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May 16, 2024

Epoxy lining is a trenchless pipe repair method used to restore and rehabilitate damaged sewer pipes instead of digging them up. This is a more cost-effective and faster alternative to traditional sewer pipe replacement. It restores the structural integrity of sewer pipes without extensive excavation or demolition. If your sewer line is deteriorating, you may be wondering if epoxy lining is the right trenchless pipe repair option for you.

Here at Rooter Man Plumbing, we are experts in sewer pipe replacement, whole-house repiping, pipe repair, and more. We are familiar with all types of trenchless pipe repair methods. In this article, we will look into the advantages and downsides of epoxy lining to help you make an informed decision.

How Does Epoxy Lining Work

A flexible felt tube saturated with epoxy resin is inserted into the pipe. An inflatable bladder expands inside the liner, pressing the resin firmly against the old pipe walls. The epoxy cures, forming a smooth new interior lining within the existing pipe and restoring functionality without excavation.

Pros

  • Cost-Effective: Compared to traditional pipe replacement, epoxy pipe lining can cost 30% to 50% less. The shortened project duration reduces labor costs, which means you’ll pay much less. The cost of traditional pipe replacement may prompt many homeowners to shy away from replacing damaged sewer lines. Thankfully, the low cost of epoxy pipe lining makes it easy to restore deteriorating sewer pipes.
  • Non-Invasive: Epoxy lining takes a no-dig approach, meaning there’s no need to dig up the complete network of underground pipes. The process relies on accessing existing openings in the structure. This helps to reduce the timeline and labor costs it would take to complete the project. If you’re looking to fix damaged sewer lines in your home while preserving your beautiful landscape, epoxy pipe lining is the way to go.
  • Less Time Consuming: Epoxy pipe lining is completed much quicker than traditional pipe repair. Replacing damaged sewer lines the traditional way can take weeks, while trenchless pipe repair can be completed in a matter of hours. Just make sure to hire a trusted plumbing service to get the job done.
  • Long-Lasting Results: The epoxy resin-based material used in pipe lining cures and hardens into a durable and corrosion-resistant lining. Pipe lined with epoxy can last up to 50 years. Epoxy pipe lining is an excellent, long-term solution when done by a skilled and experienced plumbing service like Rooter Man Plumbing.

Cons

  • Limited Applicability: Epoxy lining isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. It might not be suitable for all types of pipe damage. For example, very large cracks, severe pipe collapses, or misaligned pipes might require traditional pipe replacement methods. It’s a good idea to consult with a professional plumbing repair service for professional recommendations.
  • Reduced Pipe Diameter: The epoxy lining does take up some space inside the existing pipe. Once the epoxy lining settles in, it creates a durable lining inside the damaged pipe but reduces the pipe diameter. This can lead to decreased water pressure and flow, especially in older or smaller-diameter pipes.

Who Should You Call For Epoxy Lining?

If you’re looking for a professional plumbing service that offers epoxy pipe lining and trenchless pipe replacement, call the skilled plumbers at Rooter Man Plumbing. Our knowledgeable and experienced plumbers will perform a comprehensive inspection using specialized cameras to determine if epoxy pipe lining is right for your situation. We also specialize in pipe bursting, repiping, leak repair, and many more.

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