Cracked and broken pipes are a serious issue that you need to address quickly in order to protect your pipes. When you have a cracked or broken pipe underground, you may think that the only solution is to dig up the pipe and repair it. This is an option, but it is a costly one that can create problems in your yard. Pipe lining from Axberg provides a different solution for residences and companies throughout Rockford. Pipe lining can address this problem with less disruption of your yard and life.
What Is Sewer Pipe Lining?
Sewer lining takes an old, broken pipe and places a smooth PVC liner tube inside. The slight gap between the old pipe and the liner tube is filled with an epoxy to create a watertight seal. This eliminates all cracks and holes, and because it eliminates problems that the water may hit along the way, it also helps improve flow rate. Though it does make the pipe slightly smaller, pipe relining is a cost-effective option for dealing with cracked pipes.
Pros and Cons of Sewer Pipe Lining
Sewer pipe lining has several benefits over other methods of dealing with cracked sewer pipes. Some of these benefits include:
- No need to dig a hole and disrupt your landscaping
- Fast solution to cracks and joints
- Smooth, continuous liner with no seams or joints
- Can travel under buildings, pools, patios, and other areas where pipe repair is extremely challenging
- Completely stops root penetration into the pipe
Of course, like any solution, pipe lining is not perfect. There are a few drawbacks to consider, including:
- This is not a permanent solution. Most systems are warrantied for between 5 and 10 years.
- The process needs to be completed properly or the epoxy will fail.
- Water cannot run through the pipes for four to 12 hours while the epoxy cures.
Do you have more questions about this process? Reach out to Axberg for expert advice and guidance.
The Sewer Pipe Relining Process
When you call Axberg for sewer pipe lining, we will come to your home and perform a video inspection of the pipes. This allows us to spot problems and plan for cleaning and lining the pipes. We can also take measurements through the cameras.
Next, our plumbers will insert the pipe liner through the drain clean-outs or any small open areas in the system. Then we will apply the epoxy to fill in the space between the liner and the pipe. The epoxy will cure for the designated amount of time, and you can then start using your water again.
This is a fairly fast and simple solution, and it won’t leave unsightly holes in the yard. We recommend anyone with pipes that are 30 years old or older or who have known problems with their pipes consider pipe lining.
Trust the Experienced Team at Axberg for Pipe Lining Services
At Axberg, we offer pipe relining services in Rockford and many of the communities surrounding the city. With pipe relining, you can give new life to your pipes and prevent problems from cracks and root intrusion. This is a simple and straightforward procedure that can extend the life of your pipes.
If you are in need of pipe lining, call the experienced team at Axberg at (815) 873-6003.