There’s one plumbing problem that every property owner dreads to discover - a leaking or damaged water pipe beneath their property. Whether it’s a sewer or potable line, faulty pipes can cause serious damage if left unattended.
Traditionally, in order to access and repair broken underground pipes, major earthmoving would be required. This repair process would often last for several days and could cause significant environmental property damage.
If damaged pipes were located in hard to reach area, say beneath a driveway or building, this process would become not only incredibly time-consuming and inconvenient, but very expensive. Nuflow’s advanced pipe relining technology allows us to perform trenchless pipe repair on broken pipes.
Tunnel Vision is approved license holders of Nuflow Technologies, a world-leading solution for pipe relining. Nuflow's cutting-edge trenchless pipe technology allows the Tunnel Vision team to repair damaged piping systems seamlessly without any need for digging or excavation.
What is Nuflow?
Also known as ‘cured-in-place-pipe’ (CIPP), or ‘pull-in-place’ (PIP) technology, Nuflow is the latest development in epoxy pipe relining and repair. Utilising Nuflow's trenchless pipe repair technology, Tunnel Vision can create a seamless liner within the inner walls of a damaged pipe to essentially create a ‘pipe within a pipe’. This liner is made from environmentally friendly and scientifically-tested epoxy resins infused into the fabric.
Nuflow is cost-effective, quick, structurally strong and perfect for situations where digging is not an option (under buildings, close by to hazards or within a heritage-listed area). Nuflow allows Tunnel Vision to fix the problem and repair the pipe without the expense of excavating and restoring the surrounding landscape.
How Does Nuflow Pipe Relining Work?
- We use our CCTV drain inspection cameras to identify the location of the problem at hand is. The CCTV drain inspection cameras provide high-quality video footage to give a detailed understanding of the issues within your pipe system.
- If it is determined that you have a blocked drain, we will then clear the piping system by using high-pressure jetting technology. With a pressure of 2500 - 4000psi, Tunnel Vision’s advanced drain cleaning equipment can clear even the most stubborn of blocked drains.
- Using a custom-made bladder and compressed air, the epoxy liner is inflated and then left to cure in the shape of the existing pipe.
- Once the Nuflow pipe lining has cured, the bladder liner is removed, leaving a new pipe replacement.
Where Can Nuflow Be Used?
Nuflow can be used on any pipelines from small-bored 400mm up to 1500mm in diameter. It works with virtually all piping materials; PVC, concrete, cast-iron, clay, roll groove, galvanised pipe, copper, HDPE, poly pipe and ZINCALUME® steel.
Most stormwater drains, sewer systems and drainage systems are covered, as well as trade waste systems, pressurised fire pipe systems and deep-set potable water pipe systems.
Nuflow’s epoxy resins are also highly flexible and can repair pipes of any shape or size, including:
- Horizontal pipes
- Vertical pipes
- Square/rectangular pipes
- Round pipes
- 90-degree and 45-degree bends
What Are the Different Types of Nuflow Technology?
There are three different types of Nuflow pipe relining technology that are utilised by Tunnel Vision to seamlessly reline and repair leaking and broken pipes.
Nuflow Blueline is an epoxy liner that is designed to repair high wear, structural, high-temperature, and acid pipe drainage systems. The liner is installed inside of the damaged pipe’s interior wall, sealing and protecting the pipe system from further deterioration while simultaneously increasing its lifespan.
Nuflow Greenline is a potable water pipe relining solution. It has been specifically designed to repair drinking water pipes and high-pressure mains with minimal environmental disruption. Greenline can structurally repair any potable system, no matter shape or size, prevent tree root intrusions, stop leakages and increase flow rate. Nuflow Greenline is the quickest and most cost-effective solution for potable pipe repair.
Nuflow Redline is an efficient alternative for repairing pressurised metal, copper, steel and iron pipe systems. Similar to Blueline, a red epoxy coating is applied to the inner walls of the broken pipe system. The non-invasive nature of this process allows interior and exterior surfaces of buildings, landscapes and structures to remain untouched.
What Are the Benefits of Nuflow?
Less Earthmoving and Risks
A high percentage of water pipe systems are located deep underground, often close by to electrical and gas systems. In order to access and repair pipes situated underground, traditional pipe repair processes required major earthmoving to take place. With Nuflow, any broken pipes can be repaired without any digging or excavation, therefore eliminating the risk of accidentally digging into hidden structures and cables.
By utilising Nuflow, Tunnel Vision can provide a top-of-the-range pipe relining service that is quicker and safer than any traditional pipe relining process. There is less manual labour involved, therefore fewer technicians and hours are required to complete the job.
A Cost-Effective Solution For All Systems
There are huge financial savings to be had by utilising Nuflow’s pipe relining technology. It not only saves you the cost of earthmoving, but also the price attached to new pipes and installation fees. Nuflow easily allows for changes in pipe sizes, shape and direction, meaning you’re only paying for one product instead of many.
By using Nuflow technology, Tunnel Vision can completely restore the structural integrity of the host pipe. We can guarantee that Nuflow's trenchless pipe repair will restore your broken pipe so it’s as strong as before the crack appeared. Nuflow is a world leader in pipe relining and all products come with a 50-year product guarantee and a 10-year workmanship guarantee.
Nuflow's trenchless pipe lining technology allows Tunnel Vision to repair and replace pipes without any unnecessary ecological damage that would have resulted from digging to access the pipes.
Contact the Nuflow Perth Pipe Relining Experts!
The Tunnel Vision team has over a decade’s experience in applying high-tech solutions to blocked drains and other sewerage and plumbing problems.
Traditional processes of digging up and excavating pipes for repair and replacement have become obsolete thanks to Nuflow’s breakthrough pipe relining technology. If your house or business requires pipe repair, give Perth's drainage experts, Tunnel Vision, a call on 1800 631 799 or send us an enquiry today!