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Philadelphia Pipe Lining Service | Sewer Drain Water Pipe Relining | Broken Pipe Rehabilitation | Pipelining

July 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Back-ups & Pipe Lining

You’ve Got Problems

Backups from Roots

Backups From Roots

Root infiltration catching on waste causing sewage backups

Rusted or Broken Pipes

Rusted or Broken Pipes

Rough edges from corroded cast iron pipe or broken edges catching waste causing blocked drains

Leaking Sewer Pipes

Leaking Sewer Pipes and Roof Drain In High-Rise Apartments

Corroded cast iron pipes in walls causing water damage and foul odors

Dislocated Joints

Dislocated Joints

Offset joints or separated pipe connections causing backups or sand infiltration

We’ve Got Solutions

CIP Pipe Lining

Pipe Lining

Cured-In-Place pipe lining takes only 3 hours to install has a 50-year warranty avoids excavation mess no need to relocate residents or business tenants

Pipe Within A Pipe

Pipe Within A Pipe

The new dinner pipe is as strong as PVC reduces inner diameter by only 5% is extremely smooth permanently stops backups and leaks

Must-See 3 Minute Video!

A crash-course about pipe re-lining from the owner

Water Leaks

Hot or Cold Water Leaks

Pinhole leaks in corroded copper pipes causing slab leaks discolored water lead contamination and low flow

Epoxy Pipe Lining

Epoxy Pipe Lining

The inner pipe is scoured and then coated with patented food grade epoxy which seals leaks and stops corrosion

Manhole Rehabilitation

Manhole Rehabilitation

Water infiltration and exfiltration problems or physical disintegration of manholes



Application of tough epoxy coatings to permanently protect manholes from chemical and physical deterioration

PIPE LINING: Are you sewer pipes backing up from root infestation, or from missing pipe floors or broken sewer pipes? Are your apartment rain-leaders leaking into walls of condominiums? Modern pipe replacement installs a new pipe inside of the old pipe. It only takes 3 hours, has a 50 year warranty and is as strong as repiping with new pipe. We only need one entry point to install the new pipe liner, usually from a rooftop or a small access hole dug outside the building. Compared to old-fashioned excavation, it’s cheaper, faster and cleaner.  Click Pipe Lining to learn more.

EPOXY PIPE LINING: All throughout Philadelphia PA, pinhole leaks in copper pipes create slab leaks and leaking galvanized pipes cause water damage and lead leaching into drinking water. Epoxy pipe rehabilitation coats the inside of potable water pipes with EPA approved food-grade epoxy which permanently seals all leaks. It is widely used in hospitals, hotels, home, factories, aircraft carriers, oil pipelines and apartment high-rises. Click Epoxy Pipe Lining to learn more.

PIPE BURSTING & SLIP LINING: In some circumstances, pipes cannot be lined. Sometimes pipe bursting is used, which involves the physical destruction and outward displacement of the old pipe followed simultaneously by the installation of a new pipe with the same or wider diameter inside the newly created void. In other cases, a new pipe can simply be pulled into the old pipe, thereby reducing the internal diameter somewhat. Click Pipe Bursting / Slip Lining to learn more.

MANHOLE REHABILITATION: Are you experiencing water infiltration or sewer exfiltration? Are your Philadelphia PA sewer manholes disintegrating? We offer both physical manhole rehabilitation with fiberglass linings as well as epoxy and polymeric manhole rehabilitation.Click Manhole Rehab to learn more.

We are one of the largest resources for trenchless pipe repair, repiping and relining services in Pennsylvania. Most people have never had to deal with Pipelining because blocked drain problems only occur once in their lifetime. But cities and corporations have been Pipelining for over 40 years, and the same technology was introduced to small diameter pipe for home owners, condo owners, apartment buildings, shopping centers, small businesses and anyone else with pipe problems around 12 years ago.

All of our materials have a 50 year warranty and meet ASTM 1216 specifications for air-inversion lining and ASTM specifications of pull-in-place lining. Repiping, relining and CIPP works on copper, concrete, clay, cast iron, steel and other common plumbing pipes. The most common pipes that need to be replaced are sewer lines and water lines, but all plumbing pipe can be replaced without digging.

Need Pipe Replacement?  Don’t Excavate!

Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) or Trenchless Pipe Replacement has been around for 30 years and has been used for large diameter pipe rehabilitation by municipalities and commercial entities worldwide. But about 12 years ago small diameter pipe lining was perfected and has been in use in homes, hotels, apartments, ships, hospitals, and basically anyplace that needed repiping. Our Perma-Liner brand of trenchless technology has a 50-year warranty and only takes hours to install, and costs less than pipe replacement.

