CIPP Cured-In-Place Point Repair is a process where a liner is inserted into a pipe impregnated with a thermosetting resin, which is expanded and cured to form a tight-fitting liner within the host pipe, a pipe within a pipe. The CIPP process incorporates the existing pipeline into the finished product to produce improved performance of the original pipeline. Although cure times vary due to host pipe material and temperatures, PipePatch is typically cured in 1 to 3 hours.
Point Repair is PipePatch’s cost saving process of lining only the areas that require repair versus lining the entire length of pipeline. PipePatch’s point repair system not only saves material costs but also man-hours. Depending on the pipes diameter, PipePatch requires only 1 to 3 technicians to complete a repair.
PipePatch restores structural integrity to damaged pipes and exceeds Specification ASTM F1216 for Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP). This Specification requires our materials to be tested for a minimum service life of 50 years. Our fully cured resin serves as a barrier between the damaged pipe and the flow, or as a stand-alone pipe.
PipePatch provides the least reduction of all point repair methods used to rehabilitate pipes. When cured, PipePatch is only 1/8 inch thick. The smooth interior of our product with tapered ends typically improves flow capacity. The smooth interior also provides excellent corrosion and abrasion resistance.
Is PipePatch for Me? If you have a crack, break, or separation in a drain pipe 2" or larger in diameter, then PipePatch is definitely right for you. If conventional repair would require you to tear down walls, break up floors, or perform any other kind of demolition in order to access the pipe, then PipePatch can save you a substantial amount of money over traditional repair, and you won't have to deal with the headaches of restoration. So, if you smell sewer gas or experience sewer odor, have frequent sewer backups, or suspect a hidden leak, give us a call. The Pipe Doctor can determine whether PipePatch is right for you. We can perform a sewer or drain video inspection to inspect the damage from the inside of your pipes. And for the more difficult to find drain leaks, we can perform our Smoke Test.
Possible PipePatch Applications PipePatch should be used to repair broken drain pipes which run underground, inside the walls, or through the floor. It can be used to repair drain pipes that are 2″ or larger in diameter,(we are currently in the process of accessing lines as small as 1 ½" in diameter) including:
Sewer clean out installation and sewer cleaning before camera and PipePatch
Sewer root clearing
Sewer video camera inspection
Preparing the PipePatch