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Seattle sewer pipe burst

Pipe bursting is a trenchless pipe repair method that can save money and time when compared to traditional pipe repair. This advanced process simultaneously “removes” your old, damaged sewer pipe and replaces it with a new pipe that will withstand the test of time. To accomplish this, our Seattle sewer pipe burst technicians need only to excavate a relatively small area. This  non-invasive approach to pipe repair is environmentally-friendly and prevents unnecessary destruction to your residential or commercial property.

At Full Bore, we have more than two decades of experience handling every sort of sewer line repair job, and our reputation in the industry is flawless. As a family owned and operated Seattle business, we understand that dealing with a sewer pipe repair is not something you anticipated. This is why we do whatever we can to hasten the repair of your sewer line while keeping costs to a minimum.

If you would like to learn more about sewer pipe bursting, please read this page. If you’re dealing with an emergency, please contact us immediately so that we can schedule a comprehensive video inspection of your sewer pipe.

Seattle sewer pipe burst – Seattle sewer pipe burst repair

  • We specialize in trenchless pipe repair including sewer pipe bursting
  • Pipe bursting is more affordable and far less invasive than traditional pipe repair
  • Our techs will determine the best form of trenchless pipe repair for your particular situation
  • A Seattle sewer pipe burst repair is best suited to pipes that have severely deteriorated or have extensive damage
  • Contact us today to schedule and estimate from Seattle’s leaders in trenchless technology

 The worst sewer pipe problems need specialized attention, and pipe busting is often the best solution in these situations. If your sewer pipes are undersized, frequently failing, or have significant root intrusion, this trenchless technology can save you time and money while preventing future problems.

Your replacement HDPE pipe will be heat-sealed and seamless, which means there are no joints along the length of the pipe that could cause problems down the road. At Full Bore, we guarantee your new pipe and the workmanship that goes into the pipe bursting job. Since we’ve never had a complaint from a customer in over two decades, we are confident that you’ll be satisfied with our professional work.

Contact the Full Bore office today to schedule an inspection so that we can ascertain the best method for resolving your sewer problem.

What’s the best way to repair a severely damaged sewer line?

It wasn’t that long ago that a busted sewer line meant digging up your yard and possible your driveway and/or foundation to resolve the issue. Fortunately, trenchless technology eliminates this headache.

There are multiple trenchless pipe repair techniques, so it’s important to choose the best one for your needs. Most of the time, the best option is the most affordable option, as long as it factors in all pertinent considerations.

The most common varieties of trenchless pipe repair technologies are cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) repair and pipe bursting. CIPP repairs are the more affordable and least invasive of the two, but severely damaged or undersized pipes are usually better served with a pipe bursting repair. Pipe bursting is also called pipe splitting or upsizing, depending on the nature of the job.

Both of these technologies eliminate the need to destroy property and dig trenches, which obviously saves business and home owners a considerable amount of money. Let’s take a more detailed look at pipe bursting to discover how the process works.

The sewer pipe bursting process

Pipe bursting is not a process that uses explosives, so you don’t have to worry about that. A special drill head actually follows the path of your damaged pipe, “bursting” it along the way. What this means is that the old pipe is broken apart so that it expands into the surrounding soil. As the length of pipe is burst apart, a new seamless pipe is simultaneously inserted into the new hole. This makes it easy to replace a pipe with a new pipe of any diameter, even one that is significantly larger.

While CIPP repairs can be done via one small sewer pipe access point, pipe bursting requires the excavation of two small holes to get the job done. However, this is still an environmentally-friendly, non-invasive trenchless pipe repair technique designed to save you time and money.

There are certain ground substrates that may make pipe bursting impossible, which is why we recommend setting up a comprehensive inspection so that we can ascertain the best way to resolve your sewer line issue.

Which type of trenchless sewer pipe repair technique is better for me?

This is question we simply can’t answer until we inspect your sewer line. Some of the questions our  sewer pipe burst repair technicians may seek to answer include:

  • Does the diameter of your sewer pipe meet the current usage demand?
  • How deep is your sewer pipe currently buried?
  • Where is the sewer pipe located on you residential or commercial property?
  • In what kind of soil substrate is the sewer pipe buried?
  • How extensive is the damage to your sewer pipe?

