Pipe Lining, the Best Way to Repair Vertical Roof Drains
Pipe lining works well with vertical drains. In fact, it is the most affordable and least intrusive method you can choose. Aging cast iron pipes are an ongoing and common problem for tenants and owners of high-rises. These types of materials have a lifespan of about 30 years. After that, they develop vertical cracks that cause leaks that can damage your building and smell awful.
The Basics of Pipe Lining
Pipe lining is the most modern and efficient method for refurbishing old pipes, drains and sewer lines. Though the technology has been around for a number of years, it is not well known. But because of its many advantages, it is becoming the method of choice for smart home and building owners.
Don’t get confused because the process uses several names. It is all the same thing. Common ways to refer to it are:
- Pipe lining
- Cured-In-Place Pipe, or CIPP
The method is simple. Our trained technicians find the best entry point and create a new pipe-within-a-pipe that restores its functionality. A special fiber tube is saturated with epoxy resin. This is blown into the old pipe or pulled into it. Then the fabric tube is inflated for three or four hours while the resin hardens. At that point, your new pipe is ready to use!
Your New Pipe Is Durable and Strong
This new pipe meets or exceeds all industry standards. It is effective at sealing cracks, stopping leaks and fixing tears, bubbles and blisters that were causing problems before the vertical drain lining was done.
Your new pipe is actually stronger than what you had before because the old pipe acts as a protective shell around the new one. This is one added layer against the elements.
You don’t need to worry that the new pipe is reducing the capacity or flow speed of your new pipe. The reduction is about 5%. Experts say this isn’t enough to limit the flow or overall capacity and isn’t noticeable.
Less Mess, Less Time
The best part of vertical drain lining is the fact that at most only one or two holes must be dug to gain access to underground pipes. That’s why the process is often called trenchless or no-dig.
That means you don’t have to pay to put the landscaping back the way it was before the pipe lining was done, like you do with conventional line repair work. This restoration can add significantly to the overall cost of the job.
For interior work, there is no need to tear down walls or floors. This means you and the tenants in the building don’t experience the inconvenience of major renovation. The work is done quickly, with less noise and less mess. Forget noisy jackhammers and cement saws.
The Benefits to Your When You Use Vertical Drain Lining
Vertical drain lining offers a wide range of benefits to home and business owners. Just like any cured-in-place or subterranean pipe lining method, it offers the benefits of speed, convenience, durability and cost-effectiveness. Your vertical drains are restored and guaranteed for over 50 years.
Here is a list of benefits that vertical drain lining gives you:
- It seals all types of holes and cracks.
- It fills missing pipes.
- It works or infiltration and exfiltration.
- It is a quick process, with the resin drying in 2 to 4 hours.
- The materials are engineered for 100 years.
- You get a 50-year warranty.
- Only certified pipe lining materials are used, so you know they are the highest quality.
- It works for vertical wet-dry stacks in apartments, condos and other high-rise buildings.
- It can smooth out big offsets.
- It is effective for sealing bottomless cast iron.
- It works well for roof drain vertical pipes.
- It works under slab pipelines.
- It is effective for sealing storm drain lines.
- It works for a range of diameters, from 2” to 12”.
- It is more affordable than conventional digging methods and there are no cleanup costs.
If you are dealing with worn-out, damaged, leaking, cracked or deteriorating vertical drains, trenchless pipe repair can fix them. Give our experts a call today to find out how Blue Works can help you with vertical roof drain repair.