Buried beneath your yard a drain line carries away everything you put down drains in your home. Drain pipes, like any other pipe, potentially develop clogs and leaks. Root intrusion, shifts in the soil, accumulation of grease or debris, or age alone once meant trenching down to repair a drain line leak. TDT has a better option: Cured In Place Pipe repair.
Drain line leak warning signs
A drain line leak doesn’t happen all of a sudden. It gets worse over time. You’ll first notice water draining more slowly then usual. Or, gurgling noises from your toilet. Ultimately, a drain line leak can cause a foul smell, soft spots in your yard, or even a sinkhole.
The older your pipes, the more likely you are to have a problem. Instead of trenching your yard to access and repair, CIPP (Cured In Place Pipe) repair, also known as epoxy pipe lining, allows for work to be done from within your existing pipe.
Cured In Place Pipe repair
CIPP is a jointless, seamless drain line repair method that’s essentially a pipe-within-a-pipe. The process not only gives you new flow without any trenching, but the epoxy lining improves flow and resists resists root intrusion better than the original pipe. Once complete, CIPP repairs last fifty years or longer.
Cured In Place Pipe drain line repair limitations
Unlike TDT’s ePipe, which coats every supply line pipe in your home, CIPP repairs specific problem areas, not the entire drain line. CIPP can correct many drain line repair issues, but not all of them.
If your pipe is more than two inches out of alignment, CIPP may not be effective. If your pipe has lost complete integrity, CIPP cannot bring it back. CIPP is best used on straight runs; corners require special methods that may not work in your specific situation.
Is CIPP right for you?
That’s why your first step is having your drain lines examined by professionals like TDT. Their Cured In Place Pipe epoxy drain line repair method provides strength of new pipe without the inconvenience and mess of “dig and replace” pipe repair methods.