Residential What is CIPP

Residential Trenchless CIPP Restoration

The Trenchless CIPP Pipe Restoration System is now available and affordable for Residential Customers. Cracked drain lines in your home’s foundation can be repaired without having to open floors inside your home to access those broken pipes. The CIPP System offers the homeowner substantial savings over traditional methods which require extensive repairs to the home after the pipes are replaced.

What is Cured-In-Place Pipelining?

CIPP is a technology developed to rehabilitate sanitary drains lines by fixing them from the inside out. In the old days, the only cure for cracked and failing drain lines was to tear open walls and floors to replace the piping, a very messy, time consuming and costly method. “Continuous Air Inverted CIPP Pipelining” is the wave of the future. Continuous Air Inverted CIPP lining is a straight forward 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 the Air Inversion CIPP process.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 “Curing” process. Once the Curing process is complete, the bladder is then deflated and removed. Rather than merely having sections of your pipe lined, like the stop and start method or the problems of pull in place liners, this Air Inverted continuous CIPP Liner is a “pipe within a pipe” forming a continuous full length and STRUCTURAL 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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Residential CIPP 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 CIPP pipelining is the solution. With residential trenchless lining, a new drain line can be installed with only a few small access points.

Residential CIPP Process

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
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 CIPP Process.

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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
Once the preliminary inspection of the drainage system is complete, and the lines are clean, the drain line restoration process can begin. The CIPP process utilizes a specially manufactured heavy duty multi-layer felt liner material in the form of a tube that is saturated with a special epoxy resin. The coated tube is now inserted into the drain line and by the use of an air inversion technique, the liner becomes a form fitting tube. This tube is compressed to the inner walls of the drain pipe and is allowed to cure so as to lock the tube into position. Once the curing process is complete the seamless tube has now become a structural pipe within a pipe.

The Benefits of CIPP to a Residential Homeowner?

The CIPP 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 CIPP 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 CIPP 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
  • 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
 

 

Florida Pipe Lining Solutions CIPP process will prevent the homeowner from going through massive destruction like this.