How do I know if I need to repair or replace my piping?
- Your house has low water pressure due to corrosion from hard water or other debris
- Drains backup when more than one fixture is turned on at the same time
- Pipes are leaking or corroded
- Water is discolored or rusty
- Sewage is backing up into your home or property
- You had your sewer cleaned and roots were removed from the line
- Hard water stains on water piping or around draining piping
What are the benefits of trenchless pipe replacement?
- Saves time
- Safer (no larger, deep trenching)
- Reduces the destruction of property
- Stops the intrusion of roots and ground water infiltration
- Corrosion resistant
- Lower cost (when you take into consideration the cost of digging a trench and replacing landscape or foundation, etc.)
- Lasts a long time
What size pipes does Pipe Bursting and CIPP work with?
1.5” – 24” inside diameter pipes
0.5” – 18” inside diameter
Can you do spot repairs?
Yes, we can do spot repairs from 1′ long and up in length with a pipe diameter from 2″ to 24″.
What types of pipe lines can you repair or replace?
We can help you with potable water lines, broken sewer lines, HVAC duct work, conduits, storm drains, fuel lines, pressure pipes, compressed air, fire suppression, vent systems, horizontal laterals, vertical stacks, roof drains, irrigation lines, and potable risers. Just ask us. We can probably fix it.
Do you still have to dig holes?
If we are able to use CIPP technology to repair your pipes, we may not need to dig any holes. If the situation requires pipe bursting then two holes will need to be dug.
How do I know which method of trenchless pipe replacement to use?
CIPP is used when the pipe has problems such as cracking, tree root intrusion, separations, has misaligned pipes, is missing pipe, has become rough, or is missing pipe, but the pipe is still circular. This method can sometimes be done with no digging at all by using pre-existing access points such as clean outs, roof stacks, or removal of toilets or other fixtures.
Pipe Bursting is used when a pipe is starting to collapse or is no longer circular; and/or the diameter of the pipe opening needs to remain the same or be enlarged (for example, enlarging the pipe’s diameter from 4” to 6”). This method will require digging two holes to create an entry and exit point.
Do you do “No Dig” pipe repair?
Absolutely. Depending on your specific situation, we can do “no-dig” CIPP pipe repair. However, if your particular circumstances necessitate our 2-hole repair, we’ll let you know.
How long does the repair take?
We can usually solve your problem in one day. However, depending on the pipe length and diameter, and the amount of debris we need to remove, jobs may take longer.
Will Cured-In-Place pipe repair work if there is a Tee or Wye in the pipe?
Yes, we can replace piping using CIPP even when there is a tee or wye in the pipe. We use a robotic cutter to open the connection after we’ve lined over it.
Will pipe bursting pipe replacement work if there is a Tee or Wye in the pipe?
Yes, we can replace piping using trenchless pipe repair even when there is a tee or wye in the pipe. We excavate the connection before we pipe burst it, then reinstall the connection after the pipe bursting
Do you do both residential and commercial work?
Restore Pipe can perform trenchless pipe replacement for commercial, residential, municipal and industrial properties.
How long will the replaced or repaired pipe last?
Both methods have a life expectancy well over 50 years.
What length of pipe can be replaced?
We can replace hundreds of feet of piping at a time depending on connections and turns.
What is the piping made of?
The pipe we use in the pipe bursting technique is HDPE, or High-Density Polyethylene. It is flexible, non-corrosive, and meets piping requirements.
The CIPP or cured in place pipe is a felt sock with an epoxy and/or resin mixture that hardens in place. We can custom-build different material to withstand out of the normal circumstances (for example, high temperature water or petroleum or acid-based products flowing through the pipes). The lining materials we use are ASTM F1216 certified. That means that they are structural not just a coating.
What effect on flow does Pipe Bursting and CIPP have?
Water flow increases 150% or more in both cases because the material used to repair or replace the pipe offers less friction than the original pipe material, allowing the fluid to flow faster and with less resistance.
How much is pipe diameter reduced?
Because Pipe Bursting actually removes the old pipe, pipe diameter may not be reduced at all, or in some cases, can actually be enlarged.
With CIPP, the condition of the pipe will dictate the diameter change. For example, with more pipe damage, a thicker coating can be used to build structure back in the pipe, while a pipe with less damage will require a thinner coating to get the job done.
What is your service area?
Our primary service area is northern Utah and southeast Idaho, but if you have a need outside that area, give us a call. We’ve been to Jackson Hole, Boise, Vernal, and St. George.