CIPP Relining and Repair
If your drains are cracked or deteriorating, cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) relining can be an ideal solution for preventing serious drainage problems. Damaged pipes put your property at risk of sewer flooding, leaking, blockages, foul odours and water egress that can contribute to subsidence, making it vital to get damaged drains and sewers repaired without delay.
CIPP relining is an ideal alternative to digging up and replacing large sections of pipe, which can be inconvenient and costly. At Lanes, our default position in the vast majority of cases is to install a cured-in-place pipe repair or liner, which is cost-effective and minimises any disruption to your business.
With CIPP relining, we make long-lasting fixes and improvements to sewer pipes and drains without the need to dig, which is why this method is also known as ‘no-dig technology’. The CIPP process not only fixes the immediate problem, but also heads off the chance of further issues in the host pipe for years to come.
Lanes has many years of experience in delivering this pipe lining technology, so you can always rely on us to provide the best possible results with the least possible fuss. Call us on 0800 526 488, or fill in our online enquiry form.
What’s involved in CIPP pipe repair?
These ‘no-dig’ or ‘trenchless’ pipe replacement methods involve inserting a liner impregnated with a special resin into a vertical or horizontal sewer or drain. This works for pipes up to 1.8-metres in diameter.
Once placed inside the damaged pipe, the resin-impregnated liner is turned inside out and forced through using either water or air pressure; the liner is pushed out to bond with the interior of the pipe and the resin is hardened using an appropriate curing method, including the application of hot water or ultraviolet light. This curing process effectively creates a new pipe within the existing pipeline, restoring the integrity of the drain or sewer.
Once the new pipe liner has been installed, any lateral connections mapped prior to the lining being fitted are opened using advanced robotic cutters.
Using this CIPP method, we rehabilitate sewers and drains from 100mm to 1,800mm in diameter, accessing the pipe from manhole chamber to manhole chamber. For localised repairs or short sections of drain, we may employ CIPP patch (or point repair) lining. This involves positioning a ‘patch’ (short piece) of CIPP liner which is wrapped around an inflatable packer. Once in place, the packer is inflated leaving the patch to form a new pipe lining to that section of pipe. Several patches may be fitted end to end to make a longer repair.
Full CIPP relining and patch repairs are equally effective for creating long-lasting solutions with minimal disruption. Our expert team always use the most appropriate method for each situation – you can read about our latest ultra slim-line reline solution here.
Applications for CIPP technology
CIPP relining is a multi-purpose solution, so can be deployed in a wide range of commercial, industrial and domestic asset maintenance applications.
How much does CIPP repair cost?
Repairs using CIPP technology are very competitively priced, though it is not possible to give a fixed figure because each project has to be tailored to the individual application. Contextual factors will include the condition and type of pipe, the size, cure method, equipment required, location, accessibility, etc. Whatever the specification, we ensure that our pipe lining approach reflects your needs and budget.
How long will the replacement last?
Our reinforced liner materials are tested for a minimum of 1,000-hours to ensure that they meet the 50-year design life demanded by the WRc (Water Research Centre). Our CIPP lining delivers a safety factor of x2, so our solutions have an effective life expectancy of nearly 100 years.
Installations may also be verified by Exova, the independent testing and calibration service, so you can be sure our CIPP lining work meets the most demanding industry standards.
What about vertical pipes, downpipes or chutes?
Our no-dig technology has been shown to provide a highly effective method for vertical pipe and refuse chute repairs, which we undertake for a range of clients such as housing associations, landlords and property management companies. Firstly, we survey the pipes with advanced CCTV cameras, then repair where necessary using ambient-cure CIPP liner technology.
By adapting the CIPP installation technology we use for horizontal drainage repairs to suit vertical pipes, we have helped clients who would otherwise have been facing total pipe replacement with all the costs that would incur. For example, we have successfully delivered CIPP installations for cast-iron pipes encased in the stone of a building or other structure. Using CIPP this way allows fast and effective repairs of the existing pipe to be completed quickly and conveniently, where replacement would have taken days or weeks to carry out.
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Why choose Lanes?
With more than 25 years’ experience, we are industry leaders in the provision of CIPP repairs. What is more, we are pioneers and innovators, working with manufacturers, trialling and adopting industry advances, like UV light to cure a liner at a super-fast one metre per minute. Additionally, the scale of our operation and resources means we can manage even the largest project smoothly and efficiently, while you continue with your core business, uninterrupted.
If you have any queries about the process of CIPP relining or want to know more about how it could work for you, our expert team is always on hand.