Sewer & Water

Pipe Rehabilitation

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CIPP
Michels uses Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) lining systems on maintenance and emergency projects for sewer mains, water mains and pressure pipes. Our liners are installed by air and water inversion, or can be pulled into place. Curing is done by water, steam and ultraviolet light. Each liner is designed and manufactured to the exact specifications of the owner and manufacturer in diameters from 6 to 100 inches. Our regional wet-out facilities ensure our ability to serve customers from coast to coast.

Potable water
Michels provides safe, convenient and trenchless options for rehabilitating and repairing distribution and transmission infrastructure for potable water. Our quick, clean water main rehabilitation process complies with NSF-61 standards; has lower economic and social impacts; and can be used on all sizes and types of pressure pipe.

Sewer
CIPP lining systems allow trenchless rehabilitation of deteriorating sanitary and storm sewer pipes by creating a new, fully structural pipe within the host pipe. Michels has significant experience using this quick, convenient method to repair defects, restore pipe integrity, and eliminate inflow and infiltration (I/I) in even the most challenging conditions.

SIPP
Spray-in-Place Pipe (SIPP) lining systems use Cement Mortar, Epoxies, and Polyureas to efficiently rehabilitate aging pipelines with minimal excavations. Michels technicians are skilled in applying these products which allow us to provide the appropriate technology for our customer's particular needs. SIPP materials are designed to improve drinking water quality, hydraulic characteristics and prevent further internal pipeline degradation.

Epoxy
Michels uses specialized equipment to completely reline pipes with an impenetrable epoxy. Epoxy lining systems are particularly effective at addressing immediate challenges and easing future maintenance on small diameter potable water pipelines.

Cement
Michels applies cementitious liners to extend the lives of manholes by restoring structural integrity, stopping inflow and infiltration (I/I), and increasing corrosion resistance.

Geopolymer
Michels uses GeoSpray, a fiber-reinforced geopolymer mortar, to rehabilitate large-diameter storm and sanitary pipes, manholes and other infrastructure of all shapes, bends, curves and angles. The result is a fully structural pipe that is quickly installed and cured without any digging.

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Projects

Michels rehabilitated a deteriorating corrugated metal pipe culvert under a busy roadway. Michels prepared the walls and floor and completed the spray application of 3-inch Millikin Geospray geopolymer mortar to the 128-inch-by-73-inch-by-75-foot culvert. In total, 68,000 pounds of material was mixed and applied.

Pipe Rehabilitation

Palos Hills Culvert Rehabilitation

Illinois

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Palos Hills Culvert Rehabilitation

Michels performed a pipe rehabilitation repair of a sewer main that had ruptured in multiple locations.

Pipe Rehabilitation

River Ave Force Main Rehabilitation

Connecticut

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River Ave Force Main Rehabilitation

Michels utilized ultraviolet light (UV) cured-in-place (CIPP) pipe liners to rehabilitate nearly 45,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipes and 138 manholes in Guam, making it among the largest UV projects in the United States.

Pipe Rehabilitation

Northern Interceptor Sewer Rehab

Guam

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Northern Interceptor Sewer Rehab

Michels performed a CIPP lining project for the Metropolitan Council in Minnesota. The project included the rehabilitation of 3,850 LF of 96" pipe, 144 LF of 72" pipe, and reconstruction of manholes.

Pipe Rehabilitation

North Area Interceptor Phase 9

Minnesota

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North Area Interceptor Phase 9

Michels restored more than a mile of sanitary sewer pipes on the St. Paul Interceptor.

Pipe Rehabilitation

St. Paul Interceptor

Minnesota

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St. Paul Interceptor

Michels used Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) liners to rehabilitate 2,125 feet of World War II-era cast iron water mains at an airport in Madison, WI.

Pipe Rehabilitation

Dane County Regional Airport Potable Water CIPP

Wisconsin

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Dane County Regional Airport Potable Water CIPP

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