Trenchless Infrastructure Management
- Nassco Certified
- Drain Pipe Line Inspection
- CCTV Inspections
- Robotic Cleaning
- Robotic Cutting
CIPP Lining Services
- Lateral Lining
- Lateral Connection Sealing
- Sectional Pipe Lining
- Main Pipe Lining
Epoxy Coating Services
At Trenchless Pipe Repairs LLC, we have over 25 years of experience in repairing the Pacific Northwest’s aging infrastructure. Whether it’s commercial, industrial, or municipal pipes that need repair solutions, we have the best combination of trusted experience, industry-leading expertise, and innovative equipment to get the job done right.
One of our services is Trenchless Infrastructure Management (TIM). It’s a service that benefits every kind of infrastructure rehabilitation project, but it’s also a service that many people don’t know much about. So to help you gain a better understanding of TIM, we’ve compiled a list of questions we frequently hear.
Of course, if you have additional questions or you’d like to learn more about our quality TIM services, other trenchless repair solutions, or our industry-leading trenchless technologies, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable team.
What is Trenchless Infrastructure Management?
Trenchless Infrastructure Management is a comprehensive plan that details every stage of a project from beginning to end. With TIM, we can evaluate your repair needs, plan out the most cost-efficient trenchless repair solution, and solve your pipeline concerns with as little hassle as possible.
Our TIM services include three phases:
- Evaluate. We begin by thoroughly assessing your pipeline to determine its overall condition and to locate specific areas of deterioration. This assessment can be completed using our state-of-the-art closed circuit television video (CCTV). Our talented technicians can carefully send the CCTV camera into your pipes through existing sewer point entries, eliminating the need for extensive and potentially damaging excavation. Then, the remotely controlled CCTV camera can snake through your pipes and show our technicians real-time footage of your pipeline interior. That footage can help us determine the overall condition of your pipes, locate any issues associated with the age of your pipes, pinpoint any challenges due to design flaws, and observe the functionality of your pipeline.
- Plan. Once our camera inspection has determined the condition of your pipes, we can develop rehabilitation plans for your specific piping problems. We can provide accurate diagnostic reporting that outlines the structural condition of your pipeline, plans your maintenance strategies, and addresses the most cost-efficient solutions for your needs. We make our customized plans specific to your project and take into account your building’s operations and productivity, your goals, and your budget.
- Execute. After you’ve approved our plan, our certified and highly-qualified technicians can implement the plan in the most efficient and effective way possible. We will provide your project with a Project Manager who can closely monitor its progress, keep you fully up-to-date, and make sure our team relies on industry best practices to keep your project safe, on time, and on budget.
How do you deliver such high quality services?
We pride ourselves on having industry-expert people and innovative processes. To help guarantee that our customers are satisfied with our work, we ensure that all of our foremen are NASSCO Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP), Lateral Assessment Certification Program (LACP), and Manhole Assessment Certification Program (MACP) certified. NASSCO standardizes procedures to keep rehabilitation projects successful, and at Trenchless Pipe Repairs LLC, we work hard to reflect their goals in our own work.
Our employees’ PACP training helps ensure that pipes are thoroughly inspected. Using PACP industry standards, we provide you with a detailed report on the condition of the pipes and administer a numerical Condition Rating from 0-5 for each pipe. These observations help our technicians quickly determine the problem and prioritize the most effective service. Additionally, our MACP and LACP trainings ensure that we have the necessary knowledge of the conditions of lateral pipes and manholes to keep our assessments accurate.
The operators in our Video Inspections Unit are PACP certified and confined space trained. They use top-of-the-line equipment, including the optimal-performance RovverX crawler camera system and the VeriSight push camera system, to successfully inspect sewer and drain pipes. These advanced camera systems can perform 360 degree inspections and provide our technicians with detailed views of lateral connections, inspections from the main line, and identifications of joints, cracks, and holes. With support from high-grade WinCan software, our innovative technologies can give us an in-depth understanding of your sewer pipe and its needs.
What kinds of properties require Trenchless Infrastructure Management?
At Trenchless Pipe Repairs LLC, we provide TIM for industrial, commercial, and municipal clients across Washington and Oregon.
- Industrial. We understand that if your industrial facility’s underground piping and drainage infrastructure fails, your operations could suddenly shut down. That loss of productivity and profitability can hit you hard, but our TIM services aim to avoid those failures by repairing your infrastructure when it’s most convenient for you, your employees, and your bottom line.
- Commercial. Leaking or burst pipes, clogs and water backups, or any other pipeline disruptions can wreak havoc on your business. Our TIM services can quickly diagnose your problem and provide cost-efficient and reliable solutions to get your infrastructure repaired to full functionality.
- Municipal. Keeping your resources working at maximum efficiency is critical to the health and usability of your infrastructure, so our TIM services can be used to create specific solutions facing your municipality.
Regardless of the type of project you have, we can carefully evaluate your needs and plan the most effective solution to rehabilitate your sewer and drain systems.
What are the benefits of Trenchless Infrastructure Management?
Infrastructure is critically important, but across the county, our infrastructure is aging. Add to that the rising environmental expectations and diminishing resources that exist, and rehabilitating and maintaining our existing infrastructure is growing in importance.
There’s been a transition in recent years from building new infrastructure to extending the useful life of existing infrastructure, but successfully adding life to deteriorating pipelines is difficult without professional TIM services. Our talented team can assess the entire life cycle of your infrastructure to better manage risks, reduce environmental impacts, and make your project as time-efficient and affordable as possible.
What are some of the possible rehabilitation solutions you offer?