 Answering these questions will help our technicians decide the best course of action. We also use state-of-the-art video technology during our inspections to get a real-time appraisal of the situation. Our non-invasive inspections offer a comprehensive diagnosis of your situation so that we can provide you with a working solution and an honest price assessment.

Our pipe bursting process from start to finish

If you’re facing an expensive sewer line repair, make sure you have all of the facts about repair or replacement. The last thing you want to do is overpay for the work or deal with inferior workmanship mere months after the job is supposedly completed. Take a look below at the proven Full Bore process, which is a proven, and guaranteed, way to address the most severely damaged sewer pipes.

Step One: Video Inspection – Our techs conduct a thorough inspection of the old pipe using the latest in video technology. A camera is affixed to a long, flexible tube that can be inserted into the old pipe to located and identify blockages, damage, and other pipe failures. We can then show you what the issue is before prescribing a comprehensive solution based on our extensive real-world experience. Sewer pipe problems are definitely a hassle, but our inspection process removed any confusion about what to expect and provides you with an accurate cost for the repair. If we identify pipe bursting as the most effective solution and you would like us to proceed, we move on to step 2.

Step 2: Preparation for Replacement (the bursting process) – Pipe bursting is a trenchless repair technique, which means we don’t have to dig a complex network of trenches to remove and replace the old sewer pipe. To replace the old pipe with the new pipe, we need only excavate two small holes, one at each end of your existing sewer line.  A pneumatic jack and bursting head are attached by cable to remove the old pipe while the new pipe is simultaneously put in place.

It doesn’t matter what material your old pipes are made from because the bursting process is capable of handling cement, iron, and PVC.

Step 3: Final Inspection – Our techs will perform one more inspection of pipe to make sure that everything is as it should be. This ensures the integrity of the pipe and the workmanship that went into the job. Your investment is protected, and you can enjoy a hassle-free sewer pipe for many years to come.

Seattle sewer pipe burst repair handles the worst pipe problems

Because of the nutrient-rich and moist environment within the sewer pipe, the root quickly grows, expanding in diameter. This enlarges the hole and will often create a crack in the pipe where other roots can quickly make an entry. Before you know it, the pipe is completely blocked with a nasty tangle of tree and shrub roots.

Older pipes often fail along their entire length. So, more than one hole in the pipe will form around the same time. This means there can be multiple blockages along the length of the pipe where tangles of roots entirely compromise its integrity. These are the worst possible situations and often require a burst repair.

Undersized sewer pipes also present a problem. If an older pipe isn’t capable of handling a more modern load, then the diameter of the pipe must be increased. Pipe bursting makes this process far easier than it used to be before the technology was invented. Our Seattle sewer pipe bursting technicians can address this problem to increase the diameter of your sewer pipe in a non-invasive way.

Pipe bursting is environmentally-friendly

If your house or commercial property sits on environmentally sensitive property, sewer problems can present a nightmare. We frequently work with government agencies and land owners in the private sector who must deal with environmental considerations, which is what makes us the perfect company to handle the job.

Pipe bursting and CIPP repairs are both trenchless, which means we can acknowledge your environmental considerations in an affordable and responsible way. Sometimes operations expand over time, which renders existing sewer pipes obsolete because they are too small to handle the increased usage. Pipe bursting is a way to address those needs without damaging or harming landscapes, environments, or sensitive ecosystems.

Contact the trusted professionals at Full Bore for an inspection today

If you’re having sewer line problems, or a sewer line emergency, you don’t have time to wait. Contact the leading sewer pipe repair company in Western Washington to schedule an estimate so that we can resolve your problem quickly and affordably.

Sewer pipe problems are one of those unavoidable but unwanted realities of life, but our trenchless repair techniques will mitigate much of hassle while saving you money. We guarantee all of work, and a family-owned and operated business, we understand how important it is to protect the value of your investment.



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