1The storm drainpipes located underground at your property typically have the largest diameters of any of the plumbing pipes in order to safely remove large volumes of storm water away from your home or building quickly and effectively. In order to offset the costs such large pipes they are typically made out of cheaper materials. Corrugated metal storm drainpipes easily corrode, and their concrete cousins tend to crack and then collapse. In either situation the results are the same. The pipes erode. This causes two negative consequences to occur.
The first negative consequence is that sand, tree roots, and other ground materials will invade directly into the pipes causing blockages. When the drainpipes are clogged the storm water simply cannot pass through them on its way to the city or town’s main sewer line. Instead the water will end up flooding the property and may even reach the surrounding neighbors. The property owner is responsible for any damage that the flood causes. The second negative consequence is even worse.
When the storm drainpipes erode it severely reduces the structural integrity of not only the pipes but also the ground all around them. In many cases this condition causes the formation of sinkholes that endanger anyone and anything around it. In fact sinkholes have been known to swallow automobiles, people, and even entire buildings. In order to avoid these worst-case scenarios it is crucial that you have the storm drainpipes repaired as soon as you see any signs of trouble.
For example, you may notice puddles forming in the yard, grounds, driveway, or parking lot even during periods when it has not rained. You may also notice that there is a constant stream of water running down the street that originates from your property. If you are currently experiencing either of these things than the best method of having it repaired is with trenchless epoxy pipe lining. Otherwise you will suffer through the added expensive and additional time that it takes to have the old pipes dug up, removed, and replaced with new ones.
The bottom line is that there is no longer a need to excavate when recent advances in plumbing technology have made it possible to make major repairs without exposing the storm drainpipes. In fact, entirely replacing the pipes with the traditional excavation method is fifty to seventy-five percent more expensive than the epoxy pipe lining procedure, and takes considerably longer to complete the method. In order to begin the process a qualified plumbing technician will locate or create a small access point.
They will use that access point to apply a wet epoxy formulation to the interior surfaces of the existing storm drainpipe. The epoxy cures in place within a few hours and dries into a hard shell. The epoxy shell lining system restores the structural integrity back to the original corrugated metal or concrete pipe. It also completely fills in or seals any cracked and corroded areas of the pipeline. Once the system is back online, which can happen in as little as one day, the storm water only comes into contact with the epoxy shell lining effectively solving the problem.
If you are currently experiencing problems with the storm drainpipes at your property or would like further information than please contact Sewer Co at your earliest convenience. We are here to answer any and all of your questions. You can also schedule a free estimate with one of our epoxy pipelining experts. Sewer Co also specializes in sewer lining, trenchless sewer repair, sewer camera inspection services, and roof drain repair work.