Over time, water pipes can degrade and corrode. This can result in leaks that lead to costly repairs. Epoxy linings provide a cost-effective solution to repairing leaky or damaged water pipes. This article will discuss what epoxy lining is, how it works, and why it’s an excellent option for many properties.
Epoxy Pipe Lining
Also known as cured-in-place piping, epoxy pipe lining creates a “pipe within a pipe” that’s strong enough to resist future calcification and tree root penetration. It’s a more sustainable and less invasive alternative to traditional repiping, which involves the removal of all existing pipelines and the installation of new ones.
The process begins with a camera evaluation of your pipelines to assess the extent of the damage and determine precisely where the new liner will need to be placed. After this, the pipes will be cleaned using non-invasive cleaning methods and prepared for the lining. The lining is then run through the damaged pipes, where it’s cured in place to build a structural bond with the existing pipe.
This process is very fast compared to traditional repiping and can often be completed in a day or less. Additionally, it’s a much safer and non-invasive method than excavation and traditional pipe replacement, making it ideal for homes and businesses that want to limit disruptions in their daily operations. It’s also highly scalable, which makes it an effective option for commercial buildings that need to repair multiple pipes at once.