What Is Pipe Lining?
Years of water flowing through your pipes can cause corrosion, pitting and other damage. If you have to constantly repair leaks, pipe lining can not only save you money, but add years to your pipe’s life. Pipe lining can be done in several different ways and adds a protective layer of coating or piping to prevent your pipes from breaking down further. Miranda Leak Detection Services is certified to line your pipes in all of the available ways including epoxy-lining, cured-in place pipe lining, slip lining and pipe bursting. Our trained technicians will go over each type to help you decide the best lining for your pipes.
Epoxy lining is used for pipes that are not load bearing and are still in good shape. Epoxy lining is also used in small diameter pipes as the lining does not reduce the pipe size. A coating is applied to the pipes and will seal any pinholes and retard corrosion.
Cured-In Place Lining
For load bearing pipes, a cured-in place lining is likely the best choice. A liner is saturated with a resin compound and then slipped in place in your pipes. A bladder will then be placed into the pipes and inflated to keep the liner in place until the resin has time to harden. This method will reduce the diameter of your pipes by about 5% and is as strong as commercial PVC pipe.
When your pipes are not in good enough condition to line with a cured-in place product or epoxy, pipe bursting is another option. This method will essentially replace the pipe with a new pipe. A cable with a head attachment will break apart the old pipe and a new pipe will be placed in the area of the old pipe. This method can also be used when your pipe diameter needs to be increased.
If you do not want to replace the piping using pipe-bursting, slip-lining can be used. This method will reduce the pipe diameter by 5 to 10%. Using a method similar to pipe bursting, a smaller diameter pipe will be pulled into the older pipe.
Will Pipe Lining Cause Property Damage?
Miranda Leak Detection Services is able to line your pipes using any of our four methods without excavating your property. Our methods result in less property damage and disruption than other plumbing fixes.