How often does a pipe break when it is convenient? Never. When a pipe experiences damage such as a burst, break, or erosion, it is important to repair the damage as quickly and efficiently as possible. As a leader in this industry with over 20 years of experience, Advantage Reline offers advanced trenchless products and services—one being Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP).
How Long Does the Cured-In-Place Pipe Process Take?
The traditional approach to pipe repair can take three to five days. CIPP can restore a damaged pipe within sixty minutes after it has been placed and begins the curing process. This specific method involves a trenchless entry in order to resolve the problem without causing additional damage to the already existing pipe as well as the outer environment.
The CIPP Process
CIPP restoration begins with a resin-filled liner being inserted into the damaged pipe. Resin is a liquid-like material that is made up of organic substances that can be manipulated to mold into durable products such as a new pipe. Once the liner has been placed, an inflatable bladder is placed inside the liner and expanded with air pressure (or sometimes steam) to attach the wet resin lining to the walls of the original pipe. Once the resin has cured (curation can be completed within 60 minutes) the bladder is then removed to reveal the finished product. The new pipe has now reinforced the durability of the old pipe and has extended the lifespan up to a minimum of 50 years.
This restoration method is a great option for those who have recognized the damage of the pipe is minimal to moderate—for example, a small 2-inch pipe or a large 56-inch municipal pipe. Not only is CIPP a structurally sound solution, but there is also no excavation needed and it can cure in less than 60 minutes. A Cured-In-Place Pipe essentially provides a brand new, durable pipe in a quick, efficient, and cost-effective way. For more information on Advantage Reline’s CIPP solution, contact us today!