Cross bore inspections identify dangerous conditions in your pipe system. Industrial CIPP’s cutting-edge technology makes it possible to investigate various pipes, from manhole entrances up to the foundations of your property. Don’t risk a disaster; check your property for cross boring during renovations.
The term Cross bore occurs when one pipe is bored through an existing pipe. This occurs due to technician error or improper documentation on utility charts about your property. Cross bores create seepage. A leaking water line can damage your property, but that’s not where the major dangers of cross boring come from. Some combinations can be highly dangerous. If an electrical cable is bored through a sewer line, things can get explosive. The sewage can corrode the casing on the electrical cable. Once that’s gone, all it takes is one spark mixed with the trapped gases released by the sewage… and things can get dangerous.
Cross bore inspections have to be handled by a flexible, controllable robot with a powerful camera. The camera has to be strong enough to give clear pictures of very large pipes and narrow spaces alike. Industrial CIPP uses a laterally launching robot to explore pipes as narrow as 30 inches in diameter. The tractor tread enables it to cross a variety of terrain, navigating dirty, obstructed, and even broken pipes. This technology has been recently adopted. Moreover, it’s highly effective at giving accurate feedback of every joint, seam, and lateral connected to your pipe.
Having cross bore inspections are extremely important after renovation or construction. Cross boring can compromise large areas of your property, so even though it might sound time-consuming, it’s crucial in checking off another box in safety. Contact Industrial CIPP for details on setting up a fast and accurate cross bore inspection.