Pipe lining is one of the biggest breakthroughs in Trenchless Technology in the past 35 years. We offer a single access pipe relining system to rehabilitate existing commercial or residential laterals without the need of extensive digging and liability. You save time and money! Lateral Lining is cost-effective and fast. Our installers are able to line an existing pipeline without inverting into city sewer mains or disrupting above ground flow. Kaiser-Battistone uses the Perma-Liner™system to provide the specific equipment to ensure the project is completed on time ... everytime!
Trenchless "Cured in Place" Drain Lining
SEWER DRAIN PIPES are creating havoc for property owners. Sewers back up in homes over 750,000 times a year in North America due to aging lines, root intrusion, calcification and ground movement from seismic activity, costing homeowners millions of dollars in damage to their homes and landscaping, and millions more in increased taxes due to crumbling underground infrastructure of municipalities.
In addition to the expense and inconvenience, backed up sewage in the home creates health risks such as contamination from mold and harmful bacteria. Backups also cause sewers to overflow, spewing deadly waste into our streets, waterways and beaches. City governments pass on these ever-increasing water clean-up and treatment costs to you – the consumer.
- No destruction to your landscape and very little disruption of your normal routine.
- Significant cost savings over other methods such as sewer replacement.
- Lateral Lining restores structural integrity, prevents root intrusion and increases flow capacity.
- The lining process is warranted for as long as you own your home.
Trenchless technology has created an alternative to sewer drain replacement commonly referred to as Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP). CIPP is where a pipe is created “within the existing pipe” with special epoxy resins creating the structural strength of new pipes without damage to structures, floors, driveways, sidewalks, or landscaping. The process has been in use now for over 25 years. There are two primary types of applications, the ‘pull-in-place’ (PIP) method and the ’inversion’ method. Kaiser-Battistone specializes in the ‘inversion” method, where the liner is filled with epoxy, rolled up into the inversion tank and then blown into place from the point of entry as it is filled with air and cured-in-place. We also utilize the PIP method for smaller “point repairs”.
The Perma-Liner™ process consists of three steps. First the lines are evaluated with sewer cameras to determine what’s needed to resolve the problem. Next lines are cleaned. And lastly the liner is put into place. The end result is the creation of a smooth and seamless ‘pipe within a pipe.’ However, the newer pipe is better. Roots cannot penetrate the new “jointless” pipe. Calcification can no longer occur because the deposits will not adhere to the inner walls of the new epoxy barrier-lined pipe. Best of all, the whole process is done above ground, which means landscape, sidewalks,driveways, and floors remain undisturbed.
Millions of linear feet of drain lines have been saved using the inversion process. Kaiser-Battistone installers have the experience and advanced technical knowledge to meet your specific needs, regardless of the depth of the pipe or corrosive nature of the environment.
Aging Sewer Lines
Most homes built prior to the early 1970’s had residential sewer and drain lines composed of either cast iron, clay or even orangeberg. The primary problem seen is cracking and the bottom of the pipe rusting out. In most areas residents are responsible for the maintenance of their lines from house to the city saddle which is located within 18 inches of the city main. And of course residents are always responsible for the upkeep of their septic systems, including the main sewer line. The primary and extremely common problems seen in clay pipes are root intrusion at the joints and cracks. And this could be in sewer pipes as well as storm drain systems.
Root intrusion into sewer pipe systems is reported to cause 50% of all sewer blockages. Interference between trees and sewer systems is likely to occur in older systems and in cracked pipes. Factors that contribute to damage include older pipes with joints, shallow pipes, small-dimension pipes, and fast-growing tree species. Costs associated with caring for root intrusion in the past has been expensive and laborious and, unfortunately, is rarely a permanent fix.
Trenchless technology creates a seamless pipe which prevents infiltration and exfiltration, restores the structural integrity of the original pipe, and eliminates the joints which weaken and allow root intrusion.
Calcification in Sewer Lines
Over time, calcium deposits from water form a crusted coating called ‘calcification’ which clogs up household pipes and drain lines, especially when hard water is in use. Once pipes are lined with epoxy, calcification can no longer occur because the deposits cannot adhere to the interior walls of the new epoxy barrier pipe.
Identify the Problem by Sewer Camera
When you call to have us evaluate your sewer and drain lines the first thing we will do is schedule a camera. When we come to your home we will run a camera through your sewer main. The camera footage is recorded on DVD format and you are provided a copy of the DVD.. From here the technician will be able to evaluate your needs and recommend the best solution for your specific problem.
Clean the Pipes
Once the problem and solution are identified, the Trenchless process can begin. The first step is to clean out all roots and descale any calcite, etc. in order to return the pipe back to its original functioning diameter. To do this we either jet the lines or use cutting tools on an electric snake. Cast iron pipe may require additional preparation if the pipe is badly corroded or there is a void in the pipe.
Install the Liner
After the cleaning process is complete, the lining can begin. Based upon the solution you and your technician have decided upon, the length of liner needed is cut, a custom two part epoxy is mixed and poured in to permeate the felt liner. The saturated liner is then loaded into the inverter, blown in place, a bladder is inserted and inflated and the curing begins. Once the epoxy lining has cured, the bladder is extracted, leaving a complete structural pipe within a pipe. To insure that the job has been performed perfectly, a camera is done to inspect the work and you receive a copy of this as well.
Prevents Root Intrusion and Stops Leaks
Cured-in-place epoxy lining molds to the diameter of the host pipe or creates a pipe where there are gaps, literally creating a seamless pipe within a pipe. This eliminates the possibility of future root intrusion. In most cases when there are cracks, separation or root intrusion, sewage is seeping out below your home or into the yard. The lining process eliminates this problem today and for the foreseeable future.
Cured-in-place pipe actually increases flow capacity because the Trenchless pipe is smoother than old clay, cast iron, or orangeberg pipe. Calcification deposits will not adhere to the epoxy-lined walls; thus, flow is unimpeded, and future blockage from normal pipe use is prevented.
Little or No Digging or Destruction
Most of Kaiser-Battistone’s lateral rehabilitation techniques can be launched through cleanouts. Occasionally, we may have to dig a small hole to access the pipe which would be restored upon job completion. Above ground there are no huge piles of excavated dirt, no busted asphalt or concrete to repair, no traffic tie-ups, and no haggling with subcontractors over repair of the damage. You can tear up your floors, lawn and more, but why would you if you didn’t have to?
Offers the Structural Strength of New Pipes
The finished product withstands every corrosive environment, as well as the test of time, thus eliminating any future need for excavation. Resin formulas are custom-specified to meet customers’ special requirements. The Perma-Liner™system enhances the structural strength of host pipe and acts as a stand-alone pipe within a pipe, meeting or exceeding ASTM D790 Standards. The life expectancy of Perma-Liner™ is over 50 years.
Cost Effective Alternative to Sewer Drain Replacement
Replacing underground sewer drain pipe means costly excavation of slab foundations, flooring, sidewalks, streets, driveways and landscaping, only to have the same problems arise when roots grow back and calcification deposits build up again. Kaiser-Battistone has been using the Perma-Liner™system for over 10 years to restore drain lines to better-than-new condition, without destruction to property.
Lifetime Ownership Warranty
Once Perma-Liner™ process has been performed on your pipe system, the work is guaranteed for as long as you own your home. This means you will never again have to worry about the expense of repairing a leak or the potential insurance problems associated with leaks.