Trenchless eLINER Restoration

The Trenchless Cured-In-Place Pipe-Lining (eLINER) offers the home and commercial building owner substantial savings over traditional restoration methods, which require extensive repairs to the building after the pipes are replaced. Roof stacks, horizontal lines and sanitary drains can be restored from the inside using our “Pipe Within A Pipe” system — without the mess and added reconstruction costs of traditional methods.

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Example of cracked fitting illustrates why the “stop and start” lining is money wasted when un-lined and un-protected fittings are destined to fail.

eLINER: Cured-In-Place Pipe-Lining

eLINER is a technology developed to rehabilitate sanitary drains and stacks by fixing them from the inside out. In the old days, the only cure for cracked and failing stacks was to tear open walls and ceilings to replace the piping, a very messy, time consuming and costly method. Then in the early years of pipe-lining, there was pull-in-place or stop and start liners. While these early attempts at pipe restoration were better than the destructive old fashion method of ripping out entire pipes and replacing them, it was obvious that pipe restoration had a long way to go. Now, “Continuous Air Inverted eLINER Pipe-Lining” is the wave of the future. Continuous Air Inverted eLINER lining is a straightforward concept. A felt tube constructed of interwoven fibers and coated with PVC gives the liner structural stability. A two-part epoxy resin is then introduced to the material and evenly distributed. This process is referred to as “The Wet Out.” The continuous liner is then inverted into the host pipe by air.

Unlike the spotty adhesion problems of pull in place liners, FPS utilizes TRUE Air Inversion eLINER process. The lining material is literally turned “inside out” during installation, allowing the resins to now make 100% contact with the host pipe. Once this full length continuous liner is in place, a bladder-like calibration tube inside of it is inflated to a sufficient pressure to compress the liner against the host pipe. This allows a 100% water-tight seal as it fills cracks, holes and splits in the host pipe. The resins then set up and harden during the “cure out” or “curing” process. Once the “curing” process is complete, the bladder is then deflated and removed. Now rather than merely having sections of your pipe lined, like the stop and start method or the problems of pull-in-place liners, this TRUE Air Inverted continuous eLINER is a “pipe within a pipe” forming a continuous full length and STRUCTUAL repair. The laterals are now re-instated by an Optically Guided Robotic cutter after completion.  The client now has a continuously lined pipe from top to bottom that will last for many years to come.

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eLINER Process

CCTV Gold

CCTV Investigation

The first step in the drain line restoration process is to have a Closed Circuit Television Inspection of the drain lines. By placing a specially designed digital, self-illuminated camera into the drainage system Technicians are able to view the condition of your pipes underground, under slab, or behind walls. The camera also gives them the ability to track the running length of the pipe, and to trace the location of the pipe. Our Technicians make a video recording of the inside of your pipes so that our pipe-lining specialists can see what condition your drainage system is in.

Odor Detection

Odor Detection

Sometimes a drain system has a crack in a pipe that does not leak water. Instead, it leaks sewer odor. If the crack is small the crack in the pipe can be difficult to find. FPS has the equipment and trained Technicians to detect odors coming from drain lines with hairline cracks. Using a specially developed “Vapor” Machine we can fill the drain line with a non-toxic, visible vapor that can be seen as it escaping from a cracked line. That exit point is then marked and that pipe can now be restored to use using our eLINER Process.

Hydro-Jet Pipe Cleaning

Hydro-Jet Pipe Cleaning

The next step in the drain line restoration process is the Hydro-Jet Cleaning Process. Many times the CCTV Inspection will reveal a build-up of sludge, roots, or other debris inside of the drain lines. The initial CCTV Investigation may even have been hampered due to significant debris in the pipes that prevented the CCTV Inspection from viewing the entire drainage system. In that case, it will be necessary to clean the drain lines using a Hydro-Jet Cleaner. This is a specially designed high-pressure water spray system that can remove, grease, sludge and debris from the interior walls of the drain pipes. Once the pipes are cleaned the CCTV Investigation can then continue so that the entire drainage system is inspected.

Cured-In-Place Pipe Restoration

Cured-In-Place Pipe Restoration

Sometimes a drain system has a crack in a pipe that does not leak water. Instead, it leaks sewer odor. If the crack is small the crack in the pipe can be difficult to find. FPS has the equipment and trained Technicians to detect odors coming from drain lines with hairline cracks. Using a specially developed “Vapor” Machine we can fill the drain line with a non-toxic, visible vapor that can be seen as it escaping from a cracked line. That exit point is then marked and that pipe can now be restored to use using our eLINER Process.

After eLINER Restoration

Residential eLINER Restoration

As homes age, some homeowners are find themselves confronted with cracked, deteriorating, or broken drain lines. Replacing a drain line the old fashioned way can make the inside of your home look like a construction site. Residential eLINER pipelining is the solution. With residential trenchless lining, a new drain line can be installed with only a few small access points.

The Benefits of eLINER to a Residential Homeowner?

The eLINER Cured-In-Place Pipe Restoration Process offers:

  1. A permanent solution to home owners who have older homes with aging, clay and cast-iron drain piping as the minimum design life of the eLINER pipe is 50 years.
  2. A method of restoring pipes that does not require opening and exposing floors in your home. That means not having to damage tile or wood floors to get to the problem the old fashioned way. That means not having to buy new tiles for the floor. That also means no remodeling labor costs to put back your home in order after the drains have been restored.
  3. The biggest benefit of choosing residential eLINER is the minimal amount of time that the home owners are inconvenienced compared with mechanical repair methods.
  • Lower overall cost
  • No extra repair costs to the building or grounds
  • Much less down time
  • Pipe life is estimated at 50 years
  • Seamless means no joints to leak
  • Smooth interior surface improves flow capacity
  • No damage to interior walls
  • No damage to foundation
  • Eliminates root intrusion
  • Bridges the gap where sections are missing
  • Can re-line almost any pipe material

Commercial eLINER Benefits

The eLINER Cured-In-Place Pipe Restoration Process offers:

  1. A permanent solution to building owners who have older buildings with aging, clay and cast-iron drain piping as the minimum design life of the eLINER pipe is 50 years.
  2. A method of restoring pipes that does not require opening and exposing floors in your facility. That means not having to damage floors to get to the problem the old fashioned way. That also means no remodeling costs to put back your building put in order after the drains have been restored.
  3. The biggest benefit if choosing Commercial eLINER is the minimal amount of time that the buildings tenants are inconvenienced. Commercial eLINER is the fastest solution for underground pipe restoration. The process itself is fast because there is very little digging.
  • Lower overall Cost
  • No extra repair costs to the building or grounds
  • Much less down time
  • Less inconvenience to the company
  • Pipe Life is estimated at 50 years
  • Seamless means no joints to leak
  • Smooth interior surface improves flow capacity
  • No damage to interior walls
  • No damage to foundation
  • Eliminate root intrusion
  • Bridges the gap where sections are missing
  • Can re-line almost any pipe material