We approach all our jobs by evaluating the situation, planning the solution, and exceeding the expectations. When determining the best rehabilitation solution for your project, we consider many solutions offered through our TIM services, including:
- Robotic Services. Our innovative and modern robotic services can help provide your project with the best solutions. Our state-of-the-art robots can inspect pipes with video footage, clean pipes, cut and grind objects within pipes, and install cured-in-place pipe lining (CIPP) repairs and lateral plugs in pipes ranging from 2 to 24 inches in diameter.
- CIPP Lining Services. Our trenchless CIPP services can rehabilitate aging sewer systems using innovative technology. Instead of using extensive excavation to access your sewer lines, we can repair your pipeline from the inside out. Our CIPP services include lateral lining, lateral connection sealing, sectional pipe lining, and main pipe lining.
- Epoxy Coating Services. Our Picote Brush Coating System is a simple solution for drain and sewer renovation projects. We can apply the damp-proof, wear-resistant, non-corrosive coating to drain and sewer pipes ranging from 1 ¼ to 12 inches in diameter. We can use it with CIPP or in place of CIPP and can renovate your entire piping system with little disruption.
What specific technologies do you use with your robotic services?
We have an arsenal of industry-leading robotic technologies, including:
- Aries Badger. Our main line video inspection robot is constructed from corrosion-resistant materials, so it can safely inspect your pipes in the harshest of conditions. Its six-wheel design helps it easily move through pipes ranging from 8 to 24 inches in diameter, and its heavy-duty motor and transmission power it for maximum productivity.
- Envirosight RovverX. Our advanced sewer inspection crawler can control inspections, view and record digital video, log observations, generate reports, and link directly to asset-management software. The durable and agile robot can inspect pipes ranging in diameter from 6 to 12 inches and in pipes up to 1000 feet long.
- Envirosight Verisight Pro. Our Smart Push Camera lets us inspect your drain pipes and laterals, document our findings, and generate reports for on-site delivery. The rotating, self-leveling camera can capture the details inside pipes ranging from 4 to 8 inches in diameter and up to 200 feet long.
- Deep Trekker R.O.V. Our underwater drone helps us inspect submerged infrastructure. The robot can easily maneuver through your pipes, quickly provide high-quality inspections, and dive up to 1000 feet.
- Schwalm. Our mainline sewer camera/cutter has a multi-directional camera and a powerful cutting system, so we can clearly see as we cut. The robot can successfully complete trenchless robotic repairs like lateral connection seals and plugs in pipes ranging from 8 to 24 inches in diameter.
- IMS Micro Automatic Plus. Our robotic cutter can be used in difficult pipe situations. Its creeping and crawling functions allow it to complete cutting jobs in pipes ranging from 4 to 12 inches in diameter.
- Picote Maxi Miller. Our innovative robotic can efficiently work with a variety of tools for small diameter drain renovation. We can use it in drain cleaning projects to remove soft blockages, scale, calcium and lead buildup, concrete deposits, and invading tree roots. The tool can be used to rehabilitate pipes ranging from 2 to 8 inches in diameter.
Can you explain the CIPP process?
The CIPP process is time-efficient and versatile, requiring only a few hours to complete. Instead of traditional pipeline repair methods that need a large crew, several days, and heavy equipment, CIPP is much less intensive. We don’t have to dig up your entire property to get access to your pipes. With CIPP, we dig a small access hole in a convenient location, use our video camera to locate exact areas of damage within your pipes, clean out your pipes, and send an epoxy resin saturated liner into the pipes. That pipe cures itself to the interior of your existing pipeline and hardens into a seamless and long-lasting new pipe. We don’t have to remove your old pipes and we don’t have to fix any damage caused by excavation, so you’re left with a fully functioning pipeline without the mess.
Our CIPP process can be used in many types of projects, including:
- Manhole to manhole projects with sizes ranging from 6 to 12 inches
- Sectional pipe projects with sizes ranging from 4 to 24 inches
- Lateral connection seal projects with sizes ranging from 6 to 12 inch mains and 4 to 6 inches
- Lateral projects with sizes ranging from 3 to 12 inches
The CIPP process works in a wide variety of pipe materials, as well. We can provide this service in pipes made out of concrete, clay, Orangeburg, cast iron, PVC, and ductile iron. We have the right combination of tools and technologies to repair your pipes, regardless of their material. So turn to your trusted local team and let us put our TIM knowledge and experience to work on your project.
Are there benefits to using your epoxy coating system?
Our Picote coating system fills in gaps between CIPP liners, strengthens CIPP lined connections, prevents rust and corrosion, and coats 90 degree bends. It is a very fast, economical, environmentally-friendly, non-invasive process that can leave you with durable pipes. The unique brushing method that we use pushes the coating material deep into the surface material, leaving an incredibly strong bonding adhesion. The cured coating can increase your pipe’s flow rate and minimize the risk of future blockages, and the versatility of the process allows the coating to be applied to an entire pipe system. It can also be used on a wide range of pipe materials, making it a great option in many different kinds of rehabilitation projects.
Why should I work with Trenchless Pipe Repairs LLC?
We have an extremely talented and qualified team that has what it takes to perform the work up to the highest industry standards. Our materials, methodologies, and motivation to keep infrastructure rehabilitated guide us through each and every project, so when you partner with us, you can feel confident that we’ll give you the quality TIM services you need.
How do I get in touch with Trenchless Pipe Repairs?
To learn more about Trenchless Pipe Repairs LLC and our family of industry professionals, please give us a call or reach out through our online form.