Though most people have not heard of the sewer rehabilition and renewal industry, it is a $ 14 billion business that is growing faster than other sectors in the maintenance universe. Rehabilitation and renewal refer to the different parts of the industry. Rehabilition refers to localized repairs while renewal refers to a comprehensive repair of the entire pipe. Renewal is a more extensive approach to maintenance that will extend the operating life of the sewer.
Tech-Patches not only work on poly tanks, they work on all common pipe substrates. Thus they are ideal for the certaom repairs required in the sewer rehabilitation and renewal industry. Our G Series patches have been described by an engineer from a leading sewer rehabilitaion company as “the best tool in the toolbox” to repair localized damage. Tech-Patches can be easily applied to either the inside or the outside of a pipe. When the pipe being repaired is HDPE, Tech-Patches can accurately be described as the only tool in the tool box.
Tech-Patches are applied with our patented Polymer Bonding Process (Process). Both the Tech-Patches and the Process are proven technologies and the two, in combination, will save the industry tens of thousands of dollars at a time when that savings is sorely needed.
For the last few decades, the use of HDPE pipe in sewers has increased greatly. Since HDPE is a polymer, there hasn’t been any repair methodology where you can just stick on a patch on a damaged area of the HDPE pipe. With Tech-Patches that situation has changed, Tech-Patches work on HDPE pipe, steel pipe, PVC pipe, on every pipe substrate used in sewers.
A list of the problems that Tech-Patches can alleviate include:
- Internal point repairs
- External point repairs
- Sealing joints and cracks
Making a point repair on a damaged sewer pipe uses the same procedure as putting a patch on a poly tank. Sealing a crack in a sewer is the same as sealing a crack in a poly tank. Tech-Patches have already been used to seal a joint in a drain line in a municipality in Florida. Well, the situation was not exactly a leaking joing.
They were installing HDPE pipe and the job called for two installations where the pipe was to meet in the middle. Of course, the pipes did not exactly meet. Besides being embarrassing, replacement was going to be costly. A pipe clamp was tried. The pipe still leaked.
Tech-Patch strips – A flexible pipe clamp.
Not only do Tech-Patches always work. They also never fail. A Tech-Patch strip can be applied to the entire circumference of a pipe, even two pipes where the ends don’t exactly meet.