A cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is the newest trend in trenchless pipe rehabilitation methods used to repair and replace existing pipe lines. CIPP is a joint-less, seamless, no-dig, pipe-within-a-pipe that can replace anywhere from 4 feet of pipe to 1000 feet from a single access point. A widely used rehabilitation method, CIPP, can be used for water, sewer, gas, and chemical pipelines.
We utilize a variety of jetting nozzles. Incorporating the power or Keg nozzles and more. These high pressure water jetters pressure wash your plumbing and drainage system from the inside out. We have water jetter nozzles of all types specifically made to remove all kinds of dirt, debris and sludge hiding in your system. Robotic chain cutters can remove rust, concrete, root infiltration.
This closed circuit television video pipe inspection process involves running cameras through sewer lines and performing detailed inspections to identify deficiencies in the sewer system. It also provides a means to evaluate the effectiveness of various maintenance procedures.
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Dynamic Drain Technologies Specializes in Unseen Infrastructure Rehabilitation Solutions.
Commercial Sewer Repair Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC. Dynamic Drain can repair underground sewer and pipelines without digging or excavation. Dynamic Drain Technologies has developed a turnkey solution for locating, evaluating, educating, and implementing non-invasive Cured in Place Pipe Lining technologies for aging piping infrastructure.
Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is the newest trend in trenchless pipe rehabilitation methods used to repair and replace existing pipe lines. CIPP is a joint-less, seamless, trenchless pipe-within-a-pipe that can replace anywhere from 4 feet of pipe to 1000 feet using a single access point. It can be used for sewer, storm, industrial and chemical pipelines.
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Latest Project Before & After CIPP
6-3-2017: Nick Santoni, Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Drain Technologies narrates this awesome before and after trenchless CIPP (Cured In Place Pipe) repair at the world famous S.O.M.E. So Others Might Eat establishment. This trenchless pipe repair project was over 200 linear feet of combined 4" and 6" under slab cast iron pipelines. They saved thousands of dollars and shaved weeks off of their repair timeline by hiring us to get the job done right. Best of all, ZERO excavation was required and the facility remained fully operational while the repair was taking place. Hire us if you have a commercial pipe repair and would like to take control of your unseen infrastructure. Call: 855-937-6945
Turnkey Solutions for Aging Pipelines.
A properly working pipe system is not a luxury, it is a necessity. As a building’s pipes age, they can become clogged, cracked, and corroded which can potentially lead to millions of dollars in unplanned pipe repairs and replacements. Insurance claims and invasive repair attempts can displace and aggravate tenants leading to further financial ramifications. Emergency service can provide a temporary fix but these problems are most likely a red flag for the underlying issue: a deteriorating plumbing system. By fixing leak after leak after leak, you are most likely treating the symptoms of the problem, but not the problem itself, which will inevitably lead to major plumbing problems.
Structural & Operational Piping Defects.
Sewer and drain pipes are susceptible to many different types of defects. The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) lists over 200 structural, operational, and maintenance defects in their Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP). NASSCO is an industry leader in setting standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground sewer pipe infrastructure. PACP training and best practices are widely recognized as the industry standard for pipeline assessment and trenchless technology.
As it is hidden from sight, a property’s drainage piping infrastructure typically goes unnoticed by property owners. Whether located underground or within walls and ceilings, accessing and repairing these pipes when they fail is a costly and invasive endeavor to say the least.
Take Control Of Your Unseen Infrastructure
Why sit back and wait for unseen sewer piping to fail when advances in technology and training can show their condition? High resolution cameras, pipe cleaning devises, pipe locators, and conditional assessment reporting is available for virtually every type and size of pipe. Combining this equipment with highly trained operators will produce invaluable data for the property owner. Imagine finally being in control of these assets for the first time since the construction or purchase of the property. No longer will you have to cross your fingers and hope your pipes don’t fail. A carefully thought out sewer assessment involves three phases:
A PACP certified technician will visit the property to verify access points to the sanitary and storm sewer piping. Roof penetrations, pipe clean outs, floor drains, and manholes are identified and labeled on a GIS or blueprint drawing. Any points of access will be noted. Current pipe conditions will be assessed from a sample set of the system. A budget for cleaning and conditional assessment will be formulated from the results of the survey.
A team of technicians will use high pressure water jetting and/or cable driven pipe cleaning equipment to remove debris from the pipe. The current pipe condition will dictate the method and level of cleaning required.
3. Conditional Assessment
Each pipeline is CCTV inspected using the proper equipment necessary for its type and size. The pipe is then given a “defect grade score” in accordance with its condition. This scoring system is as follows:
Defect Grade Scores:
- 5: Pipe Material Failure: Immediate attention needed
- 4: Very Poor: Will become Grade 5 in near future
- 3: Fair: Moderate deterioration has begun
- 2: Good; has not begun to deteriorate
- 1: Excellent; no observable defects.
Color coding of the defect grade allows owners to easily identify the condition of each pipe and begin planning for their renovation. GIS pipe location maps, pipe inspection reports and complete videos are delivered to the client upon completion of the project.
Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) Lining.
The cost effective less invasive rehab solution
Now that the conditional assessment is finished it’s time to budget for repairs. You’ll want to start with the pipes that were graded with a defect score of 5 and work your way down from there.
CIPP lining, also known as trenchless pipe lining, is an excellent rehabilitation solution. It’s cost effective and much less invasive than the traditional pipe replacement project. The lining material is made of a needle punched felt wrapped with a plastic membrane. The liner is cut to length then impregnated with a two-part epoxy resin prior to its insertion into the pipe. Manufacturer certified technicians use design calculations to ensure that the proper lining material and epoxy mixture is chosen for the job. The technicians will use an inverter to inject the liner into the pipe. The inverter turns the liner inside out allowing the epoxy saturated felt form a 100% bond to the pipe.
A calibration tube is inflated inside of the liner, pressing it against the pipe walls, during the curing process. Depending on the application the liner may be cured with ambient air, hot water or steam. The calibration tube is then removed and any incoming service taps are opened using robotic internal pipe cutting machines. The result is a brand new pipe within your existing pipe which is designed to meet the same structural specifications as a new piping system.
Advantages of CIPP Lining
When you are considering whether to replace your old pipes or use pipe lining, keep in mind the following advantages offered by CIPP lining:
- It involves minimal disruption to residents or tenants. The process is completed with minimal or no demolition.
- CIPP provides a long-lasting solution. Liners are designed to have a useful life of as long or longer than new pipe.
- The smooth surface of the liner allows better water flow through the pipe. It covers cracks, holes, and offset joints that can “grab” waste products and create backups.
- You get a more cost-effective solution during and after the job. Lining the pipes can be 30-40% less than the typical cost of pipe replacement.
All buildings differ per their age and the condition of their drainage piping systems, but CIPP lining works for most applications. Before committing to a costly, large-scale pipe replacement project, consider educating yourself about conditional pipe assessment, CIPP lining, and the benefits it can bring to the property. Chances are high that it will help to alleviate recurring leaks and backups for good.
Leo Haslbeck is Director of Sales and Marketing with Dynamic Drain Technologies. We are a Virginia based Class “A” contractor that offers CIPP lining, conditional assessment, and cleaning of sanitary and storm sewer piping. For more information, contact Leo at 301-448-2054 or Leo@dynamicdrain.netTalk to a Professional