Storm drain pipes play an important role in maintaining a building’s dry and secure structure. The pipes are responsible for carrying precipitation away from the roof and walls, preventing water damage from occurring in the building itself. If the pipes become clogged or cracked, this reduces their efficiency and makes it possible for the building’s infrastructure to be compromised by water. In many businesses in Charleston, it is common to find roof drains installed behind the facade of the building during construction. At Lining Coating Solutions, we offer storm drain pipe repair services to fix these important pipes and ensure that your business is secure and safe from potential water damage.
Because a storm drain pipe system can have many interconnected sections, our team at Lining Coating Solutions always conducts an inspection in order to accurately locate the leak or other complication. Without this accurate diagnosis, it can compromise the efficiency of our repairs, and since it is common for leaks to be located away from where the water damage is in the walls or floor, we take the time to ensure that all of the possible damage is accounted for through an inspection first.
Our inspection of your storm drainpipe system will begin with the use of a drain camera inspection. Our technician will snake a camera attached to an optic cable down your storm drain pipes. The camera captures a 360-degree view of the inside of the pipes, allowing our specialists to quickly find clogs, cracks, and leaks before coming up with the solution for reversing the damage.
Based on the damage found in the pipes, we have contemporary and modern methods available to us for restoring the pipes. Any cracks located during the camera inspection process are repaired without tearing down the walls or removing the pipe itself. This trenchless pipe repair solution is called cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining. A sleeve, coated with an epoxy resin is inserted into the cracked pipe portion. Once placed properly, the sleeve is inflated using an air bladder. The resin is pushed against the inner wall of the pipe and positioned in place by an inflated sleeve. The curing of the resin takes a few hours to complete. Once this hardening process has completed, the sleeve is deflated and removed, and what is left behind is a smooth, durable new pipe installed inside of the old pipe.
CIPP lining all of your storm drain pipelines requires only a few days to complete, making it more cost-effective than replacing the entire network of complex drain pipes. There is no tearing apart and replacing your building’s façade to remove old pipes and put in new ones, leaving the original pipes in place. After the storm drain pipe lining is completed, your building’s storm drains will be protected for years to come. Our experienced team will discuss with you how far in the future a preventative pipeline inspection should be planned in order to maintain them.
Lining Coating Solutions is proud to serve the Charleston area. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you with your storm drain concerns. Call us for a consultation and learn more about how our work can help your business thrive.