Breaking New Ground Without Breaking Any Ground
We use LMK Enterprises for our lateral pipelining process. LMK’s technology allows us to lateral line through a clean out with no digging or cutting required. The lining is usually positioned with a translucent bladder and vacuum impregnated. Next we invert the liner/badder assembly through the clean out and is directed upstream or downstream by the use of a guide shoe. We then can visually verify the placement of the liner prior to curing because of the one step inversion process that is exclusive to LMK installers. No other lining company can offer this. I personally would not want to invert a liner into a pipe & have to let it cure & then provide a camera inspection only to find that it was not placed where you intended it to be, (first pic bottom of this paragraph). The liner is then cured at ambient temperatures or accelerated with steam. The liner can be installed where the inflation pressure is never compromised; because the liner remains inflated from the time of inversion throughout the curing process. This is an important feature as the pressure used to invert the liner tube may move broken pieces of pipe. If inflation was removed the broken pieces of pipe could fall on the deflated liner. Inflation, deflation and subsequent re-inflation could result in a defective liner which would result in required excavation to repair the defective liner. When cured the badder is re-inverted & removed from the pipe. There is no cutting required in the liner because the liner is started below the test tee & past the side connections. Further, the liner is open ended at the main location so there is no cutting at the upstream end or the downstream end. We are licensed & certified by LMK & have a fully equipped lining trailer.