"Life for Pipes" - Picote Pipe Coating
Sewer pipe coating can be a more reliable and less intrusive alternative to traditional repair processes. Roto-Rooter offers pipe coating services for the Sioux Falls and Brookings areas.
What is Sewer Pipe Coating?
Sewer pipe coating offers a fast, reliable, safe and environmentally-friendly method for restoring damaged sewer pipes to like-new condition. Instead of digging trenches to reach the underground pipes, the technique involves the insertion of a specially designed brush attached to a hose and cable in the pipe. The flexibility of the hose enables it to bend as it travels through the piping system. The brush head applies a resin that hardens to create a protective "pipe within a pipe." All under the watchful eye of a special camera, directly behind the brushes.
Before a coating can be applied to the interior walls of the pipe, our high-speed drain cleaning machine will remove the scale and rust that may have built up over time.
WHAT PROBLEMS CAN PIPE COATING REMEDY?
Pipe coating offers an effective long-term solution for a variety of common piping repair issues. It can seal small cracks, prevent leaks, and improve the system's structural integrity. It's great for older cast-iron pipe that may be close to its predicted lifespan.
ABOUT OUR SEWER PIPE COATING PROCESS
Roto-Rooter's expert technicians will arrive at your location for camera inspection and diagnosis. We will also advise you on the best repair option available for your situation. Our pipe coating process seals the pipe internally by sliding through and maneuvering around corners, ensuring that the pipe is properly coated.
(We coat the interior of the pipe after inspecting and cleaning everything.)
It's basically a system of coating inside of pipes with epoxy using a brush application. And we put on multiple layers.
We use Picote Dual Color 100% Solids Epoxy. It is highly-resistant to chemicals and abrasives. It sets quickly and has a high temperature and pressure rating. And with our pipe coating, you never have to stress about a liner collapsing or having it stretch into the city sewer mainline.
Save money, time, the environment, and your landscape or structure! We take pride in our work and provide this cost-effective solution in sewer pipe repair.
PIPE COATING VS. PIPE LINING
Some folks confuse pipe lining with pipe coating. While there are many similarities - no digging required, a faster process than traditional pipe repairing, "pipe within a pipe" technique, etc. - there is a difference in pipe lining and pipe coating.
When people refer to pipe lining, in most cases they mean Cured in Place Pipe lining (CIPP). This technique creates an epoxy lining inside of an existing pipe by pulling an epoxy-saturated felt liner through the pipes and inserting a bladder to expand and set the epoxy.
While pipe coating also lines the pipes, it uses a slightly different technique than the CIPP lining method. Instead of having the epoxy pulled into place, a polyurea epoxy is brushed on and cured by air flow.
Which trenchless technology process is better? There are many pros and cons to both sides. Here are a few advantages pipe coating offers which, pipe lining cannot:
Pipe coating has no risk of missed measurements or stretching into the city main line
Pipe lining is prone to have collapsed liners
Pipe coating has no risk of blocking laterals or other pipes connected to the sewer main. Blocking other pipes can cause major problems if a technician doesn't see the opening during the camera process
The need for expensive reinstatement cutters