Formadrain is Your Perfect No-Dig Solution for Repairing Underground Pipes

Hundreds of miles have been successfully lined with this system since 1994!

Here's Some Key Benefits of the Formadrain No-Dig System for You...

Formadrain is a true no-dig technology. It is a steam-cured, fiberglass and epoxy system that is pulled-in-place through existing pipes. This means it is used to repair underground pipes without digging. With no excavation, it can perform lateral repairs, Lateral-Main-Connection® repairs, spot repairs and process piping repairs.

In addition, the Formadrain system:

  • Has been steam cured since 1994 when it was developed.
  • Has lined hundreds of miles of pipe since its launch.
  • Counts over 40 authorized Formadrain licensees across the United States and Canada.
  • Can repair circular pipes from 2 to 48 inches (50 to 1200 mm) in diameter.
  • Contains Green technology: No Volatile Organic Compounds used (VOC Free)

Read more of the Formadrain advantages here.

New CIPP Project in Minnesota to Rescue Aging Sewer System

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Formadrain system steam curing the CIPP liner

The residents of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, will soon be able to breathe a little easier. City officials have recently given the green light to a much-needed restoration project that will repair leaky sewer pipes under three neighborhoods – Oak Hill, Cedar Manor and Lenox.

Like so many other cities across North America, St. Louis Park sits atop infrastructure that is deteriorating as a result of age and wear. Mindful of the disruptive impact open trench methods have on the urban environments, officials decided to use cured-in-place pipe technology for the rehabilitation.

Preparations began last March when contractors performed preliminary work cleaning the sewer pipe. Repairs are underway.

Because engineers do not have to dig up streets to get to the pipes, they will be able to focus on the repairs and get them done more quickly than traditional methods would have allowed. Better still, they will be able to eliminate tree loss and the disturbance of residential landscapes all while avoiding long-term traffic inconveniences.

City officials, meanwhile, are celebrating the cost effectiveness of their choice. Not only will St. Louis Park save money, so will city residents. It’s a win-win for everyone all the way around.

At Formadrain, we have been an industry leader in CIPP technology for 20 years. Our CIPP system is economical and durable and can be used for a variety of applications, including underground pipes, rainwater leaders, vents, sanitary columns and process piping. When performance counts, contact us!

Cutting Edge Trenchless Technology

If trenchless technology remains on the cutting edge of the construction industry, it is partly because of the important work that dedicated university researchers do in the field.  News reports that this month, one of the leading no-dig research facilities in the country, the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University, will be […]

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Read The Story of How Three Cities Worked Together And Made History with Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP)

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At the height of the recession in 2010, three cities in Minnesota – Fridley, Golden Valley and Hutchinson – got together to solve a common problem: finding a way to rehabilitate drinking water pipes in each city that were in dire need of repair. Cash-strapped city officials had chosen the cured-in-place-pipe technique because they knew […]

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