Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is part of the number of methods under the phenomenal trenchless pipe repair technology. It’s the fastest growing pipe repair in the whole world today because it’s much faster and less destructive than the traditional pipe replacement methods in the past. In this article, we will take a look at the top perks of CIPP repair method.
1. Procedure is not a threat to surrounding infrastructure of the work site
Old pipe replacement was quite a hassle back in the day and even considered to be dangerous since digging the pipes may threaten the integrity of the foundation of nearby structures, especially if the damaged pipe is in the city. Fortunately, such hazardous work is a thing of the past since CIPP doesn’t require any excavation. This is due to the fact that CIPP uses an entry point to insert a pipe liner into the sewer system instead of digging the work site. Not only does this safeguard the infrastructure, it will also save you a lot of money since you won’t have do other repairs beside the pipe rehabilitation.
2. Can be applied to affected pipes only
Replacing the entire pipe system just to repair a few damaged pipes is not a good idea as it’s unwise and of course, very expensive. CIPP doesn’t necessarily require the entire sewer pipes to be fortified with the use of the liner, it can also be applied in small fractions or to the affected areas only. With this, you can save more money and get the repair done faster.
3. Inserted epoxy resin can repel tree roots
The oldest enemy of sewer pipes is none other than tree roots. If these vegetative roots are left to feed into the sewer line, it will continue grow until it’s big enough to block the entire pipe system, unless it’s killed and the tree source of the roots is removed. The pipe that is replaced must be able to resist tree root invasions but the problem is that most pipe compositions will eventually give in to the roots due to aging. On the other hand, increasing the durability of your sewer pipeline through the introduction of the epoxy liner will definitely help in repelling those pesky tree roots.
4. CIPP process is really fast
This is still somewhat related to the absence of excavation in CIPP. Digging with conventional pipe repair methods is time-consuming and costly. Aside from that, your neighbourhood is also negatively affected due to the damaged landscape. The long process may also force you to move out your house since you won’t be able to use the plumbing system due to the damaged pipeline. CIPP is a fast and effective solution since there is no digging and the insertion of the liner is done quickly.
5. Improve the pipe’s structure
CIPP is a great way to strengthen an already damaged pipe. It even stops the leaks as the epoxy resin covers the cracks in the sewer pipeline. This is because the liner sticks well to the host pipe and reinforces its structure. Epoxy resin is actually a tough pipe material if cured properly.