Lateral Reinstatement in Elizabeth, Etna, Franklin Park, Frazer, Fox Chapel, Greensburgh
A critical part of sewer rehabilitation is the reconnection of the laterals after a sewer pipe has been relined.
Depending on the length and location of the re-lining project, an underground contractor may need to reinstate
just a few lateral connections or have a hefty job of more than 1,000. We have the proper tooling to make this
process go smoothly and quickly.
A lateral cutter that can handle the wear and tear of cutting through the new liner in a variety of pipe and
pipe size is crucial to this process.
Simply stated, a lateral cutter is a remotely controlled unit that is used to reinstate the lateral
connections in the renewed pipe. Its function is clear cut: The cutter is inserted into the mainline and
advanced toward the lateral connection that is located via a coordinated measurement. The cutter makes an
initial hole to relieve any flow that may have accumulated in the lateral and to help remove the remainder
of the lining material from the lateral opening so the lateral can be reconnected.