No Dig Pipe Repair – Everything You Need to Know
August 21, 2023
At Red Cap, we’re proud to bring the latest technology in Pipe Repair straight to your home. We’ve received many questions about what this No-Dig or Trenchless Pipe Repair process entails, who can receive this service, and more. We talked with our No-Dig specialist and Red Cap Family Member, Brian, to bring you the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Read more to see what Brian has to say about this awesome service!
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Can any pipe be repaired with this technology?
No-Dig repairs are only for sewer lines. Typically, the pipes are located under people’s homes. The advantage to the homeowner, is we do not have to cut open their floors to do the repair. Unfortunately, this process is not available for pools at this time.
What is the process of No-Dig Pipe Repair?
The process is done from outside the home and by pulled toilets. We first use our specialized machines to descale the pipes. We remove all the rust and build-up (scale) from the pipe. Then, we use our high-pressure jetter to flush all of the scale out of the pipes.
We use a hot air dryer that is specifically designed for this purpose. Depending on the condition of the pipe, we have two different ways to do the repair. If there are only small cracks in the pipes, we use epoxy resin. We use the heat dryer to dry it, then we sand the pipe down with the sand paddles that are attached to the machine. Lastly, we use white epoxy that goes on top. When the epoxy sets, the pipes will be similar in density to brand-new PVC lines. This comes with a 10-year material warranty with a two-year warranty.
If there are breaks or large cracks in the pipe, we will still complete the descaling process, but instead of lining the pipes with epoxy resin, we shoot a Perma Liner sleeve from the exterior of the home to the inside. We then insert a cal tube, which is almost like a balloon. It inflates to push the sleeve against the pipe. The sleeve molds itself to the old pipe, and when it sets, it will also be like a new PVC pipe.
Does the material of the existing pipe matter?
Mostly, the pipes that we rehabilitate are cast iron, but we can do it on other types of pipe materials. However, it is always done on sewer lines, drain lines under the home, or in some cases, the sewer from the house to the city tap.
Which homes benefit from No-Dig Pipe Repair the most?
Most homes that we do this work on are built before 1975. Those are the homes most likely to have cast iron drain lines.
Can I get a free estimate?
At Red Cap, we provide customers with a free estimate for these jobs. We do not provide pricing before seeing the job because we are never sure what will be needed at each property.”
If you're considering Pipe Repair, our Red Cap No-Dig specialists are ready to assist you with their expertise and professionalism. Experience the convenience and efficiency of our No-Dig Pipe Repair service, and let Red Cap keep your pipes flowing smoothly for years to come. Contact us today for your free estimate, and discover how we can enhance your home's comfort and plumbing system!
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