Your Pipe Inspection and Repair Professionals in Charlotte, NC
Federal EC is a team of top pipe inspection and repair professionals in Charlotte, NC. We're experts in trenchless rehabilitation methods for commercial, municipal, federal storm drainage and sewer systems for business owners and utilities. Let us provide you an overview of our primary services.
Pipe rehabilitation in Charlotte, NC, is an important part of maintaining underground infrastructure. This is especially true for aging sewer or storm drain systems where the effects of corrosion and decay begin to take hold and eventually lead to damage or flooding. For pipe systems inspection and rehabilitation is an important factor in their ability to carry out their full design life.
Due to the nature of the work, rehabilitation often takes place close to structures or in areas with a regular flow of traffic, limiting options. Locating pipelines and problem areas in pipes can also be difficult with incomplete public records so we rely on robotic camera inspection.
Pipe rehabilitation often requires working near structures and in high-traffic areas where keeping traffic flow open is important. A pipe’s details can also be difficult to find if not indicated in public records, and the nature of defects can be difficult to ascertain without proper inspection and analysis. However, pipe detection and inspection methods such as CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) inspection, ground penetrating radar, and passive sound detection and camera inspection can help get the details required to identify deficiencies. Trenchless rehabilitation techniques, such as cured in place pipe lining, pipe bursting, spin casting, coating, and slip lining, can allow restoration work to take place with a minimum of disruption.
Federal EC provides pipe inspection in Charlotte, NC, as a fundamental part of maintaining a sewer or drain system’s condition. Its primary function is to locate problem areas in pipelines. It’s a major advantage over the alternative, which is to wait for lines to deteriorate to the point that symptoms become evident and potentially very costly.
Federal EC uses industry leading robotic pipeline inspection which is leaps and bounds above limited push type camera systems often utilized by plumbers.
There are multiple pipe-inspection techniques currently in use. Pushcams, which push through pipes on long cords and send back video are simple applications but don’t steer into laterals. For lateral inspections, lateral launch cameras push normally through mains but send a second camera into laterals for a more comprehensive overview. Solo robot cameras are a newer development. They travel pipelines on a wheeled platform and are steerable which allows them to steer around obstructions.
Sinkhole Repair and Rehabilitation
Sinkholes are extremely dangerous. Often the small void or settling at the surface is just the tip of the iceberg and an indicator of an often large and dangerous void underground. When settling or a hole at the surface is observed the area should be secured and a professional experienced in sinkhole remediation should be contacted. It is important that the root cause of the sinkhole be repaired before the hole itself is filled or it will likely reappear.
There are various techniques for sinkhole repair and rehabilitation in Charlotte, NC, that we consider here at Federal EC. In general, sinkhole rehabilitation is done to stabilize soil, level surface structures, and restore the area’s bearing capacity.
The following are some common solutions:
- Permeation grouting uses cement, pressure or chemical grouting to fill voids in soil or rock or stabilize soil by permeating and cementing granular subsurface material.
- Compaction grouting injects columns or bulbs of grout into the soil to compress it and increase its bearing capacity. The grouting also cuts down on water seepage and re-levels surface structures.
- Cap grouting covers voids in bedrock that allow soil to fall in and create surface depressions. After capping, follow-up compaction grouting is not uncommon in re-stabilization of soil disturbed by the drop.
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At Federal EC, we’re trenchless pipe experts in Charlotte, NC, and the southeastern region of the US. We have extensive experience in industry leading utility projects. We’re a value-engineering-based company that works closely with municipal, commercial, and government entities to identify unique and purpose-built solutions for large and small projects. Federal EC is value-oriented and conducts business according to flexibility while demonstrating honesty, safety, and ethics. Reach the Federal EC team by calling us or filling out our online form.
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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.