Pipe Lining The Neighborly Thing To Do.

When sewer backups hit a homeowner’s association in Newport Beach, they called SPT to investigate the problem. A camera inspection revealed that the property’s sewer line was severely worn and broken in places. When the community was established in the 1950’s, clay was a common material for sewer lines. However, decades of wear and tear had damaged the clay and the pipes were broken and infiltrated by tree roots.

Replacing the pipes would have required excavating the entire property, leading to months of heavy construction and a hefty price tag to go with it. SPT presented the homeowners with a plan to restore the pipes using pipe lining – a proven alternative that is less expensive than pipe replacement. By using existing access points, pipe lining avoids mass destruction of the property while rehabilitating the pipes from the inside. After reviewing their options, the HOA knew that pipe lining was the right choice. The SPT technicians started by cleaning the pipes from their scale and corrosion. Once they had removed the buildup, roots, and the remaining debris, they lined the clay pipes with an epoxy resin to restore the integrity of the pipe structure. Once the resin had cured, it created a new pipe within the existing pipe and restored the sewer line to working condition. They did all of this with minimal disruption to the property – no digging up landscaping and minimal hassle to the owners.

Two years later when the neighboring apartment building began showing similar signs, the maintenance crew knew who to call. Once again, a couple units suffered a sewage backup on the property. The SPT investigation team conducted a camera inspection of the pipes. This time a cast iron sewer pipe situated under the building was causing the problem. Scale and buildup were causing blockages and cracks. The technician team thoroughly cleaned the pipes to reestablish the full diameter and flow of the pipes. They lined the cast iron with the same method as the clay pipes, rehabilitating to create a “pipe within a pipe”.

Over the course of the two projects, SPT lined over 460 ft of clay and cast iron pipe infrastructure and relieved the residents from their plumbing nightmares… twice.

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    Specialized Pipe Technologies

    For over 25 years SPT has provided sewer, water line and storm drain inspection, cleaning and non-invasive pipe lining solutions. We help property owners and managers clean and repair their existing pipes using “no-dig” non-invasive renewal techniques. SPT repairs leaks and cracks with our internal “pipe-within-a-pipe” lining process that uses existing access points and doesn’t require tearing out walls or landscaping. 

    Our expert pipe lining installation teams have rehabilitated more than 2 million linear feet of pipe!