Orangeburg pipe is a very tricky material to work with. It was used in sewer pipes primarily between 1940 and 1960. Orangeburg pipe got its name from the town it originated in, Orangeburg, New York. The reason this pipe was an attractive option in sewer work is because is contains no metals, which were used strictly for the war effort. Orangeburg pipe is essentially a stronger, thicker type of paper mache. Due to the weakness of the material, overtime the orangeburg pipe will flatten under the pressure of the ground.
This is exactly what happened to a sewer line in Marengo Illinois. The camera inspection showed that the sewer line leading to the septic tank was damaged and flattened to the point that the homeowner kept on having backups. The homeowners had to watch their step too because at certain spots in the ground, someone could almost sink to where the septic line was.
Another problem facing the homeowners had a very elaborate garden featuring cobblestone walkways, statues, flowers, plants, pergolas, etc. If the homeowners had to dig that up, it would have cost in the tens of thousands of dollars. Obviously, that was the last option they wanted to have seen happen. Praying for a different option, they ended up calling Ben Franklin Northern Illinois.
Ben Franklin Northern Illinois has seen and dealt with orangeburg pipes thousands of times and knew exactly what they needed to do. Ben Franklin Northern Illinois started by digging an access hole outside the garden. They then completely cleaned the sewer line with a process known as hydro-jetting. At this point, the pipe was ready to be completely re-lined from with-in the pipe itself. With the fully certified, licensed, and trained crew paired with the revolutionary Perma-Liner trenchless technology, the homeowners now have a brand new sewer with no seams or joints.
For those all those on the “going green” kick, you’ll be happy to know that Perma-Liner Technology is 100% environmentally safe and friendly. With all those benefits including a 50 year transferable warranty, it is impossible to lose.
Do you have orangeburg pipes?
Are you looking for an environmentally safe sewer option?
Call Ben Franklin Northern Illinois today!
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