How Spray In Place Solutions’ (SIPS) Pipe Rehabilitation Prevents Future Issues

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Today’s municipal planners and business leaders face many challenges in their efforts to maintain safe, potable drinking water for their communities. Among the biggest of these challenges is obtaining the necessary funding. The cost of underground pipe repair or water pipe rehabilitation can be hard to afford, especially for smaller communities.

Before investing in a major water pipe rehabilitation project, many community leaders want to know how their investment will pay off in the long run. The best pipe cleaning, repair, and rehabilitation services will do more than simply resolve a crisis that arose from short-term issues with pipes. Instead, they’ll help to prevent future pipe issues as well. Why do many community leaders and business owners choose Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) for pipe rehabilitation? Keep reading to learn more about how Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) provides long-term benefits in addition to short-term pipe rehabilitation.

How Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) Increases Long-Term Flow Capacity

When Spray In Place  Solutions (SIPS) completes a water main project, flow is sometimes doubled or even tripled, due to the cleaning of tuberculation that has accumulated over the years of service of that pipe. Even if the pipe has no buildup, coating it with SIPS epoxy offers a faster surface that increases the C-Factor of the pipe. But of course, there’s no point in increasing your pipes’ flow capacity if the improvement won’t last. The good news? Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) leaves you with a fully plasticized, non-porous pipe interior that will prevent future flow reductions for the entire life of your pipes. No more tuberculations or adhesions—nothing sticks to our epoxy coating. 

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One important metric to consider when evaluating pipe rehabilitation methods is the long-term C-factor it offers. The C-factor describes how smooth or rough a pipe’s interior is—and thus, it can help you predict how long  the pipes will resist tuberculation and flow reduction. On average, our clients’ pipes have a C-factor of between 110 to 120 of the original pipe after rehabilitation. This C-factor will remain constant for the duration of the pipe’s life.

Superior Cleaning Methods for Long-Term Results

Unlike some other pipe cleaning services, we use an innovative robotic camera that offers superior visibility and helps us confidently plan our next steps. Our Camera, Clean, and Coat pipe rehabilitation method ensures your pipes are restored to their original diameter. Our high-build epoxy coating and superior application process ensure they’ll stay that way for years. We leave your pipes in “like-new condition” for a 75-year engineered lifespan.

The Long-Term Benefits Of Our Impenetrable Lining for Pipe Rehabilitation

The epoxy lining we use for pipe rehabilitation is special for several reasons. For one thing, the material we use is chemical resistant and non-toxic. It ensures no harmful substances leach into your drinking water or the surrounding water supply. Our coating is zero VOC, single coat, and 100% solids.

Furthermore, our application methods ensure that the most vulnerable points on your pipes are fully protected. We do not seal off T’s, branches, or service laterals down to 3/4″. By avoiding folds and other obstructions at bends, we can avoid making any compromises at these locations that might cause problems in the long run.

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Avoid Environmental Disasters With Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) Technology

Maybe you’re planning a municipal project and need to protect the health and safety of your community for years to come. Or perhaps you need pipe rehabilitation in a mall, airport, high-rise, university, or hospital. You need a long-term solution to protect your business’s reputation and your customers and team members’ safety.  

In the short term, Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) offers obvious environmental benefits. When you choose trenchless pipe rehabilitation methods over traditional rip and replace methods, you protect the environment from unnecessary pollution. Traditional pipe repair methods involve heavy use of large machinery over an extended period, which causes significant emissions of harmful substances.

In the long term, Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) is safe for the environment and drinking water. Our high-build epoxy coating has undergone the most third-party testing in the industry. Many experts have tested our pipe rehabilitation process and materials from the NSF to Dartmouth to the University of South Carolina. They’ve been proven safe over and over again.

Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) versus CIPP: Which One Is Better at Preventing Future Issues?

Both Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) and CIPP rehabilitation methods are considered “trenchless.” Unlike traditional rip-and-repair techniques, Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) and CIPP companies can perform underground pipe lining without excavating the entire length of the pipe. That’s why trenchless methods have many advantages. They can save a considerable amount of:

  •  time
  •  labor and equipment costs
  •  environmental impacts
  •  inconvenience to the surrounding community

Although they have some things in common, Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) and CIPP methods are not equivalent. When you compare these two trenchless underground pipe repair approaches, Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) offers key advantages that CIPP lacks.

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No Health Risks Associated with Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS)

Like Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS), the CIPP, or cured-in-place lining method, coats pipes with a smooth lining. But the process and materials used in the CIPPS process have been known to cause health problems in communities that choose this method. In contrast, Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) is certified compliant with ATM 729 and NSF 61 and even complies with the new NSF-600 standards. This ensures that your pipes will provide safe, non-toxic drinking water and that our methods are safe for the environment.

Greater Structural Integrity Associated with Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS)

Unlike Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS), CIPP pipe rehabilitation often fails to seal and coat pipes around bends properly. Over time, this can cause the pipe lining to fail and old problems to recur. Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) is different. Since we follow bends and turns in your pipes and spray our epoxy coating from the center out, we can avoid creating pinches and choke points like those often found in CIPP projects. And, unlike CIPP, we don’t need to use robotic cutting tools to complete our projects, which means the entire surface of your pipe is intimately bonded to our epoxy coating.

Who Uses Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) Pipe Rehabilitation

As you can see from our gallery of successful projects, Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) has completed a broad array of complex, high-stakes rehabilitation work across the United States. No matter the length, material, diameter, or location of our clients’ pipes, we can restore them to like-new condition. Our clients have found that, when you choose Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS), trenchless pipe repair and rehabilitation costs don’t have to stand in the way of needed projects.

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Our many satisfied clients include:

  • The United States Armed Forces
  • The General Services Administration in Washington, D.C.
  • The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York
  • And Major Municipalities across the United States

The City of Aurora, Illinois, in particular, was impressed by the advantages of Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) compared to CIPP methods. They are very satisfied with the results of their recent water main lining project and the long-term benefits that Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) provides.

Are You Ready To Work With Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS)?

No one else offers more long-term benefits and short-term savings than Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS). Don’t let the high cost of other companies’ underground pipe repair or rehabilitation stand in the way of your needed repairs. Why not take the first step and learn more about Spray In Place Solutions (SIPS) today? Please fill out our Pipe Lining Questionnaire and get the process started.