A senior care facility was on the verge of an emergency excavation to relieve a blockage causing backups in the facilities kitchen. The facility was literally within hours of a major excavation ten (10) feet below the floor inside of the facility that would have shut the kitchen down for a couple of weeks. Revive Pipes was called in for a last minute second opinion and with our specialized skillset, we were able to install a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) structural liner in the entire main sewer pipe within the wing of the facility serving the kitchen. Revive Pipes completed the entire sewer repair without disruption to the operations of the facility and used only existing cleanouts in the system to access the sewer pipe. The project manager for the facility estimated they saved $700,000 on Revive Pipes alternative to a conventional sewer replacement.
The original contractor on site that advised the facility that the sewer pipe required an emergency excavation was a prominent Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) inversion lining contractor. Revive Pipes is a specialty Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining contractor with a focus on complex sewer configurations. Revive Pipes is the only Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining contractor in Western Canada that specializes in small diameter sewer pipe lining inside of buildings.
All other Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining contractors in Western Canada focus on straight sewer main pipes than run from a manhole to a manhole or straight sewer laterals that run from a building to a sewer main. Since Revive Pipes focuses on installing Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) structural liners in complex situations, it makes us the best sewer replacement contractor in Alberta.
To alleviate the immediate emergency situation, the traditional sewer replacement approach that was advised by a mechanical engineering firm and a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) inversion lining company would have entailed:
Emergency arrangements to provide meals for all of the seniors in the facility, since the kitchen would be shut down during the repairs
Negative air pressure hoarding constructed in facility hallway outside of the kitchen
Saw cutting of the concrete floor to create an access pit
Jackhammering and removal of the concrete from the area where the pit was to be excavated
Excavating ten (10) feet down to the sewer pipe in the hallway using a hydro vacuum excavator
Shoring of the excavation walls to prevent collapse
Replacing the section of sewer pipe with the blockage and hole in it.
Backfilling the excavated pit
Compacting of the backfill
Pouring new concrete slab where the original flooring was cut out
Refinishing the flooring
Revive Pipes used six (6) cleanouts and one (1) manhole on the property to access the wastewater system and install over three hundred (300) feet of structural liner in the four (4) and six (6) inch cast iron sanitary sewer pipes.
Although the emergency sewer blockage was only in a short section of pipe, the entire length of the sewer pipe was in a deteriorated condition. The sewer pipes that Revive Pipes installed the structural liners in had several bends and branch connections in them. We used a high tech robotic cutter to cut back open twelve (12) branch connections that were lined over without having to access the branch lines directly.
As the operations of the facility were critical, Revive Pipes performed all the work during the night so that the kitchen could remain open during the day.
Revive Pipes saved the facility $700,000 on the cost of a sewer main replacement that due to the configuration of the sewer system and the nature of the facility would have been tremendously disruptive. Our specialized tools, materials and techniques make us the top sewer repair company in Calgary, Edmonton & Alberta.
Health & Safety | Revive Pipe Restoration Inc is committed to health and safety and holds a Certificate of Recognition (COR) from the Alberta Construction Safety Association and is a Partner in Injury Reductions (PIR) with the Workers Compensation Board of Alberta (WCB). Our workers are trained in worksite health and safety, relevant OH&S legislation, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Revive Pipe Restoration Inc's Safe Work Practices (SWP) and Safe Job Procedures (SJP).
Our mission is to have all workers return home from work every day safe and in good health.
NuFlow Installer | Revive Pipes has been Nu Flow's exclusive Nu Drain, Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) installer in Alberta for the better part of the past decade. The high profile sewer rehabilitation projects that we have completed inside of buildings in Edmonton and Calgary have forged Revive Pipes reputation as an elite installer in Nu Flow's worldwide network of licensees of the Nu Drain system.
Nu Flow has been a world leader in developing and manufacturing patented Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) systems that are uniquely suited for rehabilitating wastewater systems inside of buildings. Sewer systems inside of buildings are significantly more complex than systems outside of buildings for many reasons including:
Smaller pipe diameter
Multiple bends in the pipe
Multiple branches of varying sizes connecting to the pipe being lined.
The area above and adjacent to the pipe is occupied by people living or working
Nu Flow developed a patented Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) liner assembly that uses a pull-in-place (PIP) installation method unlike most Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) assemblies that use an inversion installation method. The pull-in-place system used in conjunction with Nu Flow's patented Nu Drain system allows us to install liners in many situations without excavating floors or demolishing walls to create access points.
The Nu Flow, Nu Drain system has the flexibility to also be installed from a single access point in some situations when a second access point is not available. Nu Flow Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) liners can be pushed into place in situations where Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) inversion contractors would likely have to create an excavation point for their access. Access points that we can install Nu Flow Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) liners from include cleanouts, roof vents, toilet closet flanges and manholes.
The Nu Flow system can also form around ninety (90) degree elbows and bends without stretching and thinning of the lining material in the outer radius of the liner. This characteristic ensures the structural integrity of Nu Flow's Nu Drain liner is maintained throughout the bend, unlike an inversion liner.
The pull-in-place (PIP) installation method allows Nu Flow liners to be accurately placed, often with an inch of accuracy in a sewer pipe system. Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) inversion systems suffer from inaccuracies and uncertainty in where liners will terminate in the sewer pipe. Because of the stretching fabric used with inversion lining and the difficulty in measuring liner distances around bends, inversion liners will often terminate at an unintended spot in the sewer system. This can leave part of the sewer pipe unlined or the inversion liner could go too far and block a branch connection or travel into a main pipe, blocking the main sewer line. Revive Pipes uses Nu Flow's patented Nu Drain system in these situations to remove the uncertainty of where the liner will terminate and ensure the sewer pipe is lined properly.
Nu Flow Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) liners can be used in point repairs that are hundreds of feet from an access point on either side of the section of sewer in need of repair. In situations where all of the pipe except for a small section is in good condition, an installation of a Nu Flow spot repair avoids disruptive excavation or demolition.
As the exclusive Nu Flow, Nu Drain licensee in Alberta for nearly the last decade, Revive Pipes has the experience and technical ability to install Nu Flow Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) in complex sewer configurations inside of buildings.