Having to replace your sewer lines can be a stressful and tedious process, but using trenchless methods can make it a smoother and less expensive replacement. Feltner’s Sewer and Drain Services offers the Arlington Heights area these options. These replacement methods are adjusted to the condition of the specified pipe, giving our technicians the ability to replace nearly any kind of sewer line.
How We Determine If Pipe Bursting Is The Ideal Solution For Replacing Your Pipes
If the sewer line is weak or old, but still retains its structure, cured-in-place pipe lining (CIPP) can be used. This is a process that creates a new pipe within the old. It starts with an inspection that allows the technician to identify the location of the problem and where the replacement needs to be installed.
Then the pipe is cleaned with a hydro jetting technique to restore the water flow as much as possible, and also provide a clean, smooth surface. Following the cleaning, an inflatable tube is inserted. The tube is layered with an epoxy resin, which is pressed against the pipe walls as the tube is inflated. The epoxy will then cure and form the new wall of the pipe. The tube can be removed after twenty-four hours and the replacement process is complete.
What Is The Pipe Bursting Process In Arlington Heights, Illinois?
Conversely, if the old pipe is too severely damaged and falling apart, the CIPP method cannot be used. A new pipe will have to be manually inserted, and this is done with the pipe bursting method. This does require digging but not to the same extent as the traditional method.
Instead, two points are dug on either end of the pipe. One side allows for the bursting equipment to be inserted, and the other access point allows for its removal after the materials have been drawn through. This equipment consists of a hydraulic pulling system, a bursting head, and the new pipe. The bursting head is uniquely made to have a cone shape and its size can be adjusted depending on the diameter of the pipe. Adjusting the width of the head to be slightly larger than the pipe gives it the ability to force it to split open.
Once the bursting head’s size is adjusted and the new pipe is attached to it, it can be fed into the original pipe. As the hydraulic system pulls it through, the head forces the sides of the damaged pipe to split open and be pushed aside. This creates a cavity for the new one. Once the equipment reaches the ending access point, the head is removed and the new pipe is reattached to the sewer system.
These timely and affordable methods are a secure way to replace your sewer lines. With the help of our professional staff, your sewer line problems can be quickly and smoothly fixed, allowing you to avoid the stress and inconvenience.
Call Feltner’s Sewer & Drain Services For Innovative Trenchless Pipe Replacement Services Today!
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with our technicians, please give us a call at 1-866-335-8637! Or if you’d like to find out which method will better suit your sewer line, we can schedule an inspection for you!