How CIPP Repairs Add 50 Years of Pipe Life

November 2, 2022

CIPP repairs are a widely used method of restoring damaged pipelines. This form of trenchless rehabilitation is non-invasive, cost-efficient, and convenient. As a result, professionals favor it over conventional pipe rehabilitation.

Cured-in-place pipe repair (CIPP) enables repair operators to perform repairs on piping below trees, driveways, and basements without disrupting the landscape aboveground. Rather than dig up trenches to excavate the pipe, cured-in-place pipe repairs (CIPP) restore lines with epoxy lining.

Another reason that CIPP is the preferred solution is because operators can restore a whole line without trenching.

Read on to learn how cured-in-place pipe repair (CIPP) works, and how it can extend pipe life by up to 50 years.

How CIPP Works

First, the technician inspects the area of the pipe that needs repair while also checking for undetected areas of concern. The technician will then clean the line, ensuring it is free of roots, debris, and other deposits that can disturb the installation process.

Next, the technician inserts a smaller tube into the break. Once in place, the technician adds liquid resin to the wall of the damaged pipe. When the wax hardens, it forms a pipe inside the previously damaged line. 

Professional CIPP lining is the preferred solution for restoring broken, cracked, leaky pipes. Its zero-digging cuts down on work time and cost significantly, allowing business owners and homeowners to save time and money.

What Makes CIPP Repairs Strong?

CIPP repairs are strong because of a material called resin. Resin is a thick, viscous liquid that experts use to fill the damaged pipe. After covering the entire liner, the resin is cured with steam, causing it to harden and take shape.

Now, the new joint-free pipe is less vulnerable to invading tree roots that may cause your line to leak by perforating it. And once the resin hardens, the material becomes less susceptible to corrosion and cracking.

How Does CIPP Extend Pipe Life? 

Over time, you can add several layers of epoxy lining to a pipe to strengthen it. If properly maintained, the new epoxy pipe can outlive the damaged one. 

One layer of epoxy can extend pipe life by over 50 years. Several layers, however, can increase a line’s lifespan to over a century. On its own, epoxy can last for fifteen years without being cured.

Choosing CIPP for projects can alleviate expenses like labor costs, traffic, and pavement replacement. CIPP repairs do not require any digging, making it a superior alternative to traditional line sewer repair. CIPP also eliminates a significant amount of the costs associated with other methods of pipe restoration, such as trenching.

Additionally, CIPP repairs the damaged pipe sections that need a fix, rather than digging out the entire pipe. By utilizing CIPP repair, you’ll save time and money on each repair.

If your home or business needs CIPP repairs, we would love to hear from you. Our expertise can go a long way to fix the damage and prevent structural damage. Contact us today!