Point Repair Trenchless Technology 2017-11-06T14:39:10+00:00

Point Repair, Trenchless Technology

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What is Point Repair or Trenchless Technology?

Point Repair is a method of repairing a burst pipe without digging an unsightly trench. Additionally, this method of repairing a sewer line is typically much less expensive.

Instead of digging a trench, our trained technicians use pipe lining or pipe bursting technology.  This method is also sometimes referred to as CIPP or cured in place pipe. These terms may sound technical but the idea is simple. A flexible pipe is inserted into the existing damaged pipe.  This inserted pipe is installed by just digging one hole and therefore does not require major excavation, or the need to dig a trench. This is why it is also sometimes called trenchless technology or point repair because it typically requires the plumber to just create one hole or access point.

Once the flexible pipe is placed into the existing damaged sewer line, the flexible pipe is blown with a resin and inflated. The resin cures over several hours and hardens within the existing pipe, creating a new damage free pipe.

Trenchless technology using Point repair using this pipe lining method will save thousands of dollars in excavation fees and protect your landscaping, sidewalks and other important features on your property.

One of the main reasons many homeowners are now embracing trenchless sewer lining repair with their home sewer pipes is the efficiency of these repairs, especially when compared to traditional, trenching options. These cured-in-place applications can typically be completed in a mere matter of hours, saving you both time and labor costs

If the damaged pipe has collapsed completely and pipe lining is not an available option, then our technicians may instead use a pipe bursting method.  If this is the case our expert plumbing technicians may need to dig two access holes around the damaged sewer line.  A new pipe is pulled through the damaged sewer line to burst the damaged pipe.

Our point repair trenchless technology system is approved by government agencies world wide for rehabilitation of sewer pipelines and storm drains without excavation. Jim Dandy’s trenchless repair method can be performed in as little as 2 hours and in most cases does not require by-pass pumping.

Most sewers are less than 6% damaged. Our trenchless technology point repair sewer repair system can repair the damaged pipe area and restore the sewer to its original capacity. Most of all the point repair system can save the customer 50% or more based on conventional methods.

This can be a huge relief especially to our customers living historic neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Green Lake, Ballard and Beacon Hill.

Many of these neighborhoods have old sewer lines that have not been repaired in many years.

Pipe Lining

Pipe problems? Don’t dig up your floors and tear out your walls to replace bad drainage pipes. Pipe Lining is a minimally invasive, cost effective, and environmentally friendly way to rehabilitate your existing pipes without the mess of conventional repairs. There is no digging or destruction. It is environmentally friendly, and there is no hazardous waste. Pipe Lining is accomplished by inserting an epoxy saturated felt tube into the pipe, inflating it and letting it cure in place.  After the liner has cured, the result is a brand-new pipe within the old pipe. This new inner-pipe has a 50 year life use expectancy.

First, an initial inspection of the pipe is performed by means of a high definition, full-color, and self-leveling sewer camera. Second, the pipes are thoroughly cleaned utilizing hydro-jetting or mechanical methods. After the pipe is cleaned and excess debris is removed, the pipe can now be lined. Finally, after the pipe has been lined, the branch lines that were covered over will have to be robotically reinstated or reopened with our state of the art reinstatement equipment.

Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried pipelines (such as sewer, water, or natural gas pipes) without the need for a traditional construction trench. “Launching and receiving pits” replace the trench needed by conventional pipe-laying. Professional pipe bursting is often considered the final solution for severely damaged and fully compromised sewage systems. Pipe bursting is the intentional breaking of severely damaged sewer systems with trenchless techniques to make way for replacement systems. More efficient and safer than traditional, digging replacement operations, today’s trenchless pipe bursting methods make use of mechanically applied force and high-grade bursting heads. Modern pipe bursting can be completed in a matter of hours. Virtually none of the Earth’s natural gases or elements, such as mold or asbestos, are exposed using trenchless technologies.

Call Jim Dandy if you are thinking about Trenchless technology.