5 Problems Pipe Lining Can Solve
Pipe lining can be just the solution you need when it comes to sewer line problems. There are a few problems that a pipe lining service can repair, all without damage to your yard.
1. Tree Root Incursion
A major problem with a sewer line is that small tree roots are drawn to the moist and nutrient-rich environment inside the pipe, which means these roots quickly fill the pipe and cause clogs. Pipe lining seals the small cracks and joints the roots grow through so that they can no longer make their way inside. This is because a plastic or sealed in place liner doesn't have joint cracks like traditional pipes.
2. Minor Leaks
Minor leaks can occur for a variety of reasons, from small cracks to punctures in a sewer pipe. Traditionally, the pipe would require digging up and replacing if a leak were to occur. With modern pipe lining methods, a plastic or cured in place epoxy sleeve can be inserted into the pipe and expanded so that it lines the inside of the existing pipe. This then seals up any small leaks so that they are no longer a concern.
3. Major Gaps
Most sewer lines consist of pipe sections secured together. Over time these sections can shift slightly, resulting in gaps in the line. Dirt and soil can fall through the gaps and increase the occurrence of problem clogs. Lining the pipe seals over the gaps and creates a smooth pipe interior, which in turns prevents leaks both into and out of the pipe. The smoother surface is also less likely to collect debris from the effluent that rushes through the sewer line.
Some older pipes are made of iron or other metals that can develop corrosion and rust over time. Corrosion can flake and collect in a pipe and lead to an increase in clogs. It's also the culprit behind pinprick holes that can leak into the surrounding soil. Sealed in place pipe lining prevents further corrosion and it prevents any leaks from continuing.
5. Partial Collapses
A cured in place liner isn't an option if a section of a pipe completely collapses, but it can fix a partial collapse. The liner is fed into the constricted pipe and then expanded under high pressure. This expansion of the liner burst the old pipe so that the collapsed section is forced to reopen. Leaks aren't a concern at this point because the liner is in place to provide an unbroken passageway for effluent.
Contact apipe lining sewer repair service if you have further questions about the process in Manoa, HI.