Who needs a Video Inspection?

  • Potential Home Buyers
  • Homeowners with slow drainage issues
  • Homeowners with large trees in the area
  • Homeowners with older homes

Calgary Sewer Drain Video Inspection

Revive Pipe Restoration uses the latest in video inspection equipment and techniques to inspect your sewer drains.  We provide you with a copy of the video of your drain line as well as a report highlighting any concerns which we see.

In the unfortunate event that there is a major issue with your sewer drain, Revive Pipe Restoration specializes in the installation of a cured in place pipe within the existing drain pipe.  This technique avoids unnecessary destruction to your yard & basement and provides a seamless pipe from your basement drain right to the city sewer connection.  The installation comes with a 10 year warranty and the life expectancy of the liner is in excess of 50 years. 

There are several issues that a homeowner should know about to avoid an extremely disruptive sewer backup and the only way to know for sure if your drain pipes are on the verge of backing up is to do a video inspection.

Aging Sewer Lines

Most facilities/structures built in Calgary prior to the early 1970s had sewer lines composed of primarily cast iron and clay. The primary problem seen in these lines is cracking and the bottom of the pipe rusting out. Common problems seen in clay pipes are root intrusion at the joints and cracks.  Many houses built in the 1960's and earlier had sewer lines made of a material called No Corrode, a pipe made out of laminated tar paper.  No corrode is susceptible to root intrusion, joint displacement and collapsing.  Revive Pipe Restoration can install a cured in place pipe inside of any type of pipe to protect your home from sewer backups due to blockages.

Root Intrusion

Root intrusion into sewer pipe systems is reported to cause 50% of all sewer blockages and may be responsible for your Calgary sewer backup. Interference of trees into sewer systems is likely to occur in older systems and in cracked pipes. Factors that contribute to damage include older pipes with joints, shallow pipes, small-dimension pipes and fast-growing tree species. Cost associated with ongoing maintenance for root intrusion is expensive, laborious and unfortunately, is rarely a permanent fix.  Revive Pipe Restoration's seamless liner is impenetrable to tree roots, so you can be sure that your root problem will not reoccur.

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Calcification in Sewer Lines

Over time, calcium deposits from water form a crusted coating called calcification which clogs up household pipes and drain lines, especially when hard water is in use. Once pipes are lined with epoxy, calcification can no longer occur because the deposits cannot adhere to the interior walls of the new epoxy barrier pipe.  Revive Pipe Restoration utilizes specialized boring tools to remove hard calcium deposits from your drain pipes.