When is Trenchless Pipe Lining the Ideal Solution?

When is Trenchless Pipe Lining the Ideal Solution?

Change can be a good thing. For instance, it was just a few years ago that repairing or replacing a sewer or water pipe on your property meant lots of noise, a big mess, high cost, and disruption of your daily life for days to weeks. Thankfully, Vietzke Trenchless has rolled with the changes and provides trenchless pipe lining in Spokane Valley, WA, without any of those old-school headaches.

This particular trenchless pipe repair approach is an excellent solution for sewer and water pipeline issues. This process can be done through one or two small access ports just large enough to allow the technician and the equipment to access the pipe. A camera inspection is done to thoroughly assess the problem as well as the overall condition of the pipe. Following a thorough hydro-jet cleaning and a second camera inspection, a liner impregnated with epoxy is inserted into the pipe. Once in position, this liner is inflated with either water or air, and then heat is applied to allow the epoxy to harden. In just a few hours, the process is completed. The liner is removed and one final camera inspection is done to verify the status of the repair.

Trenchless pipe replacement, on the other hand, is used for pipes that are beyond the repair stage. In this process, the inspection and cleaning are done, but then a bursting head is introduced into the pipe with a new length of pipe attached to the back of the tractor-like machine. The bursting head is moved down the old pipe and its spinning head breaks up and pushes the old pipe back into the surrounding soil. The new pipe is slowly pulled into place as the bursting head makes its way from one end of the pipe to the other. The head is then removed, the joints sealed, and the brand-new pipe is ready for use.

Trenchless sewer repair methods such as pipe lining rely on state-of-the-art methods of fixing a pipeline problem without the noise and mess of standard excavation, post-repair scarring on landscaping, and staggeringly-high repair bills. These processes can be done in one day in most cases and leave your property in its previous condition when the job is complete. Whether pipelining or pipe replacement is required, the repair will last for many years into the future.

At Vietzke Trenchless, we specialize in trenchless sewer replacement and other minimally invasive solutions. Give us a call today to learn how one of our highly-trained technicians can help with your pipe needs.

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