Full Bore offers world-class trenchless technology, specializing in water line repair, sewer line repair, water line replacement and sewer line replacement services to residents and businesses in Seattle, WA, and the surrounding areas.

We believe that home and business repairs should be done quickly and efficiently to address all plumbing concerns, and we know the cost of trenchless services plays a role in our clients’ decision-making processes. Our technicians can quickly repair or replace your damaged, cracked, leaking or clogged sewer and drain lines using state of the art solutions that won’t require any digging of trenches and will save you money in the end.

The new, no-dig solution works better than the traditional method because it’s greener, faster and cheaper than digging and repiping.

While trenchless repairs can fix a broad range of problems, each solution is highly unique. For example, residential and commercial trenchless technology can be fundamentally different from one another. Here’s a breakdown of what one may expect if considering trenchless repairs for their residential home or business establishment.

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Seattle, WA Trenchless Sewer Repair Costs

Traditional sewer line repairs entail the digging up of land in order to get to the problem pipes. The costs associated with old methods will cost you somewhere between $180 to $250 per foot; in some instances, it could be $300 per foot depending on several factors such as the sewer line depth, the layout of the network and if the pipes need to be repaired or replaced. An average cost for replacing a sewer line from a home to the public sewer system will be somewhere around $3,000 to $6,000. For more complex issues, or if the problem pipes are located in the middle of the street, the cost can balloon to somewhere between $7,000 to $25,000. You’ll also have to factor in the condition of your landscape when the repairs have been completed. Flower beds, shrubs, trees and lawn re-landscaping will set you back anywhere between $50 to $5,000 or more depending on the size and scope of the renovation.

At Full Bore, we make full use of trenchless technology to bring about a faster method to remedy your sewer line problems. The average cost of trenchless services often ranges between around $6,000 to $12,000, which can be broken down into several stages. First, a sewer camera inspection will determine the condition and the material of your pipes, and this can cost anywhere between $100 to $800 at an average of $250 to $550. Pipe length and diameter will be a huge factor in this cost.

The costs of trenchless sewer repairs vary based on many factors, including how deep the sewer lines are, soil type, ease of access, and the length of your existing pipes. Furthermore, the pipe’s condition, diameter and type of material, and project size can affect the final bill of trenchless technology in Seattle, Washington.

  • Size of the Pipe

Pipe diameter size affects material costs. Smaller diameter pipe repairs and replacements are understandably lower in cost than the bigger-diameter ones, as less repair materials like epoxy resin are needed to complete the repair.

  • Pipe Access

If our technicians are unable to find a suitable access point for trenchless repairs or replacement, then one must be created. A vent pipe may be accessed, a cleanout may be installed, or a sewer point may be dug up at the beginning and end of the pipeline to allow us to complete our work.  For residential or commercial properties that have subsurface utility lines, the nature of repair changes and becomes more dangerous. Having to repair an ailing pipe in a city street or public right of way costs more because of regulations.

  • Pipe Depth

In creating an access point, the depth of your sewer or water pipes will come into play. It’s more expensive to expose pipes that are 13 feet deep compared to exposing pipes that are around 4 feet underground.

  • The Present Condition of Your Pipe System

The state of your pipe lines will determine which trenchless technology our plumbers can use. Cast iron pipes that are constantly backed up because of scale buildup will require a descaling before the repairs can begin. The process of descaling can add to the time and the costs to get your sewer lines back up and running again.

Rely On FullBore For High-Quality, Cost-Effective Repairs in Seattle

Each repair or replacement job is unique and there are lots of factors that come into play. The average job can cost thousands less if you opt for trenchless technology.

How Does The Trenchless Repair Process Work?

All of the steps involved in a trenchless solution, notably the camera inspection, the cleaning, and the repair or replacement do not involve any digging of trenches.

Camera Inspection

At Full Bore Trenchless, we use state of the art equipment to provide the best kind of camera inspection service to our customers. Visual evidence of the actual condition of your pipes means there’s zero guesswork and no added expenses. First, our technicians aim to find the problem within the pipe by inserting an HD CCTV camera inside your sewer system. Video footage is captured and sent to a monitor located above the ground as it moves through your lines. Crystal clear footage will show us if your pipes are separated, offset, broken, cracked, choked by roots, or have any other problems. Moreover, vital facts such as the pipe material, age, condition, diameter and length may be recorded for future use.

Once the inspection is complete, our technicians can determine the best possible solution for your case.

Drain Cleaning

Cleaning can resolve many pipe concerns. A drain cleaning machine can fix a stopped pipe efficiently and completely. Cleaning ensures the trenchless procedure will be completed in a satisfactory manner. Our technicians employ mechanical pipe brushes or equipment known as hydro jetter to remove scale deposits and buildup without harming your pipes. Hydro jetting is a highly recommended form of pipe cleaning – our plumbers attach a special nozzle to a machine that sprays pressurized water in all directions, clearing up calcified deposits as it passes through your pipes. Pressure is maintained by our expert plumbers to ensure only the dirt and buildup are removed and your pipe’s integrity is preserved.

