Perform a PipeSeal Pro CIPP Pipe Patch to Prevent Roots Intrusion

Perform a PipeSeal Pro CIPP Pipe Patch to Prevent Roots Intrusion

The PipeSeal Pro CIPP pipe patching kit is a trenchless rehabilitation method designed to repair damaged pipe from the inside without requiring any excavation. This process involves inserting a resin-soaked liner into the affected pipe, inflating it, and curing it in place to create a seamless, durable patch that prevents root intrusion.


Identifying the Signs of Root Intrusion

Roots intrusion can lead to significant pipeline damage. Here are some common signs that indicate root intrusion:

  • Slow Drains: Reduced water flow in sinks, showers, and toilets.
  • Frequent Backups: Regular sewage backups or blockages.
  • Gurgling Sounds: Unusual sounds coming from drains.
  • Lush Vegetation: Patchy or abnormally lush spots in your yard.

If you notice any of these symptoms, it's essential to conduct a thorough inspection and identify the exact location of the intrusion.


Preparing for PipeSeal Pro CIPP Installation

1. Inspection and Cleaning:

  • Conduct a drain camera inspection to locate root intrusion.
  • Use a high-pressure water jet or mechanical cutting tool to remove any root blockages.

2. Measuring and Marking:

  • Measure the affected section to determine the required length of the CIPP liner.
  • Mark the insertion and curing points accurately.

3. Material Preparation:

  • Cut the CIPP liner to the required length.
  • Mix the resin and hardener according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Saturate the liner with resin to ensure complete impregnation.


Step-by-Step Installation Process

1. Insertion:

  • Roll the resin-impregnated liner onto an inflatable bladder.
  • Insert the liner-bladder assembly into the affected pipeline using a pull cable.

2. Positioning:

  • Use a drain camera to position the liner accurately at the intrusion point.

3. Inflation and Curing:

  • Inflate the packer to press the liner against the inner walls of the pipe.
  • Wait 30 minutes for the liner to be done curing.

4. Bladder Removal:

  • Deflate and remove the bladder after curing is complete.

5. Trimming and Inspection:

  • Trim any excess liner extending into the pipeline.
  • Conduct a final drain camera inspection to ensure a successful installation.


Post-Installation Inspection

A thorough post-installation inspection is crucial to verify the quality of the PipeSeal CIPP pipe patch. Use a drain camera to inspect the patched area, ensuring:

  • A seamless fit without wrinkles or folds.
  • Proper adhesion of the liner to the pipe wall.
  • Complete prevention of root intrusion.

Benefits of PipeSeal Pro CIPP Pipe Patch

  • Trenchless Solution: No digging or disruption to the landscape.
  • Prevents Root Intrusion: Creates a seamless and impenetrable barrier.
  • Cost-Effective: Saves on excavation and landscape restoration costs.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Reduces waste by using existing pipelines.



Preventing root intrusion with a PipeSeal Pro CIPP pipe patch is a cost-effective and durable solution. By following the detailed step-by-step guide above, you can achieve seamless, long-lasting pipeline rehabilitation with minimal disruption. If you're facing root intrusion issues, consider consulting with a professional plumbing contractor experienced in PipeSeal Pro CIPP pipe patching to ensure a successful repair.

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