If you’re like many Englewood, Colorado residents, you’ve experienced the hardship of sewer line breakdowns first hand. The underground mains below Englewood and Littleton have recently been the focus of discussion as city officials are forced to raise rates and propose tax hikes to cover the cost of extensive repairs to the failing sewer system.
Historic homes and businesses in the city are also impacted by the effects of aging sewer connections. Homeowners in the Arapahoe Acres Historic District – with its unique collection of modern post-World War II homes – must balance the need for replacement of 60-year-old sewer connections with preservation of historic structures and landscaping.
For the many medical facilities in the Englewood area, these sewer problems raise additional concerns. How do you ensure a sanitary environment for your patients if the sewer backs up? Will you need to close your practice while sewer repairs are completed? Can you protect your samples from contamination?
Traditional sewer repairs, in which a trench is dug to expose the pipe, often take weeks of excavation to complete the repair. Foundation walls, property structures, and landscaping must all be removed, then tons of dirt moved aside to provide access to the damaged sewer connection.
Pipe Lining for Sewer Line Repair
Sewer pipe lining is a new sewer pipe repair technology that allows damaged sewer lines to be repaired in place. It could save you thousands of dollars in expensive and disruptive repairs. Instead of digging up the entire damaged sewer pipe, we locate existing access points and clear just enough to reach them. We inflate a flexible tube coated with an epoxy residue inside of the sewer pipe and leave it to cure, creating a new sewer pipe inside the old one. This process, which usually only takes a few hours, is often referred to as “Cured-in-Place Pipe” or CIPP. The resulting CIPP is both root and corrosion resistant and can last for over 10 years.
Sewer pipe lining isn’t just for lateral sewer lines. Vertical pipes inside your building can also be lined to repair the damage. In multi-story buildings, this can prevent a massive, multi-floor repair project that requires you to shut down a large portion of the building. Instead, access points are cut at either end of the sewer pipe and the repair is completed quickly and easily right inside the wall. Businesses can continue to function almost normally. For Englewood area medical providers, this allows the facility to continue serving patients with little to no interruption of service.
Sewer Pipe Lining for Water Line Repair
In addition to sewer lines, pipe lining is also an effective solution for damaged drinking water connections. The epoxy coating is blown into the water lines and allowed to cure to form an evenly coated barrier that is safe for potable water. The coating also prevents dangerous metals from leeching into the water from an old pipe, and its smooth surface improves water flow.
Snowbridge, Inc. offers customized sewer pipe lining solutions for every home and business. We can make your sewer or water repair as quick and painless as possible. Contact us for more information on Sewer Pipe Lining in the Englewood, Colorado Area today!