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Plumbing Excavation

Plumbing Excavation Services

When you need to gain access to your underground plumbing systems, turn to the plumbing contractors at Forbes Plumbing. We’ve been serving the Portland OR area since 1972. Our licensed team provides exceptional plumbing excavation services to businesses and homeowners alike. Contact us today for your free quote!

Trenchless Excavation

Discovering a burst pipe can be stressful, but repairing it can be easier and faster than you may expect. At Forbes Plumbing, we offer a variety of ways to repair your underground pipes, including trenchless excavation.

Hydro Excavation

For small excavation projects we have you covered! Using a combination of our Komatsu PC35MR, Cat Skid Steer and Hydro Excavation rig, we are prepared for most small jobs. Our hydro excavation equipment combines high-pressure water and an air vacuum. This system cuts through the dirt while the vacuum sucks up the debris. This technology allows us to excavate around trees and underground utilities without risk of damage.

Types of Trenchless Technologies

Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting is a revolutionary method of trenchless replacement of failed sewer lines which requires much less mess than traditional excavation. Bursting involves putting a cable into the existing pipe and pulling a cutting head through to break up the old pipe while simultaneously installing a new pipe. Not only does bursting cost less than traditional excavation, it is also much faster than trenching and only requires a small entry and exit hole to be excavated.

Directional Drilling

Directional drilling is a minimal impact method of installing underground utility services such as water pipe, sewer pipe, electrical conduit, cables, or any type of underground utility that previously required digging a trench. Whether it is a pond, building, highway, or stream, using one of our three sizes of directional drills we are able to install utilities underneath almost any obstruction without disturbance.