How Pipe Lining Differs from Pipe Bursting

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How Pipe Lining Differs from Pipe Bursting

When fixing your broken sewer line, your options aren’t limited to traditional excavation anymore. Nowadays, you can also opt for sewer pipe lining and bursting, which are efficient and non-invasive ways to restore your sewer line to near-new condition. With these two methods, you no longer have to worry about digging trenches, which can cause major inconvenience.

But how does trenchless pipe lining in Ontario, CA, differ from pipe bursting? Rossman Plumbing takes a closer look below.

Pipe Lining

Also known as cured-in-place or CIPP pipe lining, this method forms a new pipe within your old pipe. It uses an epoxy-coated liner to cover cracks, gaps, leaks, and other damaged areas in your existing pipe. Since the old pipe is still in place, it offers an additional layer of protection, thus strengthening your sewer line’s structural integrity.

Pipe Bursting

Meanwhile, pipe bursting involves destroying the old, damaged pipe and replacing it with a new one. In this method, our pipe lining company uses a steel bursting head and inserts it into your pipeline at the entry point, then attaches it to a chain that runs to the exit point of the pipe. Next, we attach the new pipe to the back of the bursting head. This instantly replaces the ruptured pipe as the bursting head goes through the sewer line.

The Differences

Cast iron pipe lining and bursting work best in specific conditions. Pipe lining is suitable for stable pipes and if the damage is minor or isolated. On the other hand, pipe bursting is ideal when your pipeline has sustained severe damage and requires a complete replacement. Nevertheless, both repair methods offer long-lasting results and will keep your sewer lines in excellent condition for years to come.

As one of the leading pipe lining companies in Ontario, CA, and nearby areas, Rossman Plumbing will recommend the best solution for your sewer line needs. Contact our team today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

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