Frequently Asked Questions

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Crete Sewer Lining & Sewer Repair FAQs

Is it possible to install a liner through an existing stack or cleanout?
Yes, the liner can easily be installed through a four inch stack or an already existing outside cleanout.

Most residential sewers in my area start out as 4” cast iron and transition to 6” clay.  Is this possible to line?
Our lining system and materials allow us to make a seamless transition between the 4” and 6” connection without any additional set-ups.

Can a sewer that has a 90 degree bend be lined?
Yes it can.  The materials that are used are flexible enough to negotiate 90 degree bend making a smooth fit throughout the elbow.

Can a pipe with holes or that has missing pieces still be lined without digging?
Yes, even pipes with large holes or voids can be lined without having to dig.

Is it possible to just perform a spot repair anywhere in the sewer?
Yes, one of the major advantages of using Reid & Pederson Drainage is our ability to tailor a repair to each specific job.  We can make repairs anywhere in your sewer – from one foot to the entire length.

What types of pipes can be lined?
Most any type of pipe can be lined – including clay, cast iron, PVC, ductile iron and concrete.

How long can I expect to be without service during the installation process?
Customers are able to use their facilities until just before the liner is installed in the sewer line.  The installation and curing process typically takes between 3-4 hours.  Once the curing process is complete and the installation is verified by our cameras, the homeowner is able to immediately use their facilities.

What is the life expectancy of the sewer liner?
The manufacturer has designed the product with a 50 year design life.

Does sewer lining have to meet any certain standards?
Yes. All the lining products we use meet or exceed all ASTM standards for pipe lining


Crete Duct Cleaning FAQs

What types of Air Duct pipes can be lined?
Most any type of pipes can be lined with the Enviroliner duct lining material.  Because the material is designed with a high adhesion value, it will bond to most any materialit is sprayed on.  Most commonly seen underground pipes are galvanized, concrete, transite, clay tile, PVC or cardboard.

Is duct lining a long term solution?
The Enviroliner product is designed with a 30 plus year life expectancy, and Reid & Pederson Drainage provides a 15 year limited warranty on the installation of the product.

How long will I be without my furnace?
Customers are able to use their furnace (heat or air conditioning) as soon as the application is completed. The only downtime experienced is during the application of the product which typically takes 3-4 hours.

Is the product safe and do we need to leave the house?
The Enviroliner product has been extensively tested for safety by a 3rd party testing facility. The homeowner does not need to leave the house at anytime during or after the application.

Is there an odor?
Because the product is latex based, most homeowners will experience a smell similar to that after painting their walls. This smell typically will go away anywhere from 3days to a week after application.

What size of pipes can be lined?
Most common underground pipe diameters are 6", however Reid & Pederson Drainage can line any pipes from 3" on up. One recent installation included an 18" trunk line.

Can mold grow inside the pipe once it is lined?
Because the Enviroliner product has a 3% zinc content, mold is unable to grow inside the lined pipe.  Mold typically will grow inside air ducts when there are holes in the pipe allowing dirt and moisture to enter into the pipe.  The Enviroliner product will cover and seal these holes and prevent further mold growth in the duct.

Will installing the liner in my pip reduce the air flow?
Although the installation of the Enviroliner product will reduce the diameter of the pipe by a small amount, it should not reduce the amount of air flow.  In many cases it is believed to improve airflow through the pipe, because it has created a smooth surface for the air to flow through and has sealed off any holes that may have reduced the airflow.

Will lining stop water from entering my ducts?
Although the Enviroliner product is water resistant, it is not water proof and is not guaranteed to keep water out.  If there is a water problem commonly caused by improper drainage, that problem should be addressed prior to lining the ducts.

My HVAC service man told me I should just abandon the underground ducts and turn the system overhead. Is this a better solution than lining?
No!  Turning the system overhead can be more costly then lining, and the homeowner will not experience the same comfort that they are used to with an underground system.  Heat rises, so when the system is turned overhead the system needs to work harder to push warm air down.  Homeowners who have gone overhead typically complain saying “my head is hot and my feet are cold”.


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