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Tree roots are one of the most destructive and expensive problems people face when maintaining residential or commercial sewer lines. Roots can find their way in landscaped areas, as well as penetrate smaller holes in pipes underneath your property. When this happens, it can clog or stop the drainage system of your home or business. This is especially true for earthenware or clay pipes. Any leak in these lines can attract roots from nearby plants or trees.
The smallest crack, hole or separation can let warm flow of wastewater seep through the pipe as it causes condensation on the exterior of a buried pipe. The humid vapor off the outer lining of a sewer line and moisture creates a critical mixture that provides the perfect environment for all types of root growth. Roots can travel unimaginable distances under a property’s ground in search for moisture. When they locate a concentrated source of water or moisture, its growth can intensify just as quickly, causing the sewer line to be blocked and for the pipe to collapse eventually.
Traditional solutions for root intrusion
In the past, controlling the problem of tree roots in pipes involve using a drain cleaning machine called an electric eel. This method can get rid of some of the roots already growing inside the sewer line, but it will not stop its impending collapse because earthenware pipes become weak as tree roots become stronger and thicker when they regrow.
Pipe relining as the best solution for root intrusion
Replacing an entire pipeline underground is not only intrusive, but also incredibly expensive. With pipe relining, there is no need for deep excavation to replace a sewer line.
What is pipe relining?
Pipe relining is one a trenchless method of repairing and rehabilitating existing buried pipes without the need for deep excavation. Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining, in particular, is an approved method used in Australia. It is a preferred way to fix cracked, broken and collapsed sewer lines because creating a lining inside existing pipes is less expensive and more efficient than traditional methods. It can be used to rehabilitate nearly all kinds of pipes, including clay, PVC, iron and concrete.
How does CIPP work?
1. A CCTV drain camera is used to inspect the condition of the pipe to determine whether pipe relining is the most appropriate solution.
2. A hydro-jet cleaning system will be used to clean damaged pipes thoroughly to ensure proper bonding of the lining material and the host pipe. Due to the machine’s high-pressure water, roots that caused blocked drains are removed.
3. The lining material will then be installed once the pipe is completely clean. A thermosetting resin mixture will be inverted on to the damaged pipe using a machine called an inverter. To bond the resin mixture and the host pipe, air pressure is applied. This method of CIPP is commonly known as air inversion.
4. A new pipe forms in the interior of the sewer line, once the lining material has been cured. For larger pipes, hot water or steam will be used.
5. The quality of the pipe relining job will be evaluated by inserting a drain camera into the pipeline again.
To help you understand how beneficial the CIPP lining method is, you can give us a call on 0421914031. We’ll be more than willing to help you determine the best solution for your sewer problems.