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Nick has been working in the pipe repair industry since 2004. Focusing on CIPP trenchless pipe repair technologies has given him a competitive advantage when it comes to hiring a professional trenchless contractor.

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Pipe Inspection USCG Elizabeth City NC

Our pipe inspection crew recently completed a video pipe inspection project for the United States Coast Guard base in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The project included pipe inspections of 3,000 linear feet of 36″-48″ corrugated metal and reinforced concrete pipe. Eight storm structures were also inspected using MACP level-one procedures.
Pipe Inspection Services

Our video inspection crew utilized Envirosight’s Rover X crawling CCTV technology. The heavy duty chassis allowed the crawler to navigate the large diameter pipe with ease! The Rover effortlessly plowed through the aging corrugated metal as it captured every defect with precision.

The project was done in less than two days and without disturbing any USCG activities. Our pipe and storm structure inspection technologies are set up to swiftly reach hard to access areas. All reports and procedures are conducted using PACP practices and procedures.

Our crews are set up to safely and effectively deliver video pipe inspection services to the entire state of North Carolina. We can inspect pipelines from 2″ to 84″ in diameter.

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The Process and Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Lining

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Posted on: 12 Dec 2013
Author: BlogMutt.com

Out with the old and in with the new; trenchless pipe lining offers dig free options for sewer pipe repair. In the last few years, innovation in pipeline work has allowed contractors to inspect, repair, and clear pipelines without disturbing ground. This saves the homeowner or business owner a lot of cash since repairs can be preformed without ripping up concrete walkways, driveways, or foundations.

The Process Of Trenchless Pipe Relining

New technology has allowed the contractor to rehabilitate pipe made of cast iron, clay, PVC, HDPE, ABS, and concrete using cured-in-place piping methods. Once the pipe is thoroughly inspected using CCTV technology, it is cleaned and the surfaces are prepped for epoxy. The damaged pipe areas are then measured and the product needed is cut to length. The pipe liner is then coated with a heavy duty resin epoxy. The new pipe is then inserted into the damaged pipe using an air pressure inversion device. The pipe liner and epoxy are given a few hours to set and dry. Once the pipe is secure, it is again ready for service.

The key advantages to using this method of repair include but are not limited to:

  • No dig repair so less ground around your home or business is disturbed.
  • The new lining seals any abnormalities within the pipe that may have gone unnoticed such as small cracks or holes.
  • The trenchless repair system takes less time and in turn is more affordable than the traditional dig and replace method.
  • The process smooths out offsets at pipe connections for better flow.

To find out more about trenchless pipe repair and relining, please  contact  the experts at Dynamic Drain Technologies. We pride ourselves on serving our customers using only the most sophisticated equipment and knowledgeable personnel. We provide residential and commercial pipeline services in areas of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.

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Rockville MD | Replace Pipe

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Our technicians can replace pipe in Rockville, MD inside walls, under concrete slabs and other valuable landscaping or infrastructure with no excavation necessary.

Replace Pipe

chilled water system repair virginiaWhen it comes to replacing pipe, no dig trenchless technology offers many cost saving and time saving advantages. When compared to traditional dig and replace jobs CIPP pipelining can be a viable alternative.

Depending on the surrounding areas, depth, traffic and value of the surrounding landscape and infrastructure, there are advantages to both.

If the pipe lays in a shallow area mostly covered by dirt in an out of sight area, digging up and replacing the pipe will most likely be the best option.

We can provide references to many plumbing contractors in the area if this method is advantageous.

Using CIPP to Replace a Pipe

  • CIPP offers the ability to minimize down time.

If your pipe is located in a high traffic area this may be a major concern for either your business or residents.

CIPP can replace a pipe within a matter of hours.

  • CIPP can completely eliminate the need for excavation.

If you are concerned about destroying walls, dealing with asbestos, endangering pedestrians and residents or destroying your property excavation may be out of the question.

Many times pipes will run under railroads, protected landscapes and many other undiggable areas.

  • CIPP will increase flow.

CIPP Liners for sewer pipe and drain repairIncreased flow and less friction are just some of the advantages of an epoxy liner.

Since there are no joints and no areas of weakness, infiltration and exfiltration along with concerns of joints causing backups is completely eliminated.

Electrical wires have nothing to get hung up on and waste will continue to flow smoothly.

CIPP Can Save You Money

All in all CIPP can save you money since there is usually only a three to four man crew required.

There are many less safety hazards involved.

Equipment and materials are all contained inside of trailers and no heavy equipment is necessary.

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Advanced Technology Allows Trenchless Pipe Repair in Arlington, VA

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Posted on: 5 Dec 2013

Many homeowners and commercial companies agree, the worst part of sewer or mainline pipe repair is the mess. In most instances, the pipe repair company must dig trenches and excavate around the pipe just to find out where the problem exists. Pipeline diagnostics have come a long way due to advances in technology. CCTV systems using digital display are the way of the future in pipe repair, allowing companies like Dynamic Drain Technologies to find problems within a pipeline without excavating your entire pipe system.

For commercial construction companies, pipe bursts and pipe damage are a constant threat. Due to the cumbersome nature of commercial construction equipment, preforming work around water mains and sewer pipe can be a dangerous endeavor. It only takes one slight wrong move to cause major damage to pipeline, this can cause residents in the surrounding area to lose water pressure or complete water service within their home or business.

