Original Post in Reeves Journal 2.0 EBook (page 12), March 2018
One of the exciting features of an eBook is the ability to mix traditional print content with whatever multimedia strikes our collective fancy. We know there are many contractors out there in the west who use one method of pipe lining or another.
We say, “one method or another” because, as you may or may not know, there are four ways of lining the inside of a leaky or cracked pipe. e rst is simply blasting the inside of the pipes with an abra- sive like aluminum oxide, then spraying the inside of the pipe in question with an epoxy coating which dries and seals the pipes from the inside.
The second method is called “pipe bursting.” This repair is for severely damaged pipes or larger sections of the sewer line. Installers place a bursting head on one end of the pipe and use hydraulics to drag the head through the pipe. As the head goes through the old pipe, it breaks it up while dragging a new seamless pipe through it to make the repair.
The third method is called “cured in place,” and it’s commonly used to line a section of pipe underground without having to dig an expensive and landscape-destroying trench to access the culprit.
Finally, there’s the pull-in-place method used by Nu Flow in San Diego. The individual pipe in question is isolated at both ends. And epoxy-saturated liner is pulled into the old pipe and then in ated with compressed air to provide a good, tight fit inside the pipe.
We hope the video presentation you’re about to see answers any questions you might have about the pull-in-place method of pipe lining and that it gets your management team thinking about adding pipe lining to your company’s list of services.