Sewer pipes inevitably age from developing cracks or other structural flaws over time. When this happens, you may have situations where a yard needs to be dug up and a lot of landscape restoration work gets added to your budget and to-do list. Fortunately, CIPP sewer repairs can give you the results you expect with less fuss and disruption. Below, we explain why you may need CIPP repair for your sewer lines and how you can benefit from this highly efficient process.
Restores Root-Damaged Pipes
Tree root damage to your pipes is a common reason for needing CIPP sewer repair in Seattle, WA and surrounding areas. This type of damage builds up over the years from moisture-seeking tree and shrub roots that get into small cracks or fractures in sewer lines. As the roots spread and sprawl out, sewer lines can become blocked and damaged enough to obstruct flow. This often contributes to backups and other noticeable drain issues. In many situations, it’s possible to repair sewer lines affected by this type of damage with cost-effective CIPP techniques.
CIPP Comes With Appealing Benefits
Based on the trenchless concept first developed in the early 1970s, cured-in-place-pipe is a technique for repairing sewer lines without having to replace the damaged pipe. Instead, it’s restored internally with a durable epoxy resin coating applied with an inflatable liner. The resin material can be cured inside the pipe with heat, or the experienced team from Flow Technologies may use UV rays to speed up the process.
Once the coating hardens, it forms a solid, extremely durable interior surface. The result is a fully restored sewer line that’s ready to handle full flow again for many more years. You also save money with CIPP thanks to added benefits that include:
• No extra surface restoration costs
• Long-term results since newly coated pipes can last for 50 years or more
• A less disruptive process that’s done with less labor and no heavy machinery
• Improved drain function and flow
Addresses Many Other Issues
While not a new process, CIPP is a highly flexible approach to sewer repair that can be used on a wide range of sewer lines. This includes pipes of varying lengths and diameters. Cured-in-place pipe also addresses many other types of sewer line problems in addition to tree root issues, including damage related to:
• Pipe bellying or sagging
• Misaligned sections
• Weak or loose connecting points
• Shifts in the soil
• Built-up debris and pipe scale
Restores Aging Cast Iron Pipes
You can also benefit from CIPP sewer repair if you have aging cast iron sewer lines. These pipes are often affected by corrosion, which contributes to structural weakness that increases the risk of leaks and tree root damage. If cast iron sewer pipe damage is detected early, it may be possible to restore the affected pipes with CIPP. The newly applied coating will strengthen older cast iron sewer lines, which then eliminates the need for a full replacement.
Find Out If CIPP Is Right for Your Needs
At the very least, a sewer line needs to be stable for CIPP sewer repair to be an option so the liner can be inserted. For this reason, the first step to take if you believe you may benefit from CIPP is to get a professional opinion from a trusted local company like Flow Technologies. This is typically done with a fast, non-intrusive camera inspection to look inside the affected sewer line.
Contact us today to learn more about CIPP sewer repairs and schedule your appointment.