Most of Minneapolis’ pipes are reaching a century old! The city’s first pipes were built between the years 1870 to 1920; including the water main built in 1889 that broke and sent 90,000 gallons of water cascading through the streets of downtown. This made city history for the second significant water main break from the last one 40 years ago. Most of Minneapolis’ pipes are cast iron and over time the pipe deteriorates from a process called electrolysis. This is a natural reaction from the metal in the cast iron and the softened soil. Add pressure and pieces of metal could just pop! This seemed to be the case with this history making pipe. As cast iron ages the metal becomes weakened, luckily for Minneapolis, aging pipes can be restored with Perma-Liner™ pipe lining systems. In most dig-and-replace methods after these pipes are dug and removed they will then be replace with PVC pipe- this process could take days, thousands of dollars and destroy landscape, property, etc. But why go through all that trouble to dig up pipes that have been there for a century when you could simply reline them? The process is simple, takes less than a couple of hours to a day and saves MONEY ! Afterwards the rehabilitated pipe is now stronger that before. The cured liner forms a waterproof structural pipe form and uses the cast iron as added protective shell. This could add another 50 years of life to the pipe and help save thousands of dollars. Call today Minneapolis, to find more pipe rehabilitation methods for those century old pipes!