Nicole Lygo

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Repairing Service Connections

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Dec 20, 2018 11:50:27 AM

Within a sewer main, one of the largest sources of infiltration is at service connections. In areas with older sewer systems, construction requirements and methods were less concerned with tight seals and durability. During the first half of the 20th century, hammer taps were not uncommon. (For the uninitiated, a hammer tap, commonly found with vitrified clay pipes, involves using a hammer to smash a hole in the main to accommodate the lateral.) Gaps may have been filled with grout, but less conscientious workers may have also used miscellaneous items such as flattened tin cans or scraps of metal. Modern construction methods are significantly more precise and less leak-prone, but the service connection is still particularly susceptible to groundwater infiltration and many older connections remain in use.

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Topics: Sewer Infrastructure, Trenchless Rehab, Sewer Rehabilitation

The Cost of Expansion

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Oct 31, 2018 6:40:52 PM

With the possibility of more federal investment in infrastructure on the horizon, many municipal contractors are looking to increase their capabilities. American wastewater systems are rapidly degrading, so rehabilitation is one of the larger areas of growth. Depending on what type of work your business already offers, some rehabilitation methods may be easier to get into than others. For spot (point) repairs, the most popular options are CIPP spot liners (generally under four feet), mechanical point repair sleeves and grout. Each method has its strengths and weaknesses as a repair solution, and each one has variable costs in terms of initial capital and maintenance cost. Getting an idea of what different methods can cost may give you a starting point for choosing the best option for your business.

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Topics: Trenchless Rehab, Sewer Rehabilitation, Point Repair, Quick-Lock

A Well Maintained Cutter is a Reliable Cutter

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Dec 29, 2017 7:52:28 PM

Your cutter can get pretty beat up in the sewers which makes regular maintenance so important. Regular maintenance can keep it running strong longer, but for a busy crew at the end of a long day, maintenance can fall by the wayside. The more often you forget to clean and check your cutter, the more damage is done, leading to downtime, decreased productivity and lost revenue. Municipal sewer rehabilitation contractors must protect their investment and business by ensuring that their equipment is in optimum working condition.  

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Topics: Preventative Maintenance, Sewer Cutters

ROVVER X Sewer Camera and Quick-Lock Point Repair Work Together to Repair Pipe

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Dec 29, 2017 7:50:26 PM

Watch as a ROVVER X crawler pushes a Quick-Lock point repair sleeve into position to solve water infiltration. The Quick-Lock point repair sleeve fixes deteriorating and leaky sewer pipes without messy resin, expensive equipment, short working times or long cures. Designed for unsurpassed service life, Quick-Lock’s stainless steel construction restores structural strength, while its rubber gasket seals out infiltration. 

 

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Topics: ROVVER X, Quick-Lock, Product Features

Quick-Lock Point Repair System and ROVVER X Sewer Inspection Camera to the Rescue.

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Dec 29, 2017 7:45:56 PM

Quick-Lock and ROVVER X teamed up recently to fix a large hole in a sewer pipe wall in Montana

During a demo, the customer presented a pipe to Luke Stewart and Jessie Carr of NorMont Equipment, cautioning that it was also inundated with offset joints, protruding taps, steep slopes, fractures and other challenges. The NorMont team demonstrated how the Quick-Lock point repair system could overcome these challenges to fix the hole.

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Topics: Workflow, Quick-Lock, ROVVER X

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Pipeline Renewal Technologies delivers innovation to processes ranging from pipe point repair to relining and lateral reinstatement. Cutting edge technology, combined with dependability and support, have made us the industry's partner of choice.

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