Minneapolis Water & Sewer Systems

Monday, May 7, 2012

How Does Sewer Lining Work?

The process of sewer lining can help fix a pipe without the need for excessive digging. Instead of replacing a pipe with another pipe, your existing pipe housing is used and a "thread" soaked in resin is inserted into your pipe using a probe. When the probe is pulled out and the sewer lining thread is left intact, the thread hardens and becomes a sort of "pipe within a pipe." Your pipe once again will function normally, and you'll see the benefits of a pipe repair without the mess of a full pipe replacement.

Gene's Water & Sewer has been serving the Twin Cities metro for over 35 years, performing trenchless sewer repairs using sewer lining methods and technologies. Contact us today at (612) 781-3737, or complete our free sewer lining estimate form online.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

FAQs about Sewer Lining

Trenchless sewer repair allows us to perform repairs to sewer pipes that are not as disruptive as full replacements. Instead of digging up an entire pipe to replace, we can instead use a sewer lining to repair the broken or worn parts of the pipe without replacing the whole thing. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about sewer lining and how it is used in trenchless sewer repair.

Which pipes can be lined?
A number of different pipe types can be repaired with sewer liner. PVC, ductile iron, concrete, clay, or cast iron -- all can be lined.

How long does a sewer liner last?
The life expectancy of a sewer liner is approximately 50 years.

Can spot repairs be performed?
Yes! The advantage of performing trenchless repairs is that only the damaged parts of the pipe have to be repaired, and no major digging is required to make those repairs happen.

Interested in learning more about how sewer lining can help repair your pipe? Give Gene's Water & Sewer a call today at (612) 781-3737.