Types of Trenchless Sewer Repair

Our technicians are experts when it comes to trenchless technology, namely pipe lining and pipe bursting.

In the pipe lining procedure, an access point is created on both sides of the problem pipe. A liner that’s coated with a special epoxy resin is introduced and placed inside the problem pipe, forming a new pipe inside the old one.

For pipe lining, some of the services we offer include:

  • Main relining for municipalities.
  • Pipe inspection and repair of drain lines.
  • Storm drain pipe relining.
  • Pipe rehabilitation using epoxy resin for water pipes.
  • Vertical stack pipe relining service.
  • Emergency pipe repair and replacements.

Our trained technicians can determine if pipe lining is the best way to fix your broken pipes. The first question that will be asked in terms of cost is – how much is trenchless repair per foot? Our answer is that it can range from $85 to $125 or $120 to $150 for residential properties. Rehabilitating standard sewer lengths are estimated to be around $4,000 to $20,000. These are rough estimates, however, and only an evaluation of your property can tell you exactly what you might expect to spend on a repair.

If your pipes have collapsed, then our technicians recommend trenchless pipe replacement. In pipe bursting, a machine drags a new pipe along the structure of the old one while simultaneously breaking apart the old pipe and sending the fragments to the surrounding soil via a bursting head. The new pipe is of the exact size and length as the original line, or can be larger if a bigger pipe is needed.

Pipe bursting is better than traditional methods as it’s more practical and efficient. The costs associated with trenchless pipe bursting will range somewhere between $100 to $140 per foot. Before opting to hire a company that prices per foot, it’s best to ask if there will be any other costs and fees, including challenges and unique circumstances that can arise during the replacement procedure.

Going trenchless will affect the total costs of your repair or replacement project. CIPP, or cured in place pipe lining comes with a higher entry cost, which can become a significant factor if the affected pipe is a hundred feet or more. Pipe bursting has a lower cost overall, but technicians will need to dig up small access points for it to be successful. In instances where the pipes are interconnected with drains, pipe bursting can become more costly as connections will have to be exposed before trenchless technology commences. After all that, trenchless is still the more affordable solution when put on a side-by-side with traditional methods.

How Full Bore Technology Can Save You Time and Money

Trenchless technology costs about 30 to 50 percent less than traditional sewer repair and replacement methods. Homeowners and business owners save money by not having to pay for permits, traffic rerouting and re-landscaping. Moreover, they save a great deal of time and get to enjoy decades-long results. Here are just a few of the benefits of going trenchless:

  • There Is No Disruption To Life

With trenchless technology, one can avoid the hassles of having to get special permits and shouldering sidewalk repairs if their pipes are located beneath roadways or concrete. Pipeliners may be installed using a small access point such as an outside cleanout or a rooftop. This eliminates inconvenient disruptions on workspace and living spaces. You won’t need to relocate business tenants or residents while repairs are in progress.

  • No Destruction To Existing Structures and Landscaping

Subsequent repairs to your dug-up walkway, driveway, yard or porch can add up in a hurry if you opt for traditional repairs. With trenchless, all ground damage is minimal as the whole process can be done above the ground. You won’t have to spend on re-landscaping costs, making trenchless solutions more cost-effective in the long run.

  • Trenchless is Quick and Efficient

Traditional repairs normally take days or weeks due to all the digging and the manpower required, leading to more hassles and disruptions in homes and business establishments. At Full Bore, we can repair or replace your broken pipes with stronger ones in just a day. After a few hours, you’ll be able to use your plumbing. For businesses, this means there’s less downtime and continued operation with as little economic loss as possible.

  • Trenchless Repair is a Long-Term Solution

At Full Bore, we proudly serve our Seattle customers with the best and the most innovative solutions. Your old pipes can be replaced with a newer, stronger and more durable pipe that can solve the following issues:

  • Damaged pipes that are impacted by the outside elements, i.e., freezing and thawing.
  • Cracked pipes caused by shifting of soil, ground movement, etc.
  • Pipes that are choked with root infestations.
  • Clogged and blocked pipes that have burst because of roots or accumulation of debris.
  • Rusty, loosened and popped joints that lead to leaks.
  • Pinhole leaks that can lead to contamination, decreased flow, discolored water, and slab leaks.

Call Us For All Your Residential or Commercial Sewer Line and Water Line Needs

At FullBore, we offer high-quality trenchless results, speedy turnaround times and affordable rates on installation services and repairs. Our technicians are fully licensed, insured and bonded. We serve residential and commercial properties, municipalities, government agencies, and contractors. We’ll find the best solution for your particular problem that fits your budget.

While we have detailed some broad costs here, it’s important to note that these are only estimates and cannot fully predict your final price point due to the multitude of unique features each repair has. Our expert technicians will be more than happy to provide free estimates for all your sewer line or water line issues in Seattle, however, so you can get a good idea of what your project will cost. We also offer emergency services and are available 24/7. Contact Full Bore today and experience the convenience and the benefits of going trenchless.