Sewer Pipe Relining is the process of repairing damaged sewer pipes by creating a "pipe within a pipe" to restore function and flow. Epoxy relining materials mold to the inside of the existing pipe to create a smooth new inner wall.
Relining sewer drains can be performed through a building's clean-out access and often requires little digging. Sewer pipe relining is used to repair root-damaged pipes, seal cracks and holes, fill in missing pipe and seal joint connections underground, in roof drain pipes, in storm lines and under concrete. The relined pipe is seamless and durable, and all materials used in the relining process are non-hazardous.
For the millions of homes built for the burgeoning population of the 1950s and '60s, where sewer lines are reaching their expected lives, a cured in place pipe liner is an affordable and durable solution to smoothing the interior surface of deteriorating piping. The seamless application restores impermeability; eliminating leaks and future deterioration due to oxidation while improving flow.
Pin hole leaks, bursts at junctions, and lead contamination from leaching pipe joints can all be effectively corrected from within the pipe. Non-hazardous epoxy materials injected through clean outs, drains, and shut off valve terminations, coat pipe walls with a seamless, durable material much like the lining of premium canned food containers.
The process involves drying the pipes, sandblasting the inside walls with pressurized air and a mineral that removes corrosion and oxidation and prepares the walls to accept the lining, then applying the epoxy lining. The process can be used on galvanized or black iron, steel, copper, or plastic piping, as well as, coal tar impregnated cellulose fiber pipes that have not collapsed. Generally, wherever it is possible to create a pipe within a pipe, epoxy relining can be employed.
The process is enhanced by using visual inspection systems and fiber optic lighting to inspect pipes before and during the process to gauge the degree of deterioration, diameter of the pipe, and effectiveness of the installation.
And best of all, this process of sewer pipe relining is trenchless and does not require extensive excavation to your property. If you're looking for a reliable plumber in/around Fairfax, trust John C. Flood.