Lateral Reinstatement

During the lining process, the main sewer pipe from a home (the "lateral") is covered and closed-off. Once the CIPP liner is cured and the main sewer pipe is re-opened, home laterals need to be cut open. This process is called "lateral reinstatement." Laterals are cut open using a lateral reinstatement cutter, monitored by a video inspection camera.

Reinstatement is a long process that takes operator experience, skill and finesse. What makes this process easier is having sophisticated equipment, like a CUEs Sewer Inspection Camera and a Bowman Lateral Cutter.

What Are Bowman Cutters?


Sacramento cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) installations require an array of sewer cleaning and maintenance equipment plus specialized tools for processing CIPP liners.

These tools include:

  • Boiler trucks 
  • Steam generators 
  • Robotic cutters 

Outfitting a CIPP installation crew requires a dedicated effort; you need to make the proper financial and quality choice. Bowman Tools represents the finest industry robotic cutters, commonly called Dominator cutters.

At Express Sewer & Drain, we're proud to offer them as part of our toolbox to help you make wiser decisions that lower costs and raise quality. For example, Bowman Tool Company & Systems' Dominator 430 is a 72-pound reinstatement cutter designed for 6 to 30-inch pipes.

The Dominator 430's design features many innovations, including:

  • A 2.5 hp geared air motor (reduces reinstatement time by 80 percent)
  • Only 8 moving parts (allows for 30-minute disassembly & reassembly)
  • Isolated electric motors in a watertight chamber (eliminates water damage & allows easy access)
  • Quick-change head assembly with 1 adjustable gib (reduces adjustment time)
  • No extermal air tube (gives the cutter an easy-to-operate & streamlined design)

What does all of this mean to you? It means you get the highest quality tools at the lowest rates, saving taxpayer money. We're proud to assist those making important community decisions and we're always available for consultation.

The Knowledge, The Tools & The Experience 

You can rely on our considerable experience to guide you in your decision making process, to save your community money and time and to keep commerce moving along with absolutely no interruption.

After all, you can’t afford to stop business. Why not let us show you how we can keep everyone happy?