If you are in need of or considering a drain or sewer replacement in Tempe, it’s important to know the methods that are available to you. Pipe-bursting, cured in place pipe (CIPP), and sewer epoxy lining, are alternative options to the traditional drain & sewer replacements.
Pipe bursting is a method of drain replacement that involves excavating two holes at both ends of the drain line. When both ends of the drain are exposed, a small cable is then inserted through the pipe. At one end of the cable a “bursting head” is attached. A hydraulic ram is used to pull the small cable and bursting head. Behind the bursting head is a new piece of plastic pipe being pulled in the path of the old pipe. This allows for a trenchless sewer replacement to be performed, without all the trenching through your property.
Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP)
Cured in place pipe (CIPP) is a method of sewer rehabilitation. Instead of replacing the pipe, a new pipe can be formed inside the old one. A felt tube, saturated in epoxy, is inserted into the existing pipe. A bladder is then inserted into the felt tube. The bladder is inflated, pushing the walls of the felt tube to the old pipe. This can help seal cracks, holes, gaps, and missing pieces of the pipe. Cured in place pipe is especially useful when digging or trenching would ruin flooring, landscaping, or the interior of the home beyond repairs. Cured in place pipe can not only be performed in the Tempe area, but is also known as one of the best methods for alternative sewer replacement.
Sewer Epoxy Lining
Similar to cured in place pipe, sewer lining consists of repairing sections of drain pipe utilizing epoxy. Sewer epoxy lining is utilized when roots have invaded the drain or sewer lines. A root cutting machine is ran through the pipes to remove the roots. An epoxy sleeve is inserted into the pipe sealing the section at the point of damage. Once hardened, the epoxy liner is just as good as new pipe.
If you are in need of a sewer or drain replacement in Tempe, consider the alternative options. Not only can these methods save you money, you can avoid downtime and the invasive destructive mess that traditional methods can leave behind.
After replacing over 6,000 feet of sewer lines in the Tempe area, we are passionate about educating and assisting consumers with their plumbing needs. If you need help in determining which methods would be most suitable to your circumstances, let us know, we are always here to help.