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Seattle Pipe Lining

It starts with a toilet that won’t flush or a drain that appears to be stopped up. You try plunging, chemical drain cleaners, and a drain snake, but nothing seems to work. Before you even pick up the phone to call a professional for help, you know that repairing the problem won’t be cheap.

In these situations, the worst-case-scenario is sewer pipe replacement. Not only does this type of work cost a fortune, it often requires the destruction of driveways, sidewalks, and foundations to get at the pipe. Fortunately, there is an alternative to invasive sewer pipe replacement jobs called Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Technology, and it will save you a fortune when compared with the alternative.

At Full Bore, our pipe lining technicians can restore your sewer pipe to a better-than-new condition. CIPP technology has been around for more than 35 years, and it’s a proven way to resolve most sewer pipe issues at a fraction of the cost of replacement. Best of all, we don’t have to dig up your old pipe to install the new epoxy pipe.

If you would like to learn more about CIPP technology, take at look at the information provided below. If you’re having a problem with your sewer and would like a free repair estimate, call (206) 259-0415 to schedule a visit.

Seattle Pipe Lining from The Professionals at Full Bore

  • Cured in Place Pipe Technology is non-invasive, environmentally friendly, and affordable
  • CIPP is capable of rehabilitating almost any type of sewer pipe, including clay and concrete
  • Our Seattle pipe lining experts have over 20 years of local experience
  • Full Bore is family owned and operated, and we believe in doing business the old fashioned way
  • Contact a pipe lining professional from Full Bore today for a free estimate

Installing CIPP is about 40% cheaper than traditional pipe rehabilitation. It’s also more efficient and costs less than open-cut sewer pipe replacement methods that often result in collateral damage to residential and commercial property. In other words, CIPP is often the best solution to stubborn sewer pipe problems.

Our pipe lining technicians have more than 20 years of real-world experience here in Washington State. This is especially important, because the wet climate of the Pacific Northwest causes all sorts of issues with underground pipes. Before you spend a fortune on a sewer pipe repair or replacement, get a free estimate from one of our Seattle pipe lining professionals and find out if CIPP lining can resolve your issue.

Seattle pipe lining – The days before CIPP

Sewer pipes can suffer damage for a variety of reasons. Usually age plays a role in pipe degradation, but external factors may also lead to cracks, holes, and blockages that require professional attention.

Seattle Pipe Lining

Before the advent of trenchless technology, it was necessary to first locate the section of pipe causing the problem. Once it was found, it was then necessary to dig a hole to access the pipe, cut it out, and then replace the damaged section. If the damaged section of pipe was beneath a driveway or foundation, the hole still needed to be dug.

Multiple problem areas meant multiple holes. Obviously, this expense could add up, especially if digging resulted in damage to flooring, sheetrock, conduit, and anything else that may get in the way. Fortunately, CIPP lining changed all of that.

Seattle pipe lining that eliminates digging – How CIPP lining works

In short, CIPP lining is inserted into the existing, damaged pipe where an epoxy resin mixture allows it to harden in place, thus creating a new pipe. This new sewer pipe is slightly smaller in diameter than the exiting pipe, but flow rates are still improved because it is smoother, which allows water to flow unimpeded.

CIPP liners come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and some are even custom-made for a particular Seattle pipe lining job. CIPP liners are made from non-woven polyester felt. The exterior of the felt is coated with polyurethane. The epoxy resin mixture is introduced into the felt, which acts as a medium for the resin, making it stronger when cured.

At the job-site, the CIPP liner is inserted into the old pipe from one small hole, usually at an access point within the sewer pipe conduit. Once the Seattle pipe lining technician has the liner in place, a bladder is inflated to press it into the interior wall of the old pipe. The heat from the inflated bladder sets the resin. When it’s set, the liner is slowly cooled. This prevents the new pipe from shrinking.

Identifying problem areas within an existing sewer pipe

Before the CIPP lining can be installed, it’s necessary to locate and remove any blockages that could prevent full inflation of the bladder. At Full Bore, we utilize the most modern technologies and equipment to ensure that every job is performed efficiently and expediently.

First, we run a camera into the problem sewer pipe and use video diagnostics to find any areas where the pipe has been compromised. One of the more common problems we encounter in the Seattle area are tree roots growing inside of the pipe. Sometimes sewer pipes are entirely blocked by clusters of roots from a wide variety of trees and plants.

Next, our pipe lining techs use high pressure water or a pneumatic tool to clear the problem section of pipe and bring it back to its original diameter. Often, there is only a tiny hole in the pipe, but you would be amazed how many roots can enter a sewer pipe from a tiny hole.

Once the pipe is clear, it’s ready for the CIPP liner. There are certain situations where it’s simply not possible to install a CIPP liner. If the pipe is severely deflected, collapsed, or existing pipe capacity needs to be increased, it may be necessary to handle things the old fashioned way. Fortunately, your estimate is free, so you don’t have to cross that bridge until you come to it.

Contact Full Bore today and resolve your sewer pipe problems

CIPP liners have an average lifespan of 50 years. We back up our workmanship for 10 years, so you don’t have to worry about whether the job was done right. As a family owned business, we understand that every penny you spend on your home or commercial property is an investment, so we do our part to protect it.



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