Ask an Austin Leak Detection Expert About Slip Lining Pipe Repair

Non-Invasive Approach to Pipe Repair

You may have heard of slip lining as an option for pipe repair in passing, but how much did you actually learn about it? You never know when something is going to happen to your plumbing, so it would be a good idea to know ahead of time one option you have for repair.

Slip lining is a non-invasive approach to fixing your pipes. Non-invasive means we don’t have to rip apart any landscaping or foundation to get to the problem area.

We do need to throw caution to the wind, though. Some circumstances will not allow a trenchless method like slip lining to be performed. However, at Radiant Plumbing we promise that we will use the least destructive method whenever possible.

So, slip lining – how does it work? We install a carrier pipe into a host pipe that grouts the annular space between the two and seals the ends. This process stops leaks and restores the pipe’s structural integrity.

But wait, there’s more. There are two different slip-lining methods we could use for repair – continuous and segmental. The only significant difference between the two is what type of piping material is used in the process. We’ll break it down for you

Slip Lining Methods

  1. Continuous slip lining: A long carrier pipe, a high density polyethylene for example, is pulled through a host pipe at an insertion point and continues all the way to a receiving point.
  2. Segmental slip lining: In this case, a bell and spigot pipe, like an FRP or PVC, is used. The pipe is lowered into place, pushed against the existing pipe, and then moved along the inside of the corridor.

Both options grout the space and seal the ends, getting your pipes back to working like new!

Not sure if slip lining is the best method for your specific problem? Give Radiant Plumbing a call! We will help guide you in the right direction and repair anything you need right on the spot. Call us today!

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