In order to provide better customer service in the sewer rehabilitation market, BLD Services made the decision to open its own manufacturing facility to fabricate our Service Connection Seal + Lateral (SCS+L) instead of relying on pre-made cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners from other suppliers. This decision has greatly increased our stance in the lateral lining market as we have significantly reduced the time required for our installation crews to receive liner that may otherwise be delayed due to long lead times if we relied on a supplier(s). Our ability to purchase raw materials in bulk also provides a significant savings that is passed on to our customers.
Our state-of-the-art facility, located in Nashville, TN, is strategically positioned so we can insure timely delivery of product to our regional operation facilities. In our manufacturing operation, employees cut, sew, assemble, test, package and ship the SCS+L to our 33 crews for installation. Our liners can now be custom-built to specific lengths according to contract specifications and the applicable service lateral connection configuration (TEE, WYE, or TEE/WYE). Each liner is sewn to a “full-wrap” sheet that will ultimately provide a full circumference liner on the inside diameter of the host pipe at the location of the service lateral. A hydrophilic gasket is applied at the “full-wrap”/lateral connection to insure sealing from unwanted infiltration after installation.
Our SCS+L system provides a seal at the lateral interface within the mainline sewer and extends the CIPP liner up each lateral in lengths as short as 12 inches and as long as 80+ feet, all which can be installed without the need for a cleanout. This process provides a watertight seal at the main as well as a jointless CIPP liner that structurally replaces the lateral host pipe.
Manufacturer and Installer
As the manufacturer and installer of BLD’s own SCS+L, we provide municipalities/owners with the confidence that all our employees, have been thoroughly trained to BLD’s stringent safety, quality, and operational requirements. This one point-of-contact eliminates the “finger pointing” that unfortunately often occurs between material suppliers and their licensed installers and ultimately insures timely resolution should issues arise.