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

3 Things to Consider When Deciding to Rent, Lease or Buy Sewer Rehab Equipment

Posted by Katie Breeden on Oct 10, 2018 12:40:04 PM

Having the right sewer rehab equipment is integral to performing work. It can also be a large burden—physically and financially—but it doesn’t have to be. Determining whether to rent, lease or buy equipment is a complex decision that deserves careful consideration of many factors, as each option has its own list of advantages and disadvantages. The most important thing to know about renting and leasing is that you borrow, not own, the equipment. Aside from ownership status, other factors include technological, financial and legal considerations. When choosing how to procure your equipment, consider the following questions.

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Grout is Out!

Posted by Katie Breeden on Sep 26, 2018 1:03:54 PM

When choosing the proper pipeline rehabilitation technique, repair teams need an effective and lasting solution. Trenchless or no-dig technologies are preferable to high-cost, high-risk trenching alternatives whenever possible, as they save resources and cause minimal disturbance during installation. Yet while all trenchless solutions bring these benefits, some prove to be more practical than others.

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Topics: Product Features, Inflow and Infiltration, Quick-Lock, Sewer Rehabilitation, Trenchless Rehab

Making Mechanical Point Repair Easy

Posted by Katie Breeden on Sep 12, 2018 1:41:15 PM

As the name suggests, Quick-Lock mechanical point repair sleeves solve pipe rehabilitation problems safely, reliably and quickly. Point repair sleeves address common pipeline concerns like infiltration, circumferential and longitudinal cracks, holes and offset joints, but without the lengthy time needed for CIPP and grout methods. Sleeves can also be installed serially when appropriate.

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

Bit by Bit: Why Cutter Bits Matter

Posted by Katie Breeden on Aug 17, 2018 2:12:40 PM

You wouldn’t cure CIPP with a hair dryer. So why would you reinstate services with the wrong bit? Different cutter bits provide operators with the versatility to work on a variety of pipeline rehab projects. Available in a range of shapes and sizes, each cutter bit is designed for a specific use. Even though many operators end up relying on a select few bits, knowing the various cutter bits’ purposes can increase the quality of rehab, productivity of operators and lifetime of the cutter.

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Topics: Sewer Rehabilitation, Sewer Cutters, Training

Quick-Lock Saves Contractor $225,000: A Spotlight on JPW Properties

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Jul 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Jeff Warner, Owner/President of JPW Properties, was in a difficult situation that could have cost him his business. During a post-installation inspection the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) found chips and tuberculation on some of the pipes that JPW Properties installed in a townhouse community. The CFPUA gave JPW Properties two options—either pay a local CIPP contractor $300,000, or repair the failed pipes.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Quick-Lock

To Seal or Not to Seal?

Posted by Pipeline Renewal Technologies on Jul 17, 2018 7:17:00 AM

CIPP has become the industry standard for relining pipes, but it’s not a perfect solution. CIPP liners often shrink after curing in response to variations between cure and ambient temperature. The annular space between the liner and host pipe can allow ongoing infiltration, becoming a groundwater expressway that carries leakage directly from the source to the manhole. While closely monitoring the cool down process and lowering the temperature before releasing pressure can help prevent shrinkage, it can also add time and expense to an already pricey repair process. To prevent this, many installers utilize a liner end seal.

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Topics: Quick-Lock

Using Fiber-Optic Cure Verification to Monitor Your CIPP Cure Process

Posted by Allison Symonds on Jun 28, 2018 11:00:00 AM

CIPP liner curing is a complex process involving sensitive chemical reactions influenced by unpredictable environmental conditions. Although reliable when performed to spec, if a CIPP liner is improperly installed, the repairs can be costly.

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Topics: Resources, Trenchless Rehab

Investing in Your Equipment: Small Diameter Cutters

Posted by Katie Breeden on Jun 5, 2018 6:20:59 PM

Small diameter cutters are essential tools for companies working in pipe rehabilitation. From connection reinstatement during stack rehab to grinding offsets and protruding taps, these machines can hold their own for a variety of pipeline rehab and cleaning purposes. To find a cutter that aligns with your services, you’ll need to analyze current needs and consider any work you hope to tackle in the future.

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Subsurface Utility Imaging Leads Trenchless Rehab with Quick-Lock

Posted by Allison Symonds on May 17, 2018 10:30:00 AM

sui-logo-large1Subsurface Utility Imaging (SUI) has been identifying, marking, tracing, mapping, cleaning and inspecting underground utilities since its founding in 2010, but it was recently called in for a unique project. An old warehouse in upstate New York had been wasting away, largely vacant and unused until an engine manufacturer signed on to lease the entire facility. However, before moving in, a remodel was required, including an evaluation of the vast network of sanitary and stormwater conveyance piping underneath the warehouse.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight, Quick-Lock, Trenchless Rehab

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