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Avoid Expensive Sewer and Drain Repairs Now

robotic cutters for mainline reinstatements

Does your insurance cover sewer repair? There are a few we have worked with tin the Aberdeen, MD area that were more than helpful when we asked about their coverage.

Our Experience

We have worked with plenty of commercial property associations and maintenance departments. Having a good working knowledge of how your sewer systems work can help you avoid expensive sewer and drain repairs now.

CIPP seals broken cast iron, pvc, orangeburg, clay pipe and moreKeeping Your Sewer System in Good Condition

It is extremely important to be pro-active when it comes to taking care of your facilities. The last thing you want is a surprise in the sewer system to pop up and create a nasty mess. Regular pipe inspections are always a good idea to at least have an idea of what lies beneath your building.

CCTV pipe inspections can assure you that your sanitary systems are draining properly and smoothly. The last time we visited Aberdeen, MD our pipe inspections revealed many drain pipe problems that were 10 to 20 feet underground. Some of the repairs were simple fixes only requiring the use of our waterjetting services.

Trenchless Pipe Repair or CIPP

Trenchless pipe repair is often referred to as CIPP or “cured-in-place pipe” repair. Other methods have been known as sliplining, pull-in-place, pipe bursting and a multitude of other trenchless technologies.

Depending on the size and infrastructure of your property, trenchless technologies may be your best bet.

cipp liner for broken sewer pipe lining companiesAsk a friend if they know any plumbing contractors that are able to perform these types of procedures. Often times, especially in the metro area of Washington DC and Maryland, this technology can be a great way to save money. There is little to no digging required and the contractors will not have to break up slabs to replace the pipelines.

Deep Pipes in Northern Virginia

We have found that many pipes in this area require contractors to break up slabs of concrete sidewalks, roadways and large flooring areas. This destruction costs a lot of money to coordinate with the city. Most areas of Northern Virginia are concrete jungles and require tons of excavation to simply replace one or two sewer lines.

With our trenchless technology we are able to use our Perma-Liner and Maxliner inversion heads to completely replace pipes without digging. This pipe relining process is simple and just as effective as traditional pipe repair methods.

Often times the flow of your sewer system will increase and have fewer backups since the liners contain zero joints and can smooth bends and offset pipes. These liners can even connect entire sections of missing pipe.

Reinstatements with Robotic Cutters

Does your system have T’s or Y’s in them connecting them to other lateral pipe lines?

No worries here. With our robotic cutters and professionally trained technicians we can navigate your pipes from the inside and cut out any pre-existing connections.

robotic cutters for mainline reinstatementsOur pipelines often last much longer than their design life, which is guaranteed by the manufacturer for up to 50 years. Feel free to call us on our toll-free number is you have any questions about our services and we will be more than happy to walk you through this new technology!

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National Park Services Fix Fountain Pipe With Mountain Hype

National Park Service Government contractor for CIPP pipe lining job

The National Park Services manages many national monuments in the United States. This particular monument in Washington DC was plagued with broken pipe lines.

National Park Service Government contractor for CIPP pipe lining job

National Park Service – Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fountain in Washington DC

As one of our largest federal and government contracted clients, the National Park Service came to us for our reputation in the DC area as the ‘go to guys’ for pipe sewer and drain repair services in Northern Virginia. We have helped their Facility Maintenance & Operations staff many times to lower their External Administrative Costs.

Learn more about the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Island in Washington DC here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt_Island

Park Support

National Park Service Sewer and Drain Pipe Lining companyOur technicians were able to help maintain the fountain pipe lines and repair them completely with our trenchless CIPP technologies.

Our services offer a great deal of park support to keep visitors happy and out of harms way during the pipe repair process.

We are able to do this because our sewer repair contractors can:

  • Minimize unsafe facilites
  • Replace pipelines with zero dig technology
  • Preserve infrastructure
  • Reduce downtime
  • Save money
  • Work within state grants and budget guidelines
  • Preserve natural and historic cultural resources
  • Offer alternatives to compare plumbing costs of traditional pipe repair contractors

Geography and Natural History

Located in the Potomac River and entirely inside of the District of Columbia, this monument features a beautiful fountain with a statue in the background. Paul Manship sculpted four large stone monoliths with some of Roosevelt’s most famous quotations and two large fountains on the island.

