Quick-Lock Trenchless Rehab Q&A

Learn the benefits of these point repair sleeves from Pipeline Renewal Technologies

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Quick-Lock Trenchless Rehab Q&A

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Quick-Lock point repair sleeves are an effective, easy-to-install trenchless repair solution. Here’s the low-down on Quick-Lock’s features, applications and benefits.

Q: What are Quick-Lock’s basic features? 

A: Quick-Lock is a stainless steel sleeve with a mechanical locking system. When expanded against the inner wall of a sewer pipe, the sleeves lock in place to restore structural integrity in damaged areas. They minimize diameter loss and outlast any other rehab. 

Once in place, the sleeve has its own static capability and absorbs the natural tectonic movements of the pipes. An EPDM rubber gasket surrounding the sleeve helps block out infiltration. The gasket is molded and has a continuous seal so there are no weak points in the rubber; the seal has a 50-year expected sewer life based on normal conditions. 

Quick-Lock requires no resin, so installation is fast and can be done with minimal manpower.  

Q: What are Quick-Lock’s applications? 

A: Quick-Lock has tons of possible applications, including repairing holes, circumferential and longitudinal cracks, cross bores, general I&I damage, root infiltration and blocking off dormant laterals. 

These repair sleeves work on all types of pipes other than corrugated pipes, where sealing may not be possible. 

Q: What are the benefits of using a technology like Quick-Lock as opposed to CIPP or other methods? 

A: Because it uses no resin, Quick-Lock installs quickly with minimal manpower and is less disruptive to homeowners and communities than CIPP repairs. CIPP installation requires double-sided access to the repair area while Quick-Lock only requires one access point. 

Q: How do you install Quick-Lock? 

A: After preparing the Quick-Lock sleeve, you load it onto a packer. Then you use a crawler to push the packer to the damage location. Once at the site, you inflate the packer using compressed air and the sleeve expands, and securely locks into place. 

Q: What misconceptions might people have about Quick-Lock? 

A: The sleeves are simpler to operate than people think. Many people don’t realize that they can install Quick-Lock themselves as long as they have a sewer camera. 

Q: What else sets Quick-Lock apart from other point repair solutions? 

A: Normal pipe repair patches are usually 3-4 feet long. While Quick-Lock sleeves are standardized lengths, they’re a lot shorter than most pipe patches and target damage more accurately. Unlike other mechanical point repair products, you can install multiple sleeves, overlapping them to cover a larger area. 

Find out why Quick-Lock is a trusted point repair solution for many municipalities. Schedule a Quick-Lock demo with PRT today or call 866-936-8476.

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