Installation of new pipeline is a resource intensive process to begin with. Delays and problems can lead to rapidly climbing costs and reduced margins. One way to reduce costs is to prevent repeated cleanings and inspections of lines prior to final acceptance by the customer. Protect new installations from silt contamination.
Manned entry into stormwater pipeline systems presents an inherent risk no matter how well precautions are taken and OSHA requirements are followed; the risk is exacerbated when pipe diameters get down below 30″. All South Underground has long been a proponent and provider of the remote packer-based pipeline repair method that utilizes a closed circuit camera and robotic packer to remotely inject grout into joints, cracks, and other dificiencies in pipelines smaller than 30″. The resulting repairs are often much less expensive than lining methods and a fraction of the cost of dig-and-replace methods…and best of all…the method puts safety first and keeps workers out of highly confined spaces.
In the past, options for repairing leaking joints or other localized deficiencies in elliptical pipe were extremely limited. Cured-in-place lining of the entire pipe span could be very costly and dig-and-repair/replace methods are also costly, especially if the pipe runs under buildings, roadways or other infrastructure. Sectional cured-in-place point repairs posed a different risk as cylindrical inflatable carriers struggle to provide adequate pressure to the elongated portions of elliptical pipe walls, all too often resulting in a catastrophic packer failure or poorly fitted liner; both of which present the challenging requirement to remove the defective liner in pipe that was too small for manned entry to begin with.
To solve this problem, All South Underground has enlisted the help of a leading grout packer manufacturer, which has provided made-to-order elliptically shaped remote packers specifically tailored to fit the dimensions of common elliptical RCP storm pipes. The packers work seamlessly with the company’s existing remote grouting systems. Using acrylamide based grouts, All South Underground is now able to permanently seal leaking joints, cracks, and other deficiencies in 14″ x 23″ and “19 x 30” elliptical pipe.
All South Underground looks forward to providing the city of Tampa with excellent service inline with the city’s efforts protect bays and nearshore waters from pollution. On thursday, the city of Tampa awarded All South Underground a city-wide contract to clean bay-saving stormwater filter boxes around Tampa that trap oil, trash, and other debris from stormwater runoff before it flows into Tampa’s rivers, lakes, and bays. As part of the contract, All South Underground will be tasked with hydro-vac cleaning and refurbishment of stormwater system baffle boxes and filters to ensure that they are operating at peak efficiency.
Chemical grout provides a cost-effective and permanent solution to stop infiltration in pipeline and collections systems. For decades however, the practice of chemical grouting has been an obscure and scarcely understood art among underground utility managers. All South Underground seeks to change that by teaming up with a number of key industry partners to present customers with clear specifications.