This island is constantly threatened by tidal flooding due to storm surges and large amounts of rainfall affecting many of the islands piping and plumbing infrastructure.

Access

The Island is only accessible via a footbridge and northboud lanes of George Washington Memorial Parkway. This makes large scale pipe repair jobs difficult to manage.

Our mobile pipe repair unit is the perfect fit to repair the Islands pipeline infrastructure. Our system includes many high grade CCTV pipe inspection systems that provide high-quality resolution specs and videos to our contracting partners.

Also, our pipe cleaning and clearing unit is fitted with some of the country’s most advanced jetting nozzle systems available. Depending on the situation our technicians can clean and clear any type of piping problem with ease.

The robotic reinstatement cutter is able to break through any collapsed pipe or concrete protrusions within the line.

CIPP Pipe Lining

The CIPP pipe lining process repairs pipe from the inside out without having to dig up the pipes and replace them.

  1. A felt liner is saturated with a two part epoxy and then inverted into the broken or damaged sewer pipe or pipe line.
  2. Once inside the line, a bladder filled with hot air or water is inserted and inflated to force the liner against the walls of the existing pipe.
  3. Once the liner is in place the epoxies begin to cook and cure in place in a matter of hours.

This forms a brand new, jointless and seamless pipe within a pipe. The rate of flow is greatly increased and any infiltration or exfiltration is completely eliminated.

Video: Pipe Repair with Cured In Place Pipe CIPP Lining – Trenchless No Dig Solution

Check out this video on YouTube. This is a short version of how our pipe lining company installs a CIPP liner.

Actual Footage: Installing CIPP Liner in Charlottesville

This is actual footage from a pipe lining job we did for the facilities maintenance department of the University of Virginia. Check it out this is a great video!

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What is a cured in place pipe liner?

jetter nozzle head

A cured in place pipe liner consists of two parts.

  1. A felt tube liner that is soft to the touch
  2. A mixture of epoxies

CIPP pipe repair materialsThe CIPP liner material

This fiber reinforced fabric is manufactured to fit into a host pipe. This non-woven polyester cipp liner material has a hard layer on what is initially the outside of the liner itself. On the inside of the liner is a soft fabric that is able to soak up and hold the resin.

The cipp liner thickness is the same as it is when it hardens. The outer shell of the liner is coated from the manufacturer with a polymer film to protect the liner from dust and damage during transportation.

Epoxy Mixture

The epoxy mixture consists of two parts. A thermo-setting epoxy mixture that mixes two parts of A, which is the base. This can be considered the actual body of the resin. And one part of B which is the hardener and the accelerator of the mix.  The levels of hardener of and accelerator vary depending on the ambient temperature. The accelerator is used to speed up the hardening of the epoxies in colder temperatures.

CIPP liner installation

perma liner epoxyCIPP liners can be installed in any type of host pipe. They are mostly used to rehabilitate sanitary sewers. Circular and non-circular pipes can be lined with this cured in place pipe repair. If a line is oval or egg-shaped, ovoid or even box culverts, the line will mold and form to replace the existing pipeline.

Cured In Place Pipe Liners Can Repair

Cured in place pipe is also used on storm drains. Many times storm drains will have leaking joints or are cracked. Tree roots often invade storm drains and can cause major loss of money or revenue to large businesses and installations. Infiltration and exfiltration can cost a business money. Re-lining an existing storm drain will completely stop and infiltration and exfiltration from occurring.

Water and gas lines can also be preserved with cured in place pipe liners. Trenchless technology has become an industry standard when it comes to replacing existing water and gas lines. Any type of pipe that has effluents or fluids that are harmful to PVC, cast-iron or any other pipe material can be tested and remanufactured to hold-up and contain any chemicals.

The thickness of the cured in place pipe liner can be designed to sustain loads of varying pressure. Depending on the surface traffic, external groundwater, soil types and weight a liner can be chosen that will hold up to external forces.

Prior To Lining

pipe jettingTo install a cured in place pipe liner, the pipe must be cleaned by jetting. This will remove any debris such as rust, sludge, roots and rocks. If a pipe becomes bellied or off pitch, this section of the pipe may have to be partially removed. A camera inspection will confirm that a pipe has been cleaned sufficiently to insert the liner.


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