CIPP Relining and Repair
When your drains are cracked or deteriorating, it’s only a matter of time before serious problems start to arise. Damaged pipes put your property at risk of sewer flooding, leaking, blockages, foul odours and water egress that contributes to subsidence – issues that will only get worse over time, due to cumulative wear and tear.
As such, it’s essential to get damaged drains and sewers repaired as soon as possible, but this can be an inconvenient and costly process when it means having to dig up and replace large sections of deeply-buried piping. That’s why at Lanes, our default approach in the majority of cases involves the use of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) repair techniques that keep disruption to a bare minimum.
With CIPP resin relining, we can make long-lasting fixes and improvements to pipe interiors without needing to dig anything up, allowing us to deal with existing problems and head off future maintenance issues for years to come. Lanes has a decade of experience in delivering these services, meaning you can rely on us to provide the best possible results with a minimum of fuss.
What’s involved in CIPP pipe repair?
‘No-dig’ or ‘trenchless’ pipe replacement methods involve inserting a liner layered with special resin into vertical or horizontal sewers or drains up to 1,800mm in diameter. Once inside the pipe, the liner is turned inside out and forced through using either water or air pressure; the resin can then bond to the inside of the pipe before curing or hardening, restoring the integrity of the drain or sewer.
Once the CIPP liner has been installed, any lateral connections that were mapped out prior to relining can be robotically opened using one of the many robotic cutting units that Lanes has within our pool of resources.
With this method, we can fully rehabilitate sewers and drains ranging from 50mm to 1,800mm in diameter from manhole chamber to manhole chamber. For more localised repairs in shorter sections of drains, we may employ CIPP patch lining, which use a shorter length of CIPP liner to repair isolated damage within a longer section of pipe.
Either approach is as effective as the other, both in terms of how long the solution lasts and the minimal disruption they cause; it is simply a case of providing the most cost-effective solution for your situation.
Applications of CIPP technology
The multipurpose nature of CIPP relining means that the technology can be deployed across a wide range of commercial and domestic maintenance applications.
How much does this cost?
The pipe lining costs associated with our CIPP technology are competitive across the board. Because each lining project is bespoke and dependent on contextual factors such as the condition and type of pipe in question, we can make sure that the final total is cost-effective and reflective of your actual needs.
How long will the replacement last?
We test our lining materials for a minimum of 1,000 hours to ensure that they meet WRc criteria, providing a 50-year design life, but with a safety factor of <2 – equating to a life expectancy of nearly 100 years.
For further reassurance, our installations are then verified by PDL (Pipeline Developments Limited), meaning that customers can feel confident that our work adheres to the most demanding industry standards.
What about vertical pipes, downpipes or chutes?
Our no-dig technology allows us to carry out vertical pipe and refuse chute surveys and repairs on behalf of housing associations, landlords and property management companies. Once surveyed with CCTV camera equipment, we can carry out repairs using ambient-cure CIPP liner installation technology, with the same ease as our horizontal pipe repairs.
This unique approach to repairing vertical pipes has helped many organisations to fix problems that previously could only have been addressed by total replacement, a process that often incurred huge costs along the way. Cast-iron pipework encased in stonework is a case in point, with our CIPP approach allowing for fast and effective repairs that previously would have taken many days or weeks to complete.
Why choose Lanes?
With 15 years of experience in this area, we are uniquely positioned as leading providers of CIPP repairs.
Not only are we comfortably capable of delivering CIPP technology services and deploying innovative new materials along the way – including UV liners that cure at a rate of a metre a minute – but we’re also capable of managing large-scale projects without impacting or increasing the strain on your day-to-day operations. Individual project managers are appointed for larger undertakings, providing customers with industry-recognised assurance and expertise.
If you have any queries and concerns about the process of CIPP relining or require additional information about the benefits, our expert team are on hand to answer your questions.