OUR TRENCHLESS PROCESS
Where quality liners start.
The fiberglass layers are wet out with the epoxy, wrapped around a rubber mandrel, and wrapped in polyethylene to protect it. It is then U-folded and taped to hold it tight. Finally, it is rolled onto a spool ready to go to the jobsite.
Where simplicity and durability come together.
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 Ts, Ys, and bends of up to 90 degrees. Our liners also adapt to any diameter upsizes.
FORMADRAIN solutions can take on any challenge.
When time and quality matter.
Another of FORMADRAIN’s unique features is that once properly positioned, the liner is cured with pressurized steam for a short time. It only takes 45 minutes to cure the Formapox 101 resin, and 2 hours for the Formapox 301 high chemical-resistance resin.
The quality of the curing is very important to ensure a strong and durable material, as processes using ambient temperatures do not provide the same results. FORMADRAIN has been steam curing since 1994—and we’ve performed advanced tests to ensure a 100% optimal (minimum) curing time of the lining in the ground for maximum quality.
Our equipment was developed in a cold climate in which steam is essential for year-round work and productivity. The unit can produce 80 psi of steam in less than 5 minutes. Even if the job is completed in a warmer environment, the resins cure very quickly, giving ample time to carry out the cure. Even with this large window of time, the lining is 100% cured within 45 minutes, 100% of the time.
We know steam better than anyone in the industry. Over the years, others have begun to take the same direction we’ve taken—while we have been doing steam curing for more than 25 years.
Your crew can get a job done in about half a day.
UNMATCHED LIFE SPAN
Scientific tests show that our liners will withstand root intrusion and water infiltration for over 50 years.
Contrary to some other CIPP methods as well as other trenchless technologies, our process is completely no-dig, which means absolutely no mess.
The liner’s innovative design guarantees optimal structural integrity and strength.
Our lines contain no VOCs and pose no threat to the health of workers or inhabitants.
Requires less labor and minimal fuel consumption for a lining installation.
For all types of repairs, including spot repairs and full-length pipe renewal.
Can be installed in any season and in any weather conditions.
READY TO USE
Cured liners are ready to use as soon as the crew leaves.
IMPROVED BOTTOM LINE
Accelerate your productivity and take on more jobs thanks to FORMADRAIN solutions.
EQUIPMENT AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
FORMADRAIN custom builds three different sizes of trailers and fully equips them for a spot-on job every time: two 350,000 BTU steam units (700,000 BTU total) with a steam regulator and safety switches, two 500 ft. one-ton winches, all hoses, connectors, ropes, compressor, push rod, and much more. We can even mount equipment on skids, if needed.
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 every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.
Our engineering team is also available for municipal engineers and public works officials for end-to-end support on upcoming or existing projects.
When you use FORMADRAIN, you get a new structural and durable pipe. Everything will be installed without the expense, disruption and damage associated with digging. The working time is even counted in hours—half a day and your problems are solved.
FORMADRAIN also offers a compact 350,000 BTU skid-mount unit for added flexibility.
What if you could do more jobs each shift? How about 3-4 more spots per day? FORMADRAIN makes it happen.
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