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Boynton Beach Pipe Lining Service Restores Pipes For 100 Years Without Excavation – by Hugo Forster

Got Broken Sewer Cast Iron Pipes Under Your Slabs, or Roots In Your Drains Causing Backups?

Throughout the Boynton Beach area old cast iron drains under slabs are rusted and broken . Most plumbers will recommend you dig up your floor to replace drains, but trenchless sewer line repair can install a new pipe liner that lasts 100 years, saving you 50 per cent of what excavation and pipe replacement would cost.

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Trenchless Sewer Repair

No matter whether the cast iron or clay pipe is located under a house or in the walls of a high-rise condominium, we can restore these pipes for 100 years without the need to excavate the property. We typically find in vertical high-rise buildings the stacks are made of cast iron, and they develop a longitudinal rusted crack that leaks into the units anytime the stack is used. New

These sewer drain stacks are typically waste lines coming from bathrooms or kitchens, or rain drains coming from the rooftop. In either case the cast iron pipes which typically range from 2″-6″ in diameter, have corroded due to the salty air that is pulled into the pipe from the rooftop every time water flows down the pipe. Cast iron corrosion is exacerbated by salt. And if you add water into the equation, corrosion is accelerated dramatically.

So we find that in cast iron pipes after about 30 years a long crack develops that leaks whenever the pipe is used. No matter whether the pipe is located under a house or in a condominium, the process is quite similar in terms of pipe lining. Essentially a hydro-jetter or a dry scrubbing type of tool is used to remove scale and rust. Then a video inspection is done to determine whether the pipe is clean enough to re-line. At that time we also determine the length of the pipe that has to be relined and those measurements are transferred onto a long pipe lining material that contains an internal balloon.

The pipe liner is then saturated with a two-part epoxy . Part 1 is the resin and part 2 is the catalyst. When they are mixed together an exothermic reaction begins which eventually heats up to about 180 degrees which hardens the lining in about four hours. At that point in time the internal balloon is removed and the pipe is put back into use immediately. This process typically takes about one day in the Boynton Beach area.

Benefits Of Trenchless Sewer Lining (Cured In Place Pipe, CIPP)

  • No Excavation Required – no permitting and no inspections required
  • Less expensive – pipe relining costs about 60% less than excavation
  • Save Your Floor Tile/Marble/Wood – it’s usually impossible to find matching floor surfaces that were installed decades ago
  • Clean, No sewer bacteria in your home – since the drain is not being cut into pieces inside your residence, there is no need to sanitize the property afterwards
  • Stay in your residence – pipe relining is done from outside, so you can stay in your residence
  • Speed – pipe lining takes 1 day, not 3 weeks as for pipe replacement by excavation
  • Environmentally friendly – pipe replacement by excavation means tons of waste concrete and pipe have to be disposed of in landfills

How Is This 50-Year Warranty Trenchless Sewer Line Installed?

From outside your property we open the pipe, clean out the rust, scale and roots, and then install a new “pipe liner” or sleeve which has been saturated with a special self-hardening epoxy resin. The liner contains a balloon which is inflated for 3 hours while the resin becomes rock-hard. Then the balloon is removed and a video inspection is performed to ensure correct installation. The pipe is put back into use within 1 day. Learn more pipe lining installation details here.

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How Much Does Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Cost In South Florida Region?

For residential purposes, from $100-$200 per linear foot of lining. It varies by pipe diameter, installation complexity, and length. It also is less expensive to install outside a building than under the building because of the installation method involved. Typically “air-inversion” is used outside, whereas “pull-in-place” is used under a slab. For Commercial purposes, $175-$225 per linear foot. Commercial installation would be high-rise buildings, factories, shopping malls etc. These installations are more complex since pipe downtime, even for just 4 hours, usually has an enormous impact on tenants and can cause much economic impact for any loss of use of pipe. Note also, every trenchless pipe lining company will have a minimum charge in order to mobilize their expensive equipment and trained crew. For more specific costs, go here.

Our National Video Explaining The Sewer Line Restoration Process In Detail

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How Strong Is The Pipe Lining?

The pipe liner is a fabric tube made of polyester which is then “wet out” with a 2-part epoxy resin which is mixed together in a certain proportion. In about 30 minutes resin heats up by itself to 180 degrees Fahrenheit due to an exothermic chemical reaction and becomes rock hard.

The resulting new inner pipe liner is so strong that it is a stand-alone pipe, not needing the old exterior pipe for structural integrity. The liner is designed to go under load bearing footers, roads, driveways etc. Here’s a video of Hugo Forster jumping on a sample of relined pipe with the old pipe removed – he also beats it with a hammer!

Video Of Hugo Forster On Top Of A High Rise In Ft. Lauderdale Explaining Vertical Stack Pipe Re-Lining

Videos Of Various Drains Before & After Pipe Lining Service

See our collection of videos showing actual drains being cleaned and then re-lined here.

 

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