Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Trenchless rehabilitation methods offer repair, renewal, or replacement of existing underground pipelines with minimal excavation or surface disruption. Industry advancements such as the Akkerman SLS‐100 sliplining system allow easier, cleaner, faster, cheaper, and safer rehabilitation of larger diameter pipelines than previous methods.

Since much of North America’s underground sewer infrastructure has either surpassed or is approaching its retirement age, the demand for trenchless rehabilitation is likely to explode in the next five years. Several trenchless rehabilitation methods exist, like Cured‐in‐Place Pipe (CIPP), Pipe Bursting, and Thermal Forming. Akkerman’s equipment for Slip‐Lining and Slip‐Jacking primarily serves the large diameter rehabilitation market.

Slip‐ling and slip‐jacking are the oldest and proven forms of trenchless rehabilitation. In basic terms, both methods involve slipping a smaller diameter pipe inside a damaged larger diameter pipe. The annular space between the new pipe and the larger pipe then sealed.

To learn more details or explore the differences between Slip lining and Slip jacking, click on the method statements below. Our experienced sales representatives are available to discuss these techniques and the equipment necessary for your rehabilitation project requirements.