How CIPP Pipe Lining Works

At Pipeshark, trenchless pipe lining in Philadelphia, PA, is becoming quite popular with clients throughout the area. We use cameras to detect problems in a none-invasive way and Cured-In Place Pipe (CIPP) to remedy many of the issues we discover. The result is a sewer line you can count on for years to come.

What is CIPP Pipe Lining

CIPP pipe lining in Philadelphia, PA, is the modern solution for broken, cracked, or leaking pipes. It makes use of a liner to construct a new pipe inside of the original line. Popular and effective, this technique uses a camera to locate the exact problem and allows us to make sure your pipes are not blocked by debris. Next, the new lining is pulled into place. Once cured, you have a reliable pipe that will hold up for years to come.

Save Time and Money

Cast iron pipe lining in Philadelphia, PA, replaces the old methods that used to have a long wait for the repairs to be made along with a lot of digging on your property that ruins the landscaping. This modern “no-dig” option saves time. We can have your repairs completed in hours rather than days, and with less digging, or the need to replace your landscaping, less labor is needed. This saves you money.

High-Quality Results

Unlike traditional pipe line repairs, our CIPP sewer pipe lining in Philadelphia, PA, is seamless. This means it is less likely to have roots penetrate the line. It is also less prone to cracking or corrosion. Best of all, it can last for 50 years or more.
Pipeshark is one of the leading pipe lining companies in Philadelphia, PA, that you can count on for quick and easy repairs to your sewer line. Call us to schedule an inspection today.

Sewer Pipe Inspection in Reading is the way

Why you should go for video pipe inspection in Reading


sewer inspectionWe all know the disaster a clogged or broken sewer system can bring. It is important to ensure that the plumbing and drainage system of any facility, be it commercial property or individual homes, are thoroughly maintained and inspected regularly.
However, that may not be possible under certain circumstances. System inspection and maintenance may prove to be an expensive affair and time consuming. Also, some areas where the pipes are laid may be difficult to access thereby allowing repairs, inspections or cleaning. Read more

PipeShark Recently Attended a 2 Day Training on New Pipe Lining Equipment in VA

Trenchless pipe repair and trenchless pipe replacement are relatively new industries as plumbing goes.  Pipe lining and pipe bursting are two trenchless technologies which make it possible to fix a broken sewer line or a broken drain line without digging the whole pipe up.  Pipe lining technology (also called “cured in place piping” or “CIPP” is evolving as manufacturers develop different lining felts or fiberglass lining and different epoxies and resins to meet challenges typically found in trenchless sewer repair.  To keep on top of these changes a plumbing company needs to be pretty involved in the trenchless industry, or they will soon be left behind.  Pipeshark recently attended a national show focused on sewer lines, drain lines, and all facets of their repair, maintenance and installation.  Some of the changes on display included new pipe lining materials and installation equipment.  Pipeshark followed up this expo with further equipment reviews and then committed to make a significant purchase of new pipe lining installation equipment from Maxliner.  This new equipment uses lower air pressures to install pipe liners slowly so more epoxy is carried onto the piping.  Then a portable boiler and pump system circulates hot water through the pipe lining  to cure the epoxy quicker and with more certainty.  That all translates to a better pipe lining job with less down time for the client.

Pipeshark travelled to Maxliner’s facilities in Southern Virginia to spend two days March 18-19th learning how to use their pipe lining materials and equipment to produce consistently good results.  Included in the training were practices to ensure the safety of Pipeshark personnel as well as the safety of their clients.  Pipeshark is committed to ongoing training such as this to make sure they stay at the forefront of the trenchless industry.

What is Pipe Lining in Philadelphia PA?

Pipe lining is lining the inside of an existing piping with a fiberglass and epoxy layer which will seal up any holes or cracks and give the old pipe additional strength.  We are certified Perma-Liner pipe lining installers.  Unlike a lot of pipe lining suppliers, Perma-Liner actually designs their own materials and continuously carries out research on improving their process.  The biggest plus this technology has over pipe bursting is that can often be done from just one point of access.  So, for example, if your old piping is leaking under the street, it may be possible to repair it without the extra expense of digging the road up.  It is also good for piping that is not buried underground but is inaccessible, such as behind cabinets or wood paneling.  The disadvantage compared to pipe bursting is that it lines whatever is there.  So making sure the old pipe is very clean is very important.  If a root or a stone is left in the pipe, the new lining will simply roll over it and leave you with a non-leaking reinforced pipe that has a bump or hill in it. In a drain or sewer line, things can catch on this and cause a blockage.  So you need to weigh out the savings of a second point of access against the benefits of a brand new pipe.

May need to see inside the old piping to make the best choice.

Typically to make the best decision you need to see inside the pipe so you know what you are working with.  We have state of the art video equipment designed to see inside your sewer or drain with enough clarity so you can confirm you have a problem and you can see whether it is a better candidate for pipe bursting or pipe lining.  The video is digital so you can now view it on your computer which is much more convenient than the old VHS systems.