Clay Pipe Repair
All pipes experience wear and tear over time, and tree roots are the nemesis of clay sewer and drain pipes. Because the joints in clay sewer pipes are rarely watertight, they are prone to infiltration by tree roots. Once roots have infiltrated the pipe, they will continue to grow in diameter. This creates or worsens gaps in the pipe joints. In severe cases, the roots will completely break the pipe apart or crush it. Even before the intrusion is significant enough to break the pipe entirely, the roots will still likely obstruct the flow of water and waste in the pipe causing the backups in showers, toilets, and other fixtures. We recommend contacting a plumber as soon as you suspect you have a problem with your pipes. We offer state-of-the-art trenchless pipe repair: pipe lining.
Clay Pipe Repair: Pipe Lining
Pipe lining is a drain relining method that is an effective means of rehabilitating cracked pipes. The process involves an inverted, tubular material saturated with resin being inserted into the cracked drain-pipe with the use of either a winch or air pressure. An inflatable device is then used to expand the material to fit the form of the pipe interior after which the resin is activated via the use of water or UV light and held in place by the inflatable. The resin is allowed to cure before the inflatable device is removed. The hardened resin creates a pipe within a pipe that is jointless and corrosion-resistant.