Fixing Cracked or Leaking collared joints
A very common and problem that we get asked about on a regular basis is “ Can Wraptech fix leaking or broken collared joints?” Our answer is that Wraptech is the perfect solution for sealing collared joints. It does not matter what the material is of the pipes, whether it is uPVC or a cementitious type of pipe.
In the above photo we have a 315mm glued joint that has a leak, as you can imagine, to cut this out to repair this leak, the cost involved can run into many thousands of Rands and takes the whole system offline for many days. Yet, if you just take the water pressure off and have it wrapped up, you can have the leak fixed and back online within an hour.
In the above image, we have a 1000mm concrete municipal main line that has been leaking for the last 2 years in Bloemfontein. This is one of the hardest challenges normally as there is no way of taking the pressure off the line to stop the leak. With some hard work and persistence the guys from Prestige Irrigation in Bloemfontein managed to stop the leak completely, surprising the Municipal Engineers in the process.
In the next set of images, you can see Willy our agent for Tanzania. He is showing how easily he can repair a cracked collar with a rubber gasket. The only other way to repair this is to dig up both full lengths of pipe in order to replace the broken length completely and then backfill completely and hope that you don’t pick have more problems doing this. Again, as you can see. Willy wrapped the entire collar sealing off the whole problem completely.
In all these cases, the repair was done without cutting out or replacing any of the existing infrastructure. This is the big time and material cost saving, that along with the rate at which you can get back online again should make Wraptech the obvious choice in any collared joint repair. Why replace when you can repair in-situ and save money at the same time.back online again should make Wraptech the obvious choice in any collared joint repair. Why replace when you can repair in-situ and save money at the same time.