At Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing, we have the technology to recommend trenchless methods, such as pipe bursting and pipe lining, as the new standard of solutions for our customers across Seattle. Our team understands that no two projects are the same, and because of this, we are dedicated to working carefully with each of our customers in order to ensure that their needs are addressed.
Jim Dandy’s Sewer & Plumbing Trenchless Sewer & Pipeline Solutions
Our trenchless solutions are customizable and specialized for a number of scenarios based on what our team has encountered over our years of business in the industry.
Pipe lining is a minimally invasive, cost-effective, and eco-friendly way to rehabilitate your existing pipes without the mess of conventional repairs. First, an initial inspection of the pipe is performed by means of a high definition, full-color, and self-leveling sewer camera. Second, the pipes are thoroughly cleaned utilizing hydro-jetting or mechanical methods. After the pipe is cleaned and excess debris is removed, the pipe can now be lined. Finally, after the pipe has been lined, the branch lines that were covered over will have to be robotically reinstated or reopened with our state of the art reinstatement equipment.
With limited digging and destruction, pipe lining is a minimally invasive process that doesn’t produce hazardous waste. Pipe lining is accomplished by inserting an epoxy saturated felt tube into the pipe, inflating it and letting it cure in place. After the liner has cured, the result is a brand-new pipe within the old pipe with an expected lifespan of at least 50 years.
Cured-In-Place Pipe Lining
Cured-in-place pipe lining is a new form of trenchless technology that is used to rehabilitate deteriorated or damaged pipelines with materials based on resin and polyester reinforcements. The CIPP liners that we install are a jointless, seamless, pipe-within-a-pipe with the capability to rehabilitate pipes ranging in diameter from 0.1–2.8 meters. These materials have used for more than 25 years for restoring pipelines and are well proven. This process is versatile and practical and can be used to fix a number of different problems in various situations, including:
- Can be installed from the cleanout to the main sewer line
- Can fix vertical rainwater pipes from the roof to the ground
- Can re-line partial lateral lines
- Can rehabilitate pipelines up to 3, 4, 6, and 8 inches in diameter
Not only can the cured-in-place pipe lining system be installed in pipelines with multiple bends and curves, we can also adjust the thickness of the resin based on structural damage and pipeline diameter to suit the specifications of the pipe.
Another version of the CIPP lining process, the cured-in-place pipeline (CIPP) air inversion system, utilizes a similar combination of patented resin formulas and reinforced polyester but installs it in a different process. The liner is inverted from within the pipe, allowing the resin to migrate into cracks and bond the liner material with the existing host pipe. This full liner bonding process eliminates future water infiltration and root intrusion. The lining process is more affordable than the trenchless methods of digging trenches to fix the pipes, making CIPP lining and inversion processes extremely reliable and consumer-friendly.
Pipe bursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried pipelines without extensive excavation and pipe-laying. Professional pipe bursting is often considered the final solution for severely damaged and fully compromised sewage systems. This process can also be used to replace smaller pipes with larger ones through upsizing. During this method, a constant-tension winch guides the pipe bursting tool through the host pipe. The rear expander displaces host pipe fragments into the surrounding soil, while the tool pulls in the new polyethylene pipe. In addition, this process generally costs less than the conventional replacement through the open cut method.
Pipe bursting is the intentional breaking of severely damaged sewer systems with trenchless techniques to make way for replacement systems. More efficient and safer than traditional, digging replacement operations, today’s trenchless pipe bursting methods make use of mechanically applied force and high-grade bursting heads. Modern pipe bursting can be completed in a matter of hours. Pipe bursting is the ideal technique to use for the rehabilitation and replacement of utility lines such as gas lines, water lines, sewer lines, telephone lines, and power lines. This applies to various pipeline materials as well, including clay, concrete, cast iron, and PVC pipe.
In addition, virtually none of the planet’s natural gases or elements, such as mold or asbestos, are exposed using trenchless technologies, making the process safe for residents and homeowners after the job is complete. This makes pipe bursting an effective and affordable way to replace your sewer line at a fraction of the cost of a full excavation of the system.
Point Repair is a method of repairing a burst pipe without digging an unsightly trench, making this method of repairing a sewer line less expensive than other methods and serves as a more precise iteration of CIPP lining.
Instead of digging a trench, our trained technicians use pipe lining or pipe bursting technology. A flexible pipe is inserted into the existing damaged pipe. This inserted pipe is installed by just digging one hole and therefore does not require major excavation, or the need to dig a trench. This is why it is also sometimes called trenchless technology or point repair because it typically requires the plumber to just create one hole or access point. Once the flexible pipe is placed into the existing damaged sewer line, the flexible pipe is blown with a resin and inflated. The resin cures over several hours and hardens within the existing pipe, creating a new damage free pipe.
Trenchless technology using Point repair using this pipe lining method will save thousands of dollars in excavation fees and protect your landscaping, sidewalks and other important features on your property. One of the main reasons many homeowners are now embracing trenchless sewer lining repair with their home sewer pipes is the efficiency of these repairs, especially when compared to traditional, trenching options. These cured-in-place applications can typically be completed in a mere matter of hours, saving you both time and labor costs.
Our point repair trenchless technology system is approved by government agencies worldwide for rehabilitation of sewer pipelines and storm drains without excavation. Jim Dandy’s Sewer & Plumbing trenchless repair method can be performed in as little as 2 hours and in most cases does not require bypass pumping. Most sewers are less than 6% damaged. Our trenchless technology point repair sewer repair system can repair the damaged pipe area and restore the sewer to its original capacity. Most of all the point repair system can save the customer 50% or more based on conventional methods. This can be a huge relief especially to our customers living historic neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Green Lake, Ballard, and Beacon Hill, as many of these neighborhoods have old sewer lines that have not been repaired in many years.
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