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The process and costs involved in a traditional pipe repair can be lengthy and expensive. At Trenchless Pipe Repairs, we offer the latest in trenchless technologies to shorten downtime and increase savings to customers throughout the states of Oregon and Washington. Our technicians’ specialties lie within water and storm infrastructures and we can address any sewer repair and rehabilitation concerns. Our services are sound and environmentally safe as there's no digging required, and we do not use harmful chemicals in our cleaning or repair processes.
Pricing Differences Between Trenchless and Traditional Repair
Traditional pipe replacement costs are cheaper at face value than trenchless technology. The average excavation-based repair can run around $180 to $250 per foot, which can go up to a maximum of $300 per foot. In a typical broken pipe scenario, the costs of having a replacement for pipes that lead to the public sewer system is approximately between $3,000 to $6,000. But this doesn't account for the added labor of having to dig up your yard or driveway in search of the ailing pipe. What's more, it doesn't take into account potential additional expenses such as having to re-route traffic or getting permits and approvals to proceed with the project. If the pipe repair or replacement is complex and if the broken pipe lies in the middle of the street, the costs can balloon up to $25,000 or more once these factors are added in.
Keeping these extra costs in mind, it’s easy to see that traditional pipe replacement costs are much more expensive upfront, and that's not yet including re-landscaping costs that must be done after the pipes are rehabilitated. Replacing trees, flower beds, shrubs, and grass that is excavated using traditional pipe repair can be cost into the thousands, depending on volume.
But these costs can be avoided with trenchless solutions.
Trenchless technology is a no-dig method that eliminates extraneous costs from the picture and is the most modern method of pipe repair and replacement in terms of savings and efficiency. This process can be applied to all water and sewer line repair and replacements, meaning you don’t have to dig up your property no matter the problem with your pipes.
The upfront costs associated with trenchless solutions are directly linked to the materials, equipment, and technology used. Taking advantage of these advancements prove to be well worth it in most scenarios, especially when digging introduces so many potential problems into the repair process.
What Is The Cost Of Trenchless in Seattle & Portland?
Here are some of the common factors involved when estimating the cost of trenchless pipe repair:
The Diameter Of Your Current Pipe. The larger the dimensions of your inner pipe, the more material is needed to effectively cover it to form a new pipe within the old one. The smaller the diameter, the lower the costs.
Length of Pipeline Section. The costs associated with pipe lining are often estimated per foot and take into account labor and new pipe material. The rates per foot can be anywhere between $85 and $150 per foot in Seattle, WA and $80 and $250 in Portland, OR. Standard sewer lengths can cost anywhere between $4,000 to $20,000. It is important to note that this is a general estimate for reference, and only a pipeline examination by a seasoned professional can truly tell you what your repair costs will be.
Depth of Pipe. All trenchless technologies will require an access point as part of the rehabilitation process. Access points come in a number of forms - using existing clean outs, gaining access through vent stacks, and digging new, small access holes are some of the most common examples. Technicians will consider the depth of pipes and availability of access points as part of the trenchless procedure.
Physical Location. A broken pipe lying under a city street or a public right of way will incur additional costs due to extra regulations that need to be met. Technicians will also have to be more careful and deliberate with the repair if the property has some subspace utility lines.
The Present Condition Of Your Existing Pipe. Our technicians can employ a number of trenchless solutions, the selection of which depends on the current state of your sewer or water lines. Added costs are factored in if there is excessive debris to clear or if the pipes are extensively damaged. In instances where you have a cast iron pipe and there's a buildup of scale, for example, descaling is a necessary step before proceeding with the trenchless procedure.
Material. Additionally, the material of your pipe may dictate how much you have to pay per foot. Because some pipeline materials, such as concrete and orangeburg, are more prone to deterioration than others working on them can be more time-consuming and more expensive.Type of Damage.
This is one of the most important factors when it comes to repair costs. For clogs a simple cleaning may resolve the issue, but if the pipes dramatically weakened or have multiple issues more extensive repairs will be necessary.
These are just some of the details you can keep in mind when figuring out a total price for repairing or replacing a broken pipe. Our experienced technicians can provide you with a full inspection and an exact project cost based on your pipeline and its unique features.
Streamlined Process For The Most Cost-Effective Trenchless Solution
At Trenchless Pipe Repairs, our technicians use a methodical approach to resolve all of your particular pipeline problems.
Evaluating The Situation Via Inspection
Our technicians turn to camera inspection as an efficient way to plan out a water or sewer line repair. A CCTV camera is inserted into an existing access point straight to the pipelines in order to gather pertinent information such as depth, length, material, condition, and the exact location of the pipe problem. Our technicians will be able to see the issue via a live feed onto a monitor located above the ground. An accurate diagnosis is then formed and the appropriate course of action will be recommended.
