UV-Light Cured In Place Pipe Lining(CIPP)
Here is a Quick Look at Our Process
This video gives a first-hand look at how PipeGuard accomplishes the relining of a sewer. In this video, we see the lining of a 6" clay, deteriorated residential sewer with a ultra-violet cured reinforced, fiberglass liner. We were commissioned by the local homeowner's association who is having chronic problems with their pipes due to their precarious location in the coastal hills.
At PipeGuard, we utilize the highest of quality product when lining sewers. Our use of UV-cured liner has many benefits which include seamless construction, as well as avoiding any need for excavation.
UV-liner is proven to be extremely more durable than liners cured with heat. The increased strength allows us to line the same pipe with thinner liner walls, which helps maintain the diameter of the original pipe as much as possible.
The old way of curing liners was with steam. This creates an issue once the liner is cured and the steam is removed, the liner then begins to shrink and it causes a void space between the liner and the host pipe which could reduce the structural integrity.
Curing with UV-light is temperature-independent and causes far less CO2 emissions than other curing methods.
At PipeGuard, we regularly line 6"-60" pipe, but larger pipes can be accommodated if necessary.
The benefits of using Cured-In-Place-Pipe(CIPP) allows us to repair and rehabilitate pipes from within, and not having to dig them out of the ground. Avoiding the excavation allows us to avoid large construction costs as well as headaches caused from road closures.
CIPP repair also has much quicker installation times which reduces the length of any minor disturbances caused while waiting for the curing process. Depending on the size and length of the pipe, we can potentially have a whole pipe relined and back in service within the working day.
The liners we install are custom fitted to each individual pipe, based on the length from one manhole to the next, as well as the diameter of the pipe. This allows us to create a seamless pipe from one end to the other, preventing any weak points where root intrusion or water infiltration could enter.