Pipe Bursting
Underground Pipe Pulling
Trenchless Pipe
Boise, ID

Sawtooth Underground specializes in underground water, sewer and utility installation, maintenance and repair. This often requires the repair and replacement of broken, cracked or clogged pipes. We offer pipe bursting, trenchless water line and utility line services. Call Sawtooth underground for a consultation and for quick resolution to your water main pipe , sewer line or utility line correction needs.

Pipe Bursting, Trenchless Pipe, Underground Pipe Pulling – Boise, ID


Trenchless water line, utility and sewer repair presents a modern solution for addressing underground piping issues without the need for extensive property excavation. Unlike traditional methods that involve significant digging, trenchless repair minimizes disruption by requiring only a small access point.

Modern trenchless technology offers several advantages over traditional methods, making it a preferred choice for homeowners and commercial spaces.

Trenchless Pipe repair reserves the integrity of your yard, eliminating the need for extensive cosmetic repairs and maintaining overall aesthetics. Which results in reduced labor hours and minimal property damage result in cost-effective repairs and shorter project durations, minimizing disruptions to daily activities.

Trenchless methods can enhance flow capacity through the installation of larger pipes and advanced liners.

Sawtooth Underground offers Trenchless Sewer Repair in Boise, ID

Underground Pipe Pulling – Boise, ID

One of our trenchless pipe solutions is underground pipe pulling which limits the disruption of the top layer.  Machines are used to penetrate  the top layer of soil and inserting the pipe into the ground at the appropriate depth.  The result is a simple slice in the ground instead of a large trench.

Pipe Bursting – Boise, ID

 What Is Pipe Bursting?

Pipe bursting is another trenchless sewer pipe repair technique involving the fracturing and expansion of the existing buried sewer line while simultaneously replacing it with new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes.

This method of sewer repair eliminates the need for additional chemicals or contaminants. Paired with the long lifespan of environmentally-friendly HDPE pipes, pipe bursting is widely regarded as a highly sustainable approach to sewer replacement.

Pipe bursting is executed by pulling an expander head, also known as a “bursting head” or a “bullet,” through the old pipe. The head, sized to fit within the existing pipe, fractures it as it is drawn through.

Attached to the rear of the head is the new pipe, which is dragged and positioned behind it during the process.

A pulling machine applies force, powered by a hydraulic system connected to pulling rods, which in turn are attached to the expander head. This machine is lowered into the receiving pit, initiating the head’s journey from the launching or insertion pit.

The cost for pipe bursting sewer replacement services varies based on several factors:

– Depth and length of the existing pipe
– Extent of damage
– Location of the sewer lateral on the property
– Presence of nearby structures built into the property’s foundation
– Proximity to other underground utilities
– Number of branch connections, off-set joints, or sinkholes
– Slope adjustment requirements
– Connection to neighboring properties
– Type of materials needed
– Traffic control and permits for working in public right-of-way
– Surface restoration needs, including higher-end materials like flagstone or tiles and complex irrigation systems.

– Clean and sanitary compared to conventional methods
– Minimal disruption to surface environments; concrete, landscaping, and other structures remain undisturbed during the process.

Call Sawtooth Underground for all of your Pipe bursting needs in Boise, ID.





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