Once the failure is located, there are several solutions we can use to completethe repair.

Sectional liners
Pipe Bursting
Pipe Joint Repair
Manhole Lining & Chimney Repair

Pipe Repair

Over time, a joint may open, and it takes in soil, sand, stone, roots, and various types of debris which creates voids above the pipe which an become sink holes or other issues that make an area unsafe. That’s when Ed Kelly and Sons are asked to determine what is wrong and recommend the most long lasting and cost-effective repair.

Trenchless pipe repair is an important method of repair that the Kelly team used to repair sewers without requiring soil excavation. We gain access to the inside of the pipe, insert a CCTV crawler, which allows us to visually inspect the pipes for failures, breaks or misalignments in the mainline and laterals.

Sectional Liners

If we find a broken area of pipe or a dislocated joint. A sectional liner, which is a short patch, can be installed to repair the fault.

Neighborhood projects benefit from pipe bursting because there is minimal disruption to homeowners and little or no damage to landscaping, trees, sidewalks, roads, etc. This means very few complaints to the municipality.

Pipe Bursting

When a large section of pipe has failed, pipe bursting can be used to literally replace that section of pipe with a brand-new pipe and return it to full service.

The old pipe is destroyed, and a new pipe is installed in the same space. The new pipe can be larger, smaller or the same size diameter as the pipe being replaced.

Pipe Joint Grout Repair

When a sewer line or water line is not performing as expected, the Kelly team will:

  • Clean the pipe and insert a CCTV crawler to identify the problem.
  • If a joint is the problem, we insert or pump grout into the joint.
  • We let it dry for 30-seconds and then do a pressure test
  • If it holds 10 lbs. psi pressure, then we move to the next joint.
  • If it fails, we regrout and retest.

Consider watching the video showing Pipe Joint Grout Repair

Manhole Lining and Chimney Seals

Manhole chimney seals will often fail because of the freeze and thaw cycle that municipalities in the northern part of the US experience.

When the ground freezes, a manhole casting can heave or lift which moves the top a few inches out of position. In the spring, the ground thaws and the manhole casting will resettle but often it is out of position, and you end up with a void.

A chimney seal is designed seal the void between the manhole cover and the manhole’s adjusting rings caused by the movement of the manhole cover.

There are two type of manhole rehabilitation used by the Kelly team:

Heavy duty elastic liner

  • This liner is installed to seal the casting and adjusting rings making a watertight seal that should last for decades.

Cement type of liner

  • This is a repair for manholes or structures with high Hydrogen sulfide damage it is a structural repair
  • This is a very high strength concrete, up to 15,000 lbs. psi of breaking strength. This cement is also corrosion resistant to the Hydrogen Sulfide, so it doesn’t effect the new or existing structure.
  • Depending on the size of the structure, this cement style liner can be installed normally with a 1-2 inch thickness, can when needed, can go up to 4 inches. can be used but only if it has a very tough elastic liner. movement from being an issue.