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Differences Between Pipe Lining and Pipe Bursting

Differences Between Pipe Lining and Pipe Bursting

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At Sewer Solutions NW, we specialize in pipe bursting and trenchless pipe lining in Seattle, WA, both of which are minimally disruptive methods to address sewer issues. Both of these pipe restoration and replacement methods can be beneficial and cost-effective. However, there are some key differences to be aware of, which we discuss below.

trenchless pipe lining in Seattle, WA

Pipe Lining

Commonly referred to as trenchless pipe repair, pipe lining is a method that uses a flexible tuber or liner to apply a coating material to the inside part of a pipe. Once the epoxy resin material hardens, the liner will be removed, and a flaw-free surface will remain.

Trenchless pipe lining offers many benefits often appreciated by many of our customers. Some of these include:

  • Preserving your landscape
  • Extending the lifespan of the damaged pipe
  • Improving water flow

Pipe Bursting

Trenchless sewer replacement is the term often used to refer to pipe bursting. It's considered a "replacement" since a new pipe is installed. The difference is it's done in a way that doesn't require traditional excavation. Instead, the damaged pipe is broken up and replaced at the same time with a new pipe that's pulled into place.

Trenchless pipe replacement is appealing because of benefits that include:

  • Effectively replacing a pipe that's severely damaged or completely collapsed
  • Still largely preserving surface areas
  • There's no full excavation involved, thus minimizing costs

Find a Trenchless Solution Right for Your Needs Today

Whether trenchless sewer repair or replacement is what's best for your pipes, needs, and budget, count on Sewer Solutions NW to do the work in a way that's timely, affordable, and effective. We'll also give you an honest opinion and estimate so you can make an informed decision.

Give us a call today or fill out our contact form to benefit from our trenchless pipe replacement and repair services in Seattle, WA.


Applies to sewer line repairs requiring digital camera diagnosis.