A Look Back at WWETT 2019

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Feb 28, 2019 7:18:00 AM

Pipeline Renewal Technologies was at WWETT 2019 with some exciting new products. A big thank you to everyone who stopped by to check them out.

If you couldn't make the show, here's what was featured:

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Topics: WWETT

What's Your Sewer IQ? Take our CIPP Liner Quiz

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Feb 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: Sewer IQ Quiz

Don't miss PRT at WWETT 2019—booth 5224

Posted by Nicole Lygo on Feb 4, 2019 9:27:00 AM

If you work in sewer rehabilitation, don't miss Pipeline Renewal Technologies at the WWETT show, Booth 5224. Visit us February 21-23 at the Indiana Convention Center.

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Topics: WWETT

What is the Strongest Asset to Your Business and Your Bottom Line? Your Employees!

Posted by Rena Krumholz on Jan 8, 2019 9:30:00 AM


Working in the pipeline rehabilitation industry is hard work: long days, time away from family and difficult working conditions. So a positive work environment is vital to maintaining an engaged and productive team. Though a healthy work-life balance is not always realistic out on the road, considering the physical and mental well-being of your crew can help maintain high levels of employee morale and team unity. High morale directly equates to reduced turnover and absenteeism, enhanced customer experience and increased revenue.

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Topics: Training, Business Resources

The Evolution of Cured-In-Place Pipe

Posted by Katie Breeden on Jan 2, 2019 11:42:00 AM

Originally called “insitu form,” meaning “form in place,” cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners were developed in 1971 by Eric Wood in London, England. Prior to that, trenchless technology methods were limited to sliplining or grouting techniques. But those methods were less feasible: grout is a short-lived solution that is expensive to apply, and sliplining also requires grouting, a measure of trenching and results in significant diameter loss. Wood recognized the opportunity to improve rehabilitation efforts with liners that were cured directly inside the pipe, which led to the invention of CIPP liners. CIPP repairs the damaged pipe with a liner that, essentially, becomes a new, jointless pipe within a pipe. Wood successfully executed the first CIPP repair by pulling a felt liner impregnated with polyester resin through the pipe and finishing it with an ambient cure.

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Topics: Sewer Rehabilitation, Trenchless Rehab

Top Industry Advice for Sewer Rehab Contractors

Posted by Pipeline Renewal Technologies on Dec 26, 2018 9:52:00 AM



We've compiled the top sewer rehab industry resources to help you start the new year off on the right foot!

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Topics: Resources

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 Rehabilitation, Trenchless Rehab, Sewer Infrastructure

Section 179: Deducting New Equipment Purchases

Posted by Venay Sehgal Bhatia on Dec 6, 2018 1:04:10 PM

The year is nearing its end. Have you taken advantage of the tax breaks available to municipal contractors?

Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. Section 179 isn’t a new tax credit, but it changes pretty frequently and can be difficult to keep track of. It was created to encourage small businesses to spend and invest in themselves, and 70 percent of small business owners plan to take advantage of it this year.

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Topics: Resources, Business Resources

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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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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