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Pipe Bursting

Trenchless Pipe Bursting

Looking for a trenchless method to replace an existing underground pipe?

We offer trenchless pipe bursting where we will bore underground so we can replace an existing pipe. This method saves from having to dig a long trench through your yard. This is especially helpful when there is a driveway or concrete that the pipe runs under.  

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What is Pipe Bursting?

Pipe bursting is the perfect technique to use for the treatment and replacement of broken pipelines such as water, sewer, gas, and power. This technique is used to burst clay, cast iron, concrete, and PVC pipe and is ideal for aging and older lines that are in heavily congested areas.

It is done using a winch that pulls a heavy-duty polyethylene pipe through the old line of equal or smaller size. The tool is pulled through is shattering the old line as it goes through, clearing the space for the replacement. As the area clears, the new pipe is being pulled through, replacing the former as it gets shattered. The only limitation to pipe bursting is that the pipe needs to be able to fracture, and the soil surrounding the pipe must be able to absorb the old fragments.

Benefits of Pipe Bursting

Trenchless pipe bursting has several positive benefits, including no damage to the landscaping, concrete, interior, or exterior structures. Before trenchless methods were invented, a plumber would have to dig a trench which would involve tearing up yards, driveways, and walkways to repair or replace a pipe. The most common type of pipe bursting we do is for trenchless sewer repairs.

Locations that Benefit from Trenchless Method

·         Residential Homes
·         Commercial Buildings
·         Hospitals
·         Condos
·         Apartments
·         Historic Buildings
·         Hotels & Resorts
·         Retirements Homes
·         Schools

In many cases when you are looking for a no dig sewer repair or replacement pipe bursting is the way to go.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does pipe bursting take?

There is prep work that goes into the pipe bursting technique. An area on each end needs to be dug out before the actual pipe bursting. Then the time it takes our machinery to bore through the ground will depend on the length we have to bore, and the type of terrain we have to go through. When the ground is harder and has more rocks, it can take a little longer to complete the process.

Can any plumber do a trenchless pipe replacement?

No, we are frequently called out to locations where a plumbing company cannot complete the work, and we take over from there. The equipment used for pipe bursting is expensive, and not every company has the machines.

How much does pipe bursting costs?

The cost of pipe bursting will depend on how far we have to bore into the ground, the type of soil, and the replacement pipe we are installing. If you would like to receive an accurate price quote for pipe bursting, please contact us at (909) 883-8827 so we can learn more about your specific situation.

Are broken sewer pipes covered by homeowners insurance?

Generally speaking, no, it is usually the responsibility of the homeowner to repair or replace a broken sewer line. However, it is best to check with your insurance company to get the final word.

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