By employing the use of ROVVER, Dynamic Drain Technologies can find the source of the problem and repair the pipe with minimal disturbance to the surrounding area. This innovative technology also allows the experts at DDT to repair pipe or clear blockages within pipe without digging.

CIPP allows the technician to rehabilitate existing pipe lines with a joint-less, seamless, pipe within a pipe. After inspection of the line, the technician can pinpoint problem areas within the pipe. He or she will then use an established access point to begin installing the new CIPP pipe. This method can repair pipe from 4 to 100 feet in length. This method can be used for sewer line, gas line, and chemical-type line.

The experts at Dynamic Drain Technologies have proudly served the residents of Arlington, VA and the surrounding areas with trenchless pipe repair. Please contact us today for a free, no obligation estimate.

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Manassas VA | Replace Drain

CIPP Liner repairing wastewater system

Drain replacement when it comes to CIPP pipe repair refers to relining the interior of the pipes with a cured in-place epoxy liner. We can replace a drain in Manassas, VA with our services.

Drain Replacement Services

pipe inspections for sewer and drainsIn order to replace a drain, our technicians will want to fully analyze the pipe in question.

In order to get a visual and structural report of the pipe in question we will often request to view any CCTV pipe inspection reports that were generated for the damaged drain pipe.

CCTV Pipe Inspections

If no report is available, Dynamic Drain will offer to perform the CCTV pipe inspection. Our pipe inspection reports are state of the art and can be uploaded to Youtube.

Vertical drain lines will require the use of our Vivax Metrotech push cameras.

Other lateral lines can be inspected and analyzed with our Rovver X robotic camera.

Computer Generated Inspection Reporting

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This sewer relining project was inspected using a Rovver X Mainline Crawling Camera

3D renderings are able to be produced along with GPS overhead mapping of your entire infrastructure.

WinCam lasers and leveling gyroscopes will measure any defects in the pipe and produce a virtual image of the damaged pipe along with grade and depth measurements.

PACP certified reports will be generated as well.

Drain Cleaning

Many times a line will need to be cleaned and cleared prior to replacing a drain with an epoxy liner.

keg nozzlesWe also offer commercial grade hydro jetting and water jetting services and have a variety of chain cutters, robotic cutters and spinning nozzles.

With this arsenal of drain cleaning equipment we are able to remove anything from grease, sludge and rust to collapsed pipe sections and more with ease.

Installing a CIPP Liner

CIPP Liner repairing wastewater systemOnce the drain is inspected, cleaned and cleared a liner will be introduced into the existing pipe and cured in-place without having to dig-up or destroy any property.

This liner will completely rehabilitate your entire drainage system of any defects including offset joints, missing pipe sections, bottomless cast iron, cracks and pinholes, and root infiltration.

Advantages of a Trenchless No Dig Pipe Liner

The liner provides an increase in flow and reduction in friction.

The liner is a continuous pipe which means there are no joints or points of weakness for roots to enter or water to leak out of.

This liner material has a 50 year design life warranty guaranteed by the manufacturer.

Independent studies have shown that these pipes are capable of lasting for 100+ years under strenuous condition testing.

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CIPP Wastewater Lining | Asheville NC

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Are you searching for CIPP wastewater lining information in Asheville, NC? We have lots of resources and experience in your area.

Mid-Atlantic Lining Services

French drain repair diagramThe mid-Atlantic region encompassing North Carolina, Virginia, Northern Virginia and parts of Maryland all have similar wastewater lining repair needs. Sewer systems were all installed in the same fashion around the same time.

If you are looking for ways to increase the longevity of your wastewater systems, CIPP lining is the perfect option for long-term complete rehabilitation results.

Broken Sewer Pipes

point_repair_03 copyMany aging sewer systems contain broken sewer pipe sections. These sewer pipe sections can be located with CCTV pipe inspections.

There are also rising concerns of lost revenue due to infiltration and exfiltration or I and I. CIPP pipe lining will completely stop any I and I from occurring and creates a jointless pipe that is protected from points of infiltration in the future.

Sneaky Broken Pipes

CIPP seals broken cast iron, pvc, orangeburg, clay pipe and moreBottomless cast iron is a major concern for lots of businesses and older infrastructures. Many times sewer lines are flowing and not causing backups. The bottomless cast iron allows for water to escape before it causes a major backup so the end user never even realizes there is a problem until it is too late.

Regular CCTV pipe inspections are recommended for older infrastructures. Especially when buying an existing building it would be pretty dumb to not have sewer lines inspected. A lot of insurance does not cover existing sewer line damage so getting an inspection will allow you to be protected from future occurrences.

Sewer Tips for Buying Existing Buildings

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This sewer relining project was inspected using a Rovver X Mainline Crawling Camera

Every insurance claim and insurance company is different so asking them exactly what is covered and how far the coverage is extended is one of the main concerns.

Do not take someones word for it. Either take a look at a prior CCTV pipe inspection or have them order one for you. Visually inspect the videos and look at any reports that identify defects and blockages. Consider the age of the pipe material and the grades and joint durability.


Pipe Lining Clients of Dynamic Drain Technologies