By PLUMCORE | Posted in Blog
How and Why PLUMCORE Started Trenchless Pipe Lining
About 15 years ago we got into lining small diameter piping (6-inch diameter and down) because we would run into dilapidated pipe and it would either not be feasible or possible to shut down a business to make the traditional repairs needed to restore flow in a timely manner. If you think about it, a business or residence is not somewhere anyone wants to spend their time without working restrooms or sewer backups, so there had to be a better way to deal with this problem without creating additional issues that take people away from their business or family life. We started looking for reliable and unorthodox technologies, which we found in two different companies. One technology would do main line (8-inch diameter and larger) and another that would take care of smaller diameter piping. (6-inch diameter and down)
We invested into both companies and utilize both technologies for the industries we serve. Lining is basically putting a pipe inside of a pipe. It sounds like a magic trick, but it’s not. There is actually two methods: pull in place and inversion techniques. Both have their place. We can either line the whole pipe or just a portion (start and stop). Both products are two-part epoxy mixed together and then put into a flexible felt tube. The tube is then wet-out by pressure rollers and saturated completely. We then squeegee out the remaining epoxy, and depending on the method, we proceed to install the liner inside the pipe by inversion or by an inflatable bladder. We then either let it ambient cure, or we cook off the epoxy with steam (3-hour cure). The finished product is a stronger, acid resistant, faster flowing pipe that will last up to 50 years or longer. There is a peace of mind to be had in knowing that roots, separated joints, main connections, even no-pipe areas in a pipeline can be fixed without being invasive. These are just a few persistent problems that occur every year with certain aging facilities or residential homes. SO DON’T DIG; THERE IS A BETTER WAY!
Located in Gardendale, AL we serve all surrounding Alabama areas. Call us today or fill out our contact form below for more details on trenchless pipe lining!