Epoxy Pipe Lining vs Line Replacements

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Ann Arbor, Mi. (March 7th, 2024) – It’s the plumbing that is out of sight that should always be at the top of your mind. Consider your home or business’s pipes. They are at the heart of your entire plumbing system. But when issues arise, there tends to be a large and drawn-out process to deal with underground structures that requires ample time and money to resolve. However, did you know there is a no-dig alternative to pipe repair? Z PLUMBERZ prides itself on thorough, reliable, and worry-free plumbing services, which include our noninvasive cured-in-place piping (CIPP) repairs. Let’s break down the difference between traditional pipeline replacement and alternative epoxy pipe lining.

Pipeline replacement
In the past, pipeline replacement has been the only route to upgrading your piping system. This process requires excavation, which includes demolition and restoration impacts on your property. There can be considerable safety concerns regarding underground utility lines and wires, as well as large equipment in highly trafficked areas. When it comes to installing new pipes, it typically demands a longer turnaround, spanning between 5 to 10 days. These replacements have a warranty lifespan of 5 years or less.

While there may be negatives to pipeline replacement, there are situations where this process is necessary for your property’s unique needs. Older pipes were created using copper or cast iron in the ‘60s and ‘70s, leaving plenty of time for corrosive materials, such as rust and lead, to build up within a plumbing system. Pipeline replacement can provide improvements in water pressure and flow, quality of water, and the value of a property, and mitigates the chances of leaks and cracks in the future.

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Epoxy pipe lining
The 21st century has brought us many good (and some bad) inventions that have advanced our troubleshooting capabilities. Difficult tasks have become significantly easier to complete, with considerable cost reductions that also reduce negative impacts on the environment. Epoxy pipe lining is a cured-in-place piping (CIPP) resin liner that coats the inside of pipes to create a smooth lining within flawed pipes that withholds the same structural strength as a new pipe.

This process eliminates the need for digging and excavation, leaving no damage to the property or underground utilities, and less waste to the environment. With minimal downtime and disruption, the turnaround is within 1 to 2 days. The warranty has a lifespan that lasts 10 to 15 years and is transferable, with a cost that will make you and your wallet happy. And while epoxy pipelining will reduce pipe width and could potentially delaminate over time, it is still a fast, long-lasting solution, and is a cost-effective alternative to complete pipe replacement.

Key takeaways:

    1. – Epoxy pipe lining provides the same structural strength at half the time and cost as full-on pipe replacement with a longer lifespan.
    1. – Pipe replacement, while sometimes necessary, packs a heavier impact on the wallet, time, and plumbing lifespan.

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