Underground Gas Line Repair—A Beginners Guide – Advantage Reline

underground gas line repair

As mentioned in an earlier blog post, gas leaks are hard to detect, and dreadfully dangerous if they’re not found. That’s why Advantage Reline focuses so much on ensuring that an underground gas line repair is performed with the utmost severity it deserves. We’re committed to making sure that homes, business, and communities are safe, and that they run smoothly, so when we commit to taking on gas line repair we ensure that it’s carried out quickly, but efficiently so that the results may last for decades to come. 

The natural question might be, how do we make sure that gas pipes can last for decades? The answer is simple: When we undertake a gas pipe repair, why try to leave it stronger than we found it through our trenchless repair options. We first assess the severity of the underground gas line repair, then prescribe one of two innovative solutions.

Cured-In-Place Pipe Relining

The first of these two solutions is Cured-In-Place Pipe Relining (which is sometimes shortened as “CIPP”) is a trenchless pipe relining solution that focuses on inserting a full-length liner into the breakage area and sealing it in place. A CIPP solution for underground gas line repair will involve using this epoxy-resin liner, inflating it, and curing it in place so that it can strengthen the existing pipe walls. This effectively inserts a new pipe where the original pipe was. Based on the severity of the existing pipe damage, we may use different processes to cure that liner in place, such as steam or UV light, however, they won’t interfere with the way the gas flows through the pipes.

Sprayed-In-Place Pipe Relining

The other solution we use for gas line repair is Sprayed-In-Place Pipe Relining (also shortened as “SIPP”). Like a CIPP repair, this is a form of trenchless pipe repair, so we can avoid digging large areas or tearing up home or office walls to gain access to gas lines. Similar to a CIPP repair, we focus on strengthening the interior of the pipelining, by applying a strengthening resin. We first begin by boring a small hole and threading a camera through to locate the area of repair. From that point, we can inspect the severity of the damage, and decide on the best way to make sure that the pipe may be strengthened. After that, we thread a special spray tool to line the strengthening resin through the interior of the pipe to reinforce it—sealing off any cracks along the way. Advantage Reline’s innovative process allows us to spray hundreds of feet of interior lining in a few seconds, and our proprietary resin can usually dry within a few hours. This means that this pipe relining solution will help you to get back to normalcy as soon as the lining dries.

Whichever method we prescribe, we guarantee a 50-year lifetime warranty. We believe that a home or business needs to feel secure, so we make sure that this lifetime warranty lasts and that you feel free of worry about your gas lines. Reach out today to learn more about our innovative processes that can keep your family, your coworkers, or even your city safe.

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