This is an ideal NO-DIG system for laterals and spot repairs.
Formadrain liners do not use felt tubes. They are epoxy and fiberglass liners that are pulled or pushed into place.
The liners are steam-cured, providing you with plenty of working time and assuring a complete cure. Every time.
We have a proven and virtually perfect pipelining system for laterals and spot repairs. Here’s why:
Why is Formadrain worth a hard look for any plumber or sewer contractor? No fluff, no hype: this system works, really well.
In 2005 CATT performed a 13,000-hour creep test and determined a long-term (50-year) Modulus of Flexural Elasticity of Formadrain liners.
“Since 1994 FORMADRAIN has consistently proven itself as an effective option in repairing or replacing laterals (house sewers) or other underground pipes.
The most obvious benefit of the system is that it can be installed without digging a single hole. The process utilizes a liner with an epoxy formulation that is inserted inside the existing pipe (it’s a pull in place or push in place system), but with minimal loss in diameter.”
Formapox 101 is the standard epoxy resin used for laterals and forms a watertight, thin, yet extremely strong and durable liner. The liner is bright blue in colour.
Formapox 101 is the mainstay of our pulled-in-place, steam-cured, fibreglass and epoxy underground pipe repair system.
Formapox 301 epoxy resin was created for virtually any industrial application. It is designed for extreme conditions including strong acids, caustics, and petroleum products The liner is gray once installed.
Durapox is our latest development. It offers an incredible 60-DAY OPEN TIME with all the features of Formapox 101.
Durapox liners are made-to-order at Formadrain’s shop under tightly held quality control standards and shipped to the licensee ready to install.
The fiberglass mat is wet out with the epoxy, wrapped around a rubber mandrel, then wrapped in polyethylene to protect it, U-folded and taped to hold it tight and then rolled onto a spool ready to go to the jobsite.
The liners can be pushed or pulled into place between any two access points, clean outs, manholes, etc. Pulled in place is often the preferred method as two lifelines are available for adjustments. The pulled liner will easily negotiate T’s, Y’s, and bends of up to 90 degrees. Location of transitions, if any, is not a concern.
Once in place, the steam line is connected to the mandrel and steam pressure applied for the indicated time span (usually 45 mins. to 2 hours depending upon which epoxy is used and the size of the liner).
Formadrain custom builds three different sizes of trailers and equips them fully based on more than twenty five years of experience. Two 350,000 BTU steam units with steam regulator and safety switches, two 500’ 2 ton winches, all hoses, connectors, ropes, compressor, push rod, and more.
Will also mount equipment on skids if contractors have a trailer or trucks if contractors desire.
Installers are thoroughly trained by Formadrain in-house engineers in their own shop and on site at real jobs. They are provided with direct telephone access to Formadrain engineers 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Municipal engineers and Public Works Officials can access the engineering team directly to go over details of a proposal or existing project.