No Dig Pipe Repair System
Imagine a surgeon inserting a stent into a heart artery. These stents enable weak arteries to continue flowing normally and prevent the heart from future problems. Much like a stent, Alternative Plumbing uses the PipePatch proactive approach that provides an effective structural Point Repair. When compared to digging or lining an entire pipe, our PipePatch No Dig system only repairs areas that require rehabilitation—saving time, investments, materials and hours of labor. By not lining an entire pipe, we are able to efficiently make multiple repairs and remain environmentally friendly. As infrastructure constantly requires maintenance, a point repair is the number one solution for structurally rehabilitating pipes!
Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP)
CIPP Cured-In-Place Point Repair is a process where a liner is inserted into a pipe impregnated with a thermosetting resin, which is expanded and cured to form a tight-fitting liner within the host pipe, a pipe within a pipe. The CIPP process incorporates the existing pipeline into the finished product to produce improved performance of the original pipeline. Although cure times vary due to host pipe material and temperatures, PipePatch is typically cured in 1 to 3 hours.
Point Repair is PipePatch’s cost saving process of lining only the areas that require repair versus lining the entire length of pipeline. PipePatch’s point repair system not only saves material costs but also man-hours. Depending on the pipes diameter, PipePatch requires only 1 to 3 technicians to complete a repair.
PipePatch restores structural integrity to damaged pipes and exceeds Specification ASTM F1216 for Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP). This Specification requires our materials to be tested for a minimum service life of 50 years. Our fully cured resin serves as a barrier between the damaged pipe and the flow, or as a stand-alone pipe.
Increased Flow Capacity
PipePatch provides the least reduction of all point repair methods used to rehabilitate pipes. When cured, PipePatch is only 1/8 inch thick. The smooth interior of our product with tapered ends typically improves flow capacity. The smooth interior also provides excellent corrosion and abrasion resistance.
Pipe Patch NO DIG Sewer and Drain Repair System
Is PipePatch for Me? If you have a crack, break, or separation in a drain pipe 2" or larger in diameter, then PipePatch is definitely right for you. If conventional repair would require you to tear down walls, break up floors, or perform any other kind of demolition in order to access the pipe, then PipePatch can save you a substantial amount of money over traditional repair, and you won't have to deal with the headaches of restoration. So, if you smell sewer gas or experience sewer odor, have frequent sewer backups, or suspect a hidden leak, give us a call. Alternative Plumbing can determine whether PipePatch is right for you. We can perform a sewer or drain video inspection to inspect the damage from the inside of your pipes. And for the more difficult to find drain leaks, we can perform our Smoke Test.
RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS - PIPE PATCH
Water and tree roots entering a sewer line through holes, breaks and joint failures can significantly reduce the performance of the sewer system both from the residence to the city service main line causing costly excavation and repair. By utilizing the PipePatch system with it’s exceptional bonding properties you can significantly reduce this infiltration and leakage by restoring function and flow within hours not days.
S1E manufactures solutions that offer homeowners a non-invasive alternative to repairing lateral lines and water infiltration. These tools not only save time and money, but provide a return on investment that far exceeds traditional dig and replace methods. Our products allow repairs without digging or permits--what traditionally could take days, only takes hours.
Possible PipePatch Applications should be used to repair broken drain pipes which run underground, inside the walls, or through the floor. It can be used to repair drain pipes that are 2″ or larger in diameter,(we are currently in the process of accessing lines as small as 1 ½" in diameter) including:
· Cast iron pipes
· Clay pipes
· Copper pipes
· PVC pipes
· Pool Lines
· Drain Lines
· Sewer Lines
· Vent Lines
Using PipePatch can save the destruction of the following:
· Catch Basins
· Parking Lots