CGA has been approached by city staff at multiple Iowa municipalities and asked this question:
What is Sewer Lining, and Do You Need It?
WHAT IS IT?
sanitary sewer | pipelines | municipalities | streets | underground utilities
In the lifespan of sewer pipes, damage and corrosion are inevitable, leading to cracks, blockages, and a host of other complications. However, sewer pipe lining offers a less intrusive and more cost-effective solution for renovating these pipes, bypassing the need for full-scale excavation and replacement. This innovative approach extends the lifespan of the pipes while ensuring minimal disruption to driveways, roads, and lawns. This technique not only expedites the repair process but also yields substantial cost savings for municipalities when compared with conventional pipe replacement methods.
HOW’S IT DONE?
lining | installation | trenchless | pipes | cameras | tubing
The sewer lining process allows repairs to be made from the surface. Existing manholes and piping are left undisturbed. A pliable liner is inserted through the manhole entry points into the piping. The liner is then inflated, enabling it to mold to the interior of the pipe. This creates a new, smooth interior surface that reduces infiltration and improves flow. Through this process, sewer lining not only boosts the overall functionality of your sewer system but also significantly extends its operational lifespan.
DO YOU NEED IT?
yes | maybe | no
That’s a good question! It takes a little more information to determine if sewer pipe lining will be a recommended solution. Overall, it’s an effective and efficient way to repair damaged or deteriorated sewer pipes. If you’re experiencing sewer problems, it’s worth considering this option as a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to traditional pipe replacement. Our professional engineering team can assess your pipes and make recommendations. Start the process by contacting me today using the form below!
Don Moore, P.E. | Water/Wastewater Project Manager