Trenchless Pipe Bursting
Pipe bursting is a trenchless method used to replace existing pipelines (such as sewer, and water lines,) without the need for a digging a trench. "Launching