If you’re struggling with leaking or broken pipes you may be pleasantly surprised to learn about dig-free repair innovations that have expanded your options significantly. Brush coating is one type of trenchless pipe lining that can increase the lifespan of your pipes while saving you money and time.
At New England Pipe Restoration, we can coat pipes made from materials including cast iron, PVC, concrete, or clay. Pipe coating is a non-invasive and environmentally friendly rehabilitation technique that can either extend the life of your existing pipe, or create a totally new structural pipe. Our technicians use a safe and practical pipe coating system that is superior to excavating and replacing your damaged pipes because it is both quicker and more cost-effective.
Brush coating uses a mechanical brush to coat the interior of your pipeline with a specially formulated resin. When it hardens, this resin forms a pipe within a pipe that allows you to avoid a time-consuming pipe replacement process.
What We Can Address With Pipe Coating
There are several common warning signs that you need pipe coating on your property, including:
- Exposed pipes that are discolored or stained
- Pipes with textural variances
- Cracked pipes
- Rust flakes in the water
- Discolored water
- Corroded pipe joints
- Extensive leaks
Our Pipe Coating Process
Before applying the coating, we typically begin with a video inspection of your sewer line to assess the extent of the damage. We will then thoroughly clean out your pipe to remove any blockages or obstructions, using a degreaser if necessary to remove built-up fats or oils. We may also use a grinder on the interior of your pipe to create a rough texture that helps the resin adhere better.
After preparing the resin, our technician will insert a resin pipe with a rotating brush into the pipe system. As the resin flows into the pipe, we use a video camera to ensure the brush is coating the pipes evenly and completely to a thickness of at least 1 millimeter. After four hours, we repeat the process to apply additional coats – most pipes require between one to three coats, while larger pipes may need up to five coats.
The brush coating process is quick – you will be able to start using your water and utilities again within 24 hours. The resin usually dries within 12 hours, and is completely cured in a week. Brush coating can extend the life of sewer pipes by several decades. Sewer and drain lines that have been brush coated are extremely durable, and able to resist corrosion, weather damage and normal wear and tear.
New England Pipe Restoration Is Your Sewer Repair Specialist
For more than 15 years, New England Pipe Restoration has offered trenchless pipe repair throughout New England. We are proud to be a leader in cured-in-place pipe, and our team goes above and beyond by investing in the latest trenchless technologies. By rehabilitating drains and sewer pipes with pipe coating, we can help you avoid expensive, disruptive and destructive pipe replacement methods. Contact us today to experience our customer-first mentality and outstanding service.