CIPP, also known as cured-in-place pipe lining, is a method of pipe rehabilitation that doesn't require extensive digging and is a great solution for damaged pipes. CIPP is used for repairing pipes that have been damaged by water, sewage, and other liquids, as well as pipes that have been damaged by roots, animal intrusion, or other similar issues. It's a great solution for pipes that are in need of repair because it allows you to avoid the cost and hassle of digging up pipes that are otherwise still functional.
Setting Up the Pipe
The first step in the CIPP process is to prepare the pipe for lining. This involves cleaning the inside of the pipe to remove debris and other materials that might cause the CIPP to fail. You may also need to provide some reinforcement to the pipe to help it support the pressure that will be applied during the lining process. This is often accomplished by installing pipe collars or adding steel cables to provide additional support. Once the pipe is ready, the plumber will conduct a video inspection of the pipe using a camera to determine the exact nature and extent of the defect.
Design and Materials of Liner Pipes
The material used for the CIPP is a non-woven fabric or fiber-reinforced material that has been infused with pipe-lining material. The material is cut to the appropriate size and shape to fit within the pipe, and it's then inserted into the pipe. The plumber then applies pressure to the pipe to force the CIPP into the walls of the pipe.
Testing and Curing of the CIPP Liners
The CIPP is cured using pressure and moisture to help it fill any voids or cracks in the pipe. This process allows the CIPP to bind with the pipe, which prevents liquids from leaking. The CIPP is then tested to ensure that there are no leaks. Any cracks that are found during the testing process are filled in using a similar pipe-lining material, which is then also cured using pressure and moisture.
A plumber can repair your pipes using CIPP so that you don't have to dig up your yard and pay to have the pipes replaced. Your plumber will be able to repair your pipes so that they continue to function as they were intended and you can avoid the cost and hassle of replacing the pipes entirely.
Contact your plumber to learn more about cured-in-place pipe lining installation services.