Damaged socket joints characterize the picture of pipeline damage. Root ingrowth, pressing groundwater, socket misalignments, axial displacement and non-functional seals often lead to leaks in wastewater systems.
Leaks in wastewater systems pose many hazards to people and the environment.
Infiltration, water seeping into the pipeline from the outside, usually also transports soil material into the pipeline, creating cavities and washouts that statically influence the bedding and load-bearing capacity of the entire pipe or manhole system. In the worst case, day bridges occur.
Furthermore, groundwater that enters the wastewater system must be processed at high cost in the wastewater treatment plant. Often so much “extraneous water” accumulates that the wastewater treatment plants are overloaded. In some cases, operation has to be throttled back or stopped altogether.