A cured in pipe placement is one of several trenchless methods available that is used to repair an already existing pipeline. When the phrase “trenchless pipe repair” is used it does not mean the existing sewer line never needs to be excavated but there is not usually a lot of digging that is required more often than not, or at least it’s a very minimal amount. Often times the professional will use a high-pressure water jet that is capable of getting up to a pressure of 4,000 psi and will actually blow the roots and obstructions down the line in order to clear it. Even though trenchless pipe replacement has been an option for homeowners for over 15 years, not many people know about it.
- Advantages of cured in pipe placement
- 1. Cured in pipe placement can effectively reduce leaking and into the pipe line system without the need for unnecessary digging.
- 2. CIPP does not cause any damage to surrounding floors, structures, sidewalks, interior walls, landscaping, or streets.
- 3. It also makes it much easier to repair pipes that have angles, corners or bends in them.
- 4. It highly increases the efficiency flow.
- 5. Cured in pipe placement opens up the option to repair only the damaged part of the pipe such as a clogged sewer line instead of having to replace the entire piping system.
- 1. Usually the liners must be made especially for the specific size of the pipe for each particular project.
- 2. It can cost 30 to 50% more than the standard digging process sometimes. However, CIPP can still tend to be more cost effective because you do not have to spend the extra thousands to as a restorative process later on.
- 3. If not monitored, CIPP it can release the chemical agents that are used in the reaction process for contamination downstream of the restored pipes.
- 4. After a pipeline has been rehabilitated using this method, the line cannot be cleaned out by snaking or cabling methods. It can only be cleaned by high pressure water blasting.
As you can see, the advantages out way the disadvantages and even the disadvantages that there are are workable and not deal breakers. Also, of homeowners that took the survey 73% of stated that they would be willing to pay more for sewer pipe rehabilitation if it would preserve the outdoor features of their area. Keeping the integrity of the land is very important to homeowners and this is taken into consideration when using the CIPP method. How would you feel about this method being used around your home? Would you prefer the traditional digging and construction that normally takes place or the quick (quick in comparison: between one and 30 hours) process that CIPP uses?