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)

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Leaks and Other Challenges No Problem for Formadrain

Formadrain’s cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) system is one of the best on the market. It repairs pipes up to 150 feet long and with diameters between 2 and 48 inches and has been used successfully for industrial, municipal, commercial and residential rehabilitation projects that have posed numerous challenges to engineers.

In Lackawanna, New York, for example, the Formadrain system saved a 120-foot section of a 10-inch diameter sewer main that was riddled with holes. What made that particular project especially difficult was that the main ran under a heavily populated residential section of the city.

Open-cut methods of repair would have caused damage to too many lawns and structures to be cost-effective. But by inserting a liner directly into the pipe, Formadrain technicians were not only able to repair the sewer main. They were also able to avoid property damage and spare the city undue expense.

Rensselaer Waste Water Treatment Plant

Rensselaer Waste Water Treatment Plant

Three hundred miles east of Lackawanna in Rensselaer, New York, the Formadrain system restored a pipe located in the newly constructed Rensselaer Waste Water Treatment Plant (RWWTP) facility designed to house a water treatment holding tank. The 8-inch diameter cast iron pipe—which was also new—had mysteriously sprung a leak.

What made this project especially frustrating was that engineers could not pinpoint the exact location of the leak. All they could say with certainty was that was coming from a 46-foot section of the pipe, which they tried to spot-repair without success.

Technicians then used the Formadrain CIPP system to repair the entire section, which had had several elbow bends measuring between 22.5 and 90 degrees each. Yet despite these obstacles, the entire project was completed within a day.

Formadrain is an industry leader and has been for more than 20 years. The Formadrain system excels in lining pipes that require specialized attention, either because of where they are located or how they are constructed or both. Effective and efficient, our system can help with your rehabilitation project and at a price that’s far less than other methods.

For pipeline challenges of all kinds, Formadrain is it!

Formadrain Welcomes Mr. Bruce Stevenson as Formadrain’s New North American Business Development Manager

Formadrain's Business Development Manager Bruce Stevenson

Formadrain is pleased to announce that Mr. Bruce Stevenson is now Formadrain’s new Business Development Manager, responsible for both the United States and Canada. For more than 25 years, Mr. Stevenson has worked in customer relations and sales, primarly helping business owners in technical and engineering industries.  He brings this expertise to Formadrain and will […]

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Laterals : Municipaliites’ latest concern

The same pipe, now lined with the Formadrain system

As municipalities grapple with older infrastructures, one of the problems coming to light is that, with the lining of many old and damaged mains with trenchless technologies, the laterals of those pipes are now becoming more susceptible to intrusion and infiltration and needing fast repair themselves. This situation is occurring for several reasons. First, since […]

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