Camera inspections are essential as they guarantee 100% accuracy in repairs and diagnostics. What's more, you can avoid hidden fees and save money during the repair process by taking out the guesswork.
Planning The Solution To Your Unique Situation
Trenchless Pipe Repairs is an environmentally-friendly company who advocates for trenchless technology as a green solution to pipeline repair. Innovation in the plumbing industry allows our technicians to carry out repairs that leave little to no carbon footprint, and we don’t use harsh chemicals in our cleanings.
Modern trenchless repair and replacement services are better than the traditional approach because:
There's Little To No Digging Involved
Our capable technicians will only need one or two access points to start the repair process. Everything is done above the ground, and therefore having to dig up trenches is a thing of the past. Our no-dig solution is much more convenient because there won't be any clean-up after the pipes are rehabilitated.
Fewer Resources Are Needed In A Piping Project
No excavation means you won't need to hire additional manpower or rent heavy equipment and machinery. You save on energy and fuel costs while bringing down pollution and waste considerably, and will pay less for labor due to fewer man hours.
Most Jobs Are Completed Within A Matter Of Hours
There's a significant time difference between traditional pipe repairs and trenchless options, as contractors will not need to take the time to dig up land in order to expose the broken line.
Advanced TPR Technologies Used For High-Quality Repairs
Our high-quality trenchless methods serve our customers’ best interests in terms of both budget and convenience. As such, we invest in the latest technologies and equipment that provide the best results. Our goal is to deliver the best trenchless services to residential and business customers throughout Seattle and Portland.
CIPP or Pipe Lining
CIPP (or cure-in-place pipe) lining involves using a liner coated with special epoxy resin to form a new pipe within the old one. The liner is put in place using specialized equipment and tools, and then pressed into the interior of your existing pipe and cured. CIPP is a versatile solution that can fix failing, broken, and cracked sewer pipes. It's a no-dig procedure that can work on any and all piping materials, including clay, steel, copper, cast iron, orangeburg, PVC, and others.
Our technicians offer Lateral Connection Seal Systems and make use of the most economical and environmental-friendly materials to complete the trenchless process. Silicate resin contains zero volatile organic compounds, esters, and styrenes and is non-toxic.
Once video inspection has determined that only one section of the pipeline needs to be repaired, our technicians then compute the repair cost per foot of broken pipe length. Using sectional lining, we can repair missing pipe sections, bellies, fissures and cracks in just a matter of hours. Sectional pipe lining is a method that costs somewhere between $3,000 to $4,000, which is still lower than traditional pipe repair methods that cost anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000. Again, these prices are for general reference and can only be verified by speaking to one of our licensed technicians.
When your pipe lines suffer from extensive damage, often the recommended solution is pipe bursting. A bursting head is pulled through the old pipe, leading the new pipe into the old structure. The old pipe's remains break up and are scattered into the surrounding soil. The new HDPE pipe is seamless and can be larger than the old pipe for improved flow and efficiency.
Hydro jetting is a proven technique that clears your pipes of clogs, debris, waste, and corrosion. A specialized nozzle is fitted to a hydro jetting machine, flushing away accumulated debris, calcified matter, and roots into the municipal sewer system. The original pipe diameter is fully restored and works like new. When hydro jetting is used as preventive maintenance you won't have to worry about future back-ups and emergencies.
Trenchless Pipe Repairs - Delivering Long-Lasting Solutions
The material used in trenchless repairs lasts far longer than traditional pipe material - which can save you even more in the long run, meaning going trenchless is a better investment in terms of safeguarding your pipes against future expensive emergencies and plumbing failure.
The epoxy resin forms a new pipe within the old line. It's durable, seamless and jointless nature enables it to be more resistant against abrasive substances such as rust, water, and contaminants. Roots won't be able to get inside the pipe, and it can last for 50 years or longer.
Call Trenchless Pipe Repairs LLC For All Your Pipe Lining Needs
Sewer and water line repairs should be done right the first time around in order to save customers valuable time and money. Go with a professional contractor who's insured and licensed in Washington or Oregon to ensure the best possible work.
At TPR, we provide complete infrastructure solutions for all kinds of sewer or water line issues without extensive excavation. We have worked with various sectors, including industrial, commercial, and residential properties throughout the Sumner, Portland, and Seattle areas. Warehouses, factories, city halls, visitor centers, restaurants, real estate offices, retail shops, and shopping malls are just a few notable examples in our work experience.
Trenchless Pipe Repairs is one of the leading pipeline companies in Seattle and Portland. We guarantee top-notch workmanship and a permanent fix for all your sewer or water main problems. Call us and speak with one of our knowledgeable experts in trenchless services to find out the exact cost and estimate for your line repair, and get the best price when you choose TPR for your pipeline problems.