When it comes to trenchless technologies, there are several to choose from. Two of the most popular technologies are trenchless pipe bursting and trenchless pipe lining. However, it can be difficult to figure out which would be best for your Chicago building’s plumbing pipes. Here at Nu Flow, we want you to understand the differences between the two and how they are used.
Trenchless Pipe Bursting
Trenchless pipe bursting is used primarily on underground sewer lines to completely replace the pipes without digging a trench through your landscaping or parking lot. This method involves accessing the beginning and the end of the old pipe.
Once exposed, a bursting head that is slightly larger than the existing pipe is slid into the opening. As the bursting head is either pushed or pulled forward, it shatters the old pipe and pushes the fragments away from the area, which clears the space for the new pipe. The new pipe is then pushed into place behind the bursting head and attached to the existing pipe ends.
While trenchless pipe bursting is slightly less costly than traditional pipe replacement because it doesn’t involve the entire excavation of your yard or replacing landscaping and sod, it is only used for underground sewer pipes and large diameter water mains. It is not used for the potable water lines or drain lines that are located within the walls of buildings.
Trenchless Pipe Lining
Trenchless pipe lining involves either threading a new epoxy coated pipe liner through your existing pipe and inflating it until it fits snugly against your original pipe or coating your pipes in epoxy. The process involves accessing the beginning of the pipe, installing the liner or coating, allowing the material to cure and inspecting the entire length of the liner with a camera inspection.
With traditional pipe replacement, the entirety of the pipe must be exposed and removed before the new pipe is put in place. Once finished, you are left to figure out how to repair the damage to your landscaping and/or interior of your building where the pipe was replaced. This typically means that replacing your pipes is more costly and time-consuming than pipe lining or coating.
Pipe lining is generally used for drain and sewer lines kamagra oral jelly rezeptfrei kaufen. It involves coating a fiberglass pipe liner with an epoxy resin and scoring the liner to ensure proper adhesion. The liner is then threaded through your existing pipe and inflated. Once cured, it is as durable as a new pipe.
Epoxy pipe coating is generally used for potable water lines because they are smaller in diameter than drain lines. This process involves spraying a semi-thick epoxy resin through your pipes with air. As the epoxy moves through your potable water lines, it coats the surface. This helps stop pinhole leaks and restores the integrity of your water lines.
Trenchless Pipe Lining with Nu Flow
Here at Nu Flow, we offer trenchless pipe lining and pipe coating services for potable water lines and drain lines. Our process is safe and effective for restoring all types of water lines, including stainless steel, copper and plastic. Once in place, the lining technology stops pinhole leaks, seals cracks and stops chemicals from leaching into your potable water supply from your existing metal or plastic pipes. To make this process even better and to help your peace of mind, our trenchless lining services are guaranteed for 10 years.