Cured-In-Place Pipe Lining in St. Louis, MO
If you have a leaking, cracked, or damaged sewer line, you need it repaired right away! Our team is available 24/hours to get you scheduled for emergency service ASAP. We at Superior Sewer Co. are dedicated to providing St. Louis Metropolitan area businesses and homeowners with the best service.
Our professional technicians use our advanced sewer cameras to inspect your pipes, identify the best solution, and deliver fast, reliable repairs using Hammerhead Trenchless equipment. One common sewer pipe repair option is with a sewer liner. This less-invasive method is an alternative to complete pipe replacement and does not require the excavation of yards or tearing up driveways and sidewalks. Contact us today to see if sewer pipe lining is the right solution for your damaged sewer line!
What is CIPP Lining?
Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining is a specially-engineered synthetic material designed to line the interior of sewer pipes to restore damaged and weakened pipes rather than completely replace them. Previous repair techniques for underground pipes required extensive digging and landscape removal, but this trenchless (“no dig”) repair option using Hammerhead Trenchless equipment is less invasive, more efficient, and takes a fraction of the time by replacing sewer lines from the inside with high-strength epoxy resin. The pull-in-place epoxy liner adheres to your pipe and creates a new pipe inside of the existing one, restoring missing areas and closing cracks for long-lasting, leak-proof results.
Epoxy pipe lining is rustproof and corrosion-proof, and it can withstand elements such as storm damage, earthquake stress, and extreme temperatures. Sewer pipe lining can be a great trenchless repair solution for clay piping, cast iron, concrete, plastic, and PVC pipes.
CIPP might be the best solution if:
There is minimal damage to your sewer pipes
There is root intrusion in your sewer line
There are cracks throughout your pipes
What is the CIPP Lining Process?
Sewer pipe lining involves draining and heat-drying the line.
Soft, flexible epoxy-covered pipe tubing is inserted into the existing pipes.
Using compressed air, steam, or blue light LED technology, the tube is inflated and presses up against the existing pipes.
After a few hours, the epoxy cures and hardens, forming a new solid pipe within the existing pipe.
The inflatable tube is removed, leaving behind a repaired sewer line. This restoration seals leaks without reducing the diameter of the pipe.
Benefits of Cured-In-Place Pipe Lining
Along with providing the same dependable, long-lasting durability that past trenching methods offer, there are many reasons to consider trenchless pipe repair.
Eliminates the cost and destruction that come with digging up your yard
Your property is left in good condition, with little to no disruption to grass, flowers, and foliage
Keeps your sidewalks and driveway intact
Avoids damage to underground utilities
Works for horizontal, lateral, and vertical pipes
Prevents root intrusion
Works to eliminate piping erosion
Prevents additional cracks and leaks
The flow of the pipes can be improved
Shorter time without water at the home or business
Why Hire Our St. Louis Sewer Pipe Repair Experts
Our goal at Superior Sewer Co. is to help save our customers time and money. If your pipes are damaged, our experienced technicians use the latest plumbing technology to have a real-time look at what is happening within your sewer system. We will perform a video inspection to identify the line's condition and the type of material the pipes are made of.
With fully stocked trucks, we come prepared with everything we need to repair your sewer line the first time. A quick turnaround, transparent pricing, financing options, and friendly service are just some of the many reasons customers choose Superior Sewer for CIPP lining and trenchless sewer repair services in St. Louis.
Common Causes of Sewer Pipe Damage
Tree Roots in Sewer Line
As tree and shrub roots grow, they search for sources of water. Since sewer lines carry liquid waste, roots are naturally attracted to them, especially if there is already a small leak in the piping. Tree roots will wrap around and break into pipes to reach the water inside. Cracks can go from hairline fractures to full-blown ones that structurally weaken your sewer pipes. Even if you don’t have trees in your yard, a neighbor’s tree roots could easily make their way over to your plumbing system. Clay pipes, typically found in older St. Louis homes, are the most susceptible to damage from tree roots.
Sewer pipes will naturally deteriorate over time. Corrosion and sediment can build up and create leaks and blockages. Natural soil movement leads to sagging sewer lines, and the low spots can create repeat blockages, ruptures, or leaks.
Your plumbing system is sensitive, especially if you live in an older home. Your home’s sewage lines are equipped to handle water, waste, and toilet paper. You should avoid flushing anything that cannot properly disintegrate, such as paper towels, facial tissue, and “flushable” wipes. Even though companies market these products as flushable, they are thick and can clog your pipes. In the bathroom sink, tub, and shower, hair can build up and cause a blockage. In the kitchen, cooking oil, greases, and fats go down the drain as a liquid, but over time, they harden and can clog pipes. Food should also be kept out of your pipes; even if you have a garbage disposal, you should be careful about what you put down the drain. If you have a blockage, extra pressure is placed on sewer lines and can result in cracks and leaks.
Poor pipe installation is one of the factors that can cause sewer lines to freeze. During cold temperatures, frozen pipes can bust as a result of the expanding ice. Even if winter freeze-thaw cycles haven't affected your pipes in the past, several seasons of extreme temperature fluctuations can cause cracks and leaks.
How to Protect Your Sewer Line and Pipes
Depending on the pipes' material, you can expect sewer pipes to last a minimum of 60 years or longer. To help ensure that your pipes last long, you can care for and maintain your sewage system by:
Having your sewer inspected yearly - Hire a professional to conduct a camera inspection at least once a year to ensure your sewage system is in good working condition. It is always better to take care of small issues like corrosion or blockages before they get very serious.
Removing trees that are damaging your pipes - Although a root invasion in your pipes is likely due to an already-existing crack or leak, we still recommend removing the tree from the area after repairing or replacing the pipe to prevent root damage from happening again.
Contact Our St. Louis, MO Sewer Repair Company
Our thoroughly trained technicians can quickly get to your residential or commercial building to identify your pipe damage and assess the work required. Contact us today for high-quality trenchless sewer repair service and reliable, long-term results! Financing is available for this service.