Any broken or rusted pipe can be relined, including concrete culvert pipes, copper water pipes, cast iron sewer pipes, PVC drains, clay VCP pipe, steel or corrugated pipe. The new inner liner creates a single seamless pipe with no joints and thus prevents water and sand infiltration, root intrusion and all pipe erosion and corrosion.

Signs of damaged pipe include discolored water, frequent backups, sand in water, slow flow, strange pipe noises when flushing and clogs. If caught in time before the entire damaged pipe collapses, trenchless pipelining can restore the pipe for 50 years.

Need a free estimate for trenchless pipe rehabilitation and pipelining: Contact Us

Recent Philadelphia PA Job:  High Rise Trenchless Sewer Pipe Re-Lining on Market St.

Symptoms: Sewer drain backups, toilets flooding into offices
Problem: Rusted cast iron sewer pipes with missing pipe floor: No-Dig Pipe Rehab Needed.
Location: Market St., Philadelphia PA

Like many businesses, a multi-story office tower needed to have their broken cast iron sewer pipes replaced due to missing pipe floors. The repeated drain backups were causing property damage and lost productivity as carpets and wooden flooring had to be replaced. Trenchless pipe lining was the fastest pipe replacement option for the pipe under the building and the sewer lateral going to the city sewer main line in the road.

Traditional digging and replacement of pipes would have meant that tenants would not have bathroom facilities for a couple of weeks. That would prove too inconvenient and could breach lease agreements. So the landlord opted to have their waste pipes lined instead. The pipe lining has a 50-year labor and materials warranty, and engineering tests estimated the actual life of the new pipe inside the old pipe would be closer to 100 years.

So Craftsman Pipe Lining located and accessed the sewer trunk line outside the building from where they were going to reline 80’ upstream under the building, and then 140’ downstream to where the property border was (the city is responsible for the remaining pipe rehabilitation from the property easement to the sewer main under the road). This type of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation work was scheduled to occur at night so there would be no sewer service downtime.

On the first night, the first section of pipe was re-lined, and a robotic cutter was sent into the pipe to cut open the connections where other pipes used to have connections. During the daytime the pipe was completely operational for use by the bathrooms in the office complex. The second night the next section of pipe was lined, and the service connections of adjoining pipes also cut open. So in two nights there was complete sewage pipe replacement that would have taken weeks to complete by excavation.

Recent Project: Sewer Main Line Pipe Rehabilitation (CIPP), Philadelphia PA

Type: 6”-10” VCP clay pipe sewer main lines under roads
Problem: cracks in clay pipe causing sinkholes from pipe collapses and root intrusion at pipe joints causing backups
Location: Mobile Home Community, 1000 Park Avenue, Philadelphia PA

We received an urgent call from a property manager at a large mobile home community in Philadelphia.  A sinkhole in the road was caused by broken clay sewage pipe that needs replacement. The community consists of 800 properties served by sewer main lines that have deteriorated over the last 40 years showing extensive root intrusion, water infiltration, cracked pipes and offset joints.  They were experiencing severe main sewer line back ups and flooding inside homeowners’ properties. The city was not responsible for pipe repairs as the community owned the entire property.

The pipe under the sinkhole was cleaned from within and a “point repair” or “sectional repair” pipe lining was installed where the missing pipe was. The new pipe was as hard as PVC and served as a stand-alone new pipe.

Further video inspection by Craftsman Pipe of the property of 22,000 feet of clay pipe showed 96 other problematic sewage pipe areas.

Initial estimates from plumbing companies to repipe all these drain pipes were in the $2 – $3 million range, but Craftsman recommendedmaking sectional/point repairs only in the areas that were having problems (saving at least $2 million dollars). Work was scheduled over 5 years to ease the assessments on the tenants, and since the sectional pipe lining technology from Perma-Liner allows flow to continue during the pipe relining, no bypass pumping was required.

Click here for a free estimate for pipe lining, pipe repair, trenchless pipe rehabilitation, manhole rehabilitation pipelining or pipe relining

Pipe Lining Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: Do you offer pipe lining in Germantown, PA?

Answer: Yes, we actually offer pipe lining service in New Jersey – Delaware, Pennsauken, Voorhees, Marple, Norristown, Warminster, and Willingboro, and depending on the job size will travel much further.

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