It’s a fact of life that nothing lasts forever, and that applies to sewers as much as anything else. Most of us tend not to think about our sewers until something happens and they go wrong. Then they suddenly become top priority on our “to do” list.
In times gone past, if a sewer could not be repaired, the only alternative was to dig up the yard and replace all the pipework with new. However, technology has now advanced to the point where trenchless sewer replacement in Wichita is an everyday occurrence.
A “One-Off” Sewer Replacement via Trenchless Technology
Every trenchless sewer replacement job is a “one-off” so the first thing to do is to inspect the sewer using a highly sophisticated remote controlled CCTV camera. This will transfer images to a unit in our engineer’s van so that he will be able to assess the extent of the problem and the structural condition of the sewer. He will then be able to prepare his report and make his recommendations. There is absolutely no disruption to the environment or to your property.
Trenchless sewer replacement is the fastest and most cost-effective way to repair a damaged sewer. It involves placing a special liner which has been coated with a resin into the sewer pipe. As it is inserted into the pipe it is turned inside out and forced along the pipe by air or water pressure. The liner then bonds to the pipe with the resin which goes off and hardens. In effect, what happens is that a new pipe is created within the old and damaged one.
Every case of trenchless sewer replacement in Wichita is different and will depend on the length and diameter of the pipe, the type of pipe, access points, working area, timescale, and more. Then a decision will be made about the type of liner to be used, together with the resin and curing process.
Trenchless Sewer Replacement and Pipes
Trenchless sewer replacement can be carried out on everything from pipes with a diameter of 100mm (just under four inches) to culverts with a diameter as big as two and a half meters. Once the lining has been installed it is cured by heat – steam or hot water – or can be left to cure at the ambient temperature.
The latest type of lining is made of fiberglass and is cured using ultra violet. This is a very quick process and once cured should last 120 years.
Whatever the problem with your sewer, trenchless sewer replacement is the quickest and most cost-effective solution. Perhaps best of all, it involves no disruption to your yard.