HydraTech, January 16, 2021
As mentioned in our first newsletter this year, a water main break flooded the streets at River’s Edge in Cincinnati, Ohio. An entire car was swallowed up by the resulting sinkhole. A new section of pipe was ordered in to replace the failed section of pipe, but there were concerns that the neighboring joints in the pipe would fail if preventative action was not taken immediately.
Extensive erosion around the pipe necessitated a trenchless solution. Six HydraTite seals were ordered for installation. These 60” seals were to be installed on the three closest pipe joints on either side of the new section of pipe. HydraTech prepared the pipe joints by clearing away the calcium build-up on the interior pipe surface. Next, the six seals were installed and air tested to ensure that they would guarantee no leaks. The project was expected to take several days, however, HydraTech completed it ahead of schedule, in only two days.
HydraTite provided an economical repair to prevent joint leakage and erosion without the need for additional excavation. HydraTite will protect the people living above this section of the pipe against future sinkholes.
If you would like to see the related video published on the HydraTech website, click here.