized. Furthermore, minimal labor and damage mean less damage to the environment.
CIPP Will Last A Long Time
The pipe linings used for CIPP repairs are strong and capable of withstanding many of the physical risks that may damage other pipe materials. For example, they can’t separate at joints simply because there are no joints, they’re immune to rust and corrosion, unlike metal pipes, and they won’t wear or weaken as quickly as plastic materials.
CIPP lining is capable of lasting decades. Most will come with a 10-year warranty but can last anywhere between 30 to 50 years.
The Installation Method Is Safe
Trenchless pipe lining is the safest method for everyone involved. Older pipe repair and replacement methods would often require digging and landscaping. This type of work generally demands using heavy and possibly dangerous tools. This type of environment is potentially harmful.
As discussed before, CIPP requires minimal digging and landscaping, limiting exposure to potentially harmful tools and substances. This results in an overall safer working environment.
That’s just about everything you need to know about trenchless pipelining. As you can see, CIPP is beneficial and convenient technological advancement.
Hopefully, you now understand the benefits of getting a CIPP lining repair instead of entire pipe replacements. CIPP is quick, effective, and requires minimal digging to summarize the benefits. These qualities make CIPP a cost-effective, safer, and environmentally friendly pipe repair solution.