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How Trenchless Pipe Bursting Works

February, 22nd, 2016

You know when it’s time to clean your bathroom. The mold around your faucet and on your bathtub easily gives the hint away. You also know when it’s time to clean your dishes. The pile up in the sink is a good indication that the kitchen needs to be tidied up. That’s mainly because you can see those things; but what about items you can’t see? What about the pipes underneath your house that hold all the household plumbing? Do you know how big of a mess it could cause when you have to replace them? If you want something that replaces your buried pipelines like sewer, water, or natural gas without the big mess, a trenchless pipe bursting is what you’re looking for.

Trenchless Pipe Bursting

This new technique is a wildly popular method that uses machines that split the existing pipe underground by pulling a pipe bursting head through it to split the existing pipe, and then pulling a new pipe inside.  This type of structure replaces your existing pipelines, just like your traditional trench, but without the physical removal of an existing pipeline. When you use pipe bursting and splitting, you avoid the need to secure an additional right-of-way to install the replacement pipe. You can also use bursting and splitting to upsize the pipeline and increase the flow capacity.

How Does It Work?

The pipe bursting process uses a cone-shaped bursting head that’s larger than the new replacement pipe, through the existing pipe.  Pushing this down the existing pipe results in the splitting of the pipe.  As the bursting head is pulled through the host pipe, the fragments create a cavity for the product pipe.  The product pipe immediately follows the bursting head as it is simultaneously pulled or pushed into the newly formed cavity.  With trenchless pipe bursting, you don’t have to destroy your yard anymore! The replacement pipes last up to fifty years.

Still Not Sure?

Here at Corley, we’ve got everything under control. We are experts at cutting the work, time and money down by offering this trenchless pipe repair service, the most advanced repair technique. Read up on our case studies to see how we helped families save their expensive landscape work through trenchless pipe bursting. Be sure to check out the video below for a better understanding of trenchless pipe bursting, and contact us today for a consultation. We’d love to help you!