What is Pipe Bursting?
Pipe bursting is a trenchless method that is used to replace old or damaged pipeline without the need for a traditional excavation trench. At the most basic, pipe bursting is intentionally breaking up damaged sewer systems to make way for replacement systems. Generally it is used as a final solution for severely compromised sewage systems when other more traditional methods are impractical. Unlike most other pipe repair methods, most homeowners probably don’t have any idea what a pipe bursting is and why it can be the best way to fix a broken sewer line. We’ll break down the reasons why pipe bursting is a great innovative solution for broken sewer pipes.
When is Pipe Bursting the Best Sewer Repair Method?
When dealing with severely damaged pipes, it is not always necessary to excavate to place new pipes. With pipe bursting, a bursting head is fed through the pipe that is larger at its base than the diameter of the pipe which causes it to expand and break apart. Once this is done, the new pipe can be easily fed through the space left by the old pipe.
One of the great benefits of the pipe bursting method is that it can usually be completed in a matter of hours. This has made it one of the preferred pipe replacement and repair methods. On top of taking less time, it is also safer and cheaper than other more traditional pipe replacement techniques.
For efficient quality installation of replacement pipes, no other technique, trenchless or otherwise, comes close to pipe bursting.