Advantages of CIPP Lining Over Dig-and-Replace Methods

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Sewer lines are subject to damage from corrosion, root intrusions, aging or ground movements due to shifting soil. When the need for pipe rehabilitation in Atlanta, GA arises, property owners have two choices – the traditional approach which involves excavation, and trenchless methods, such as cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) which applies epoxy resins to repair the existing pipe without digging.

Of the two, CIPP pipe lining is steadily becoming the more preferred method, and Federal EC can explain why. Here are the advantages of CIPP over traditional pipe repair techniques.

Saves Time and Money

In the dig-and-replace method, heavy equipment and a large work crew are needed when carrying out storm drain rehabilitation projects. Moreover, there will be additional costs for landscape restoration. On the other hand, the trenchless method eliminates these overhead charges since it only requires a few technicians and maintains the landscape of your property.

Traditional pipe repairs typically take about three days to complete whereas, trenchless pipe lining projects can be completed in as little as a day.

Environmentally Friendly

The dig-replace method contributes to environmental pollution in a number of ways, namely:

  • Noise pollution – excavation trucks and other equipment disrupts the peace and quiet of a community
  • Air pollution – dust particles from the excavated soil and carbon emissions from the equipment.
  • Soil Erosion – It makes the soil loose and easier to wash away by runoff water.
  • Biodiversity Disruptions- It affects the habitation of soil microorganisms and the flora and fauna in the area
  • Thermal pollution – From underground utility construction infrastructures such as gas pipe leaks or bursts.

CIPP pipe lining is minimally disruptive to the environment. Moreover, no damaged pipe ends up in the landfill as this trenchless method makes use of the structure of the affected pipe rather than excavate and dispose of it.


Digging trenches exposes asbestos, mold, and bacteria to the environment, posing serious health risks to workers and area residents. Moreover, the trenches damage the pathways making the area of operation unusable. On the other hand, trenchless pipe lining is completely underground, eliminating all the dangers posed by the dig-and-replace method.

The CIPP method will save you money, time and eliminate negative effects on the environment and human resources. Choose Federal EC for your pipe rehabilitation needs. Call us today for an appointment.


When you need top-quality pipe inspection and repair services in the greater Atlanta area and Charlotte, North Carolina, don’t think twice about getting in touch with us here at Federal EC. Our pipe specialists would be more than happy to assist you with all of your project requirements. Contact our team today by calling us or filling out the online form. Federal EC serves Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC. We look forward to working with you.

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