January 10, 2017

Four Advantages CIPP Has Over Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting is a great solution to many problems with your pipes. However, CIPP presents significant advantages in many situations. While all trenchless pipe repair is simpler than traditional pipe repair, CIPP is often a better fit than pipe bursting. These four advantages push many business owners towards CIPP over pipe bursting.

1. Not disruptive to the earth

Pipe bursting is great for laying a larger diameter pipe, but it’s not always great for your landscaping or your foundations. CIPP isn’t disruptive to the earth. You only need small entrance and exit holes. The rest of your pipe will stay exactly as it is. You don’t have to disturb the earth or damage the plants or walkways that make your landscaping attractive. 

2. Long life span

When you use the pipe bursting method, the length of time you can expect your new pipe to last varies. Some of the pipes that can be installed through pipe bursting will have a very long life. On the other hand, it varies depending on the materials. 

Many business owners choose CIPP over pipe bursting because of the guaranteed long life, with CIPP. On average, CIPP pipes can last 20-30 years—with many lasting even more. This kind of longevity makes CIPP a great investment for a business that can afford it. Go the CIPP route today and you can avoid having to replace your pipes again for a very long time.

3. Applicable to a wider variety of pipes

Business owners are also choosing CIPP over pipe bursting because CIPP can be used with a variety of host pipes. Pipe bursting focuses on neatly destroying the original pipe as the head of the bore is passed through. Some pipes are more easily broken than others. Laying down a fresh pipe behind the drill head is easier to do if the breaks in the original pipe are regular and uniform. 

CIPP can be used with a wide variety of host pipes. Whether you’re trying to reline metal or PVC pipes, CIPP works without a hitch. One common misconception, is that there will always be space between the host pipe and your new, relined pipe. However, the cured in place pipe does not need to bond with the host pipe. This makes it suitable for a variety of pipes without much need for adjustment. 

4. You can reline one section

One of the biggest advantages of CIPP over pipe bursting is you can choose how much or how little of the pipe to reline. You cannot partially break a pipe with pipe bursting. You have to commit to replacing a significant portion of your system. You can cut CIPP to fit the size that you need. If you need a patch, essentially, CIPP can provide what you’re looking for. 

CIPP has several advantages over pipe bursting. You can use it to repair just one section of your pipes. It almost doesn’t matter what sort of host pipe you’d like to reline. The long-lifespan and lack of disruption means that your buildings will be safe for a long time to come.