Two feature articles have been published by Trenchless Technology, North America's leading underground construction magazine, featuring two Formadrain licensees and the Formadrain lateral lining system. The articles are both online and will also be in TT's print editions.
Projects done by Towpath Pipe Restoration out of Binghampton, New York, and Forage 3D from Quebec are featured.
Forage 3D rehabilitated a 200-foot section of the old and crumbling combined sewer in the iconic Chateau Frontenac hotel in Quebec using Formadrain's proprietary pulled-in-place, steam cured epoxy liner.
The whole story about how the job came about and how the rehabilitation was done is here.
Towpath's project involves lining a large storm sewer system under a manufacturing plant in New Britain, Continue Reading
Repairing aging and/or damaged pipes using the cured-in-place process (CIPP) is a great alternative to traditional open-cut methods. As city officials in Toledo recently discovered, it can also be a more environmentally friendly choice as well.
One hundred homes in a Toledo residential district were having difficulties with the lateral connections, particularly during rainstorms. City officials knew that the problem was one they could not ignore. The longer they put off repairs, the worse off the homeowners would be.
After debating the issue, they decided that lining the damaged pipes was the best and cheapest option. But the more officials looked into it, the more they realized that their solution had a problem.
The styrene/felt liners that they wanted project engineers to use Continue Reading
It’s a fact: pipe repair methods that involve open cut methods aren’t always right for every situation. This holds especially true when the pipes involved run beneath the surface of buildings and/or other populated areas.
Take for example, the situation that SUNY New Paltz University officials had to face a few years ago. One of the campus dormitories had pipe blockage problems so severe that the question wasn’t if the pipe would break but when. Officials feared that if the blockage were not handled immediately, the break could happen during the busy school year ahead.
The pipe was located 30 feet beneath the dormitory building and ran under common ground for 25 feet. Moreover, the pipe itself changed size — from 4 to 6 inches — and had several bends and elbows.
Open cut methods Continue Reading
Formadrain is now the Canadian distributor of an exceptional line of small diameter lateral cutters from the Finnish company Picote. Picote, like Formadrain, is an innovator in its field and has created some remarkable products which are brilliantly simple and effective.
Since 2008, Picote has focused on in-house research and development and now offers a growing range of innovative, patented and patent-pending products, available for the first time to the international market. These resourceful tools and machinery are devised and perfected as a direct result of workforce and on-site feedback and evaluation. The company's Smart Cutter™ system, which Formadrain will carry, won the ISTT new product award for 2012 at the 30th International ISTT No-Dig Show in Brazil.
Picote and Continue Reading