Slip Lining Pipe Repairs
Being told you need to replace or repair piping in your building isn’t good news. It can be expensive, a hassle and has the potential to be even more costly if the problem is ignored.
If you have water or sewer pipes that are leaking or in need of major repairs then Slip Lining pipe repair is an attractive option for pipes that are still in fairly good condition or made from cast iron (generally a solid piping material).
What Is Slip Lining Pipe Repair?
This is actually one of the simplest methods of trenchless pipe repair because we actually just pull a new small diameter pipe through your existing line. Sewer, water (hot or cold), grey water it doesn’t matter because slip lining is a very effective method of permanent repair.
Before we can repair the line using the slip lining method it must be inspected first. It’s OK if the host is damaged in some sections but it’s critically important that the inside of the host pipe be smooth and free of blockages or pipe edges that could affect the new pipe.
Usually the line is inspected using a closed circuit camera that our plumbing crew will feed down the line to take a really good look. Another option we have is to use a pipe laser to complete a profiling of the pipe.
How Long Will Slip Lining Pipe Repair Take?
This depends entirely on how large of diameter the pipe is that we are rehabilitating, how long it is and how straight or curved the project might be. While it’s a faster method of pipe repair it’s not something we can rush as we want to make sure the new pipe is securely (and safely) in place.
For commercial or municipal customers that may have several pipes that need to be slip-lined at a time they could take several days to complete. For average residential projects where we are repairing only one or two lines then it can be completed in as many days, often within 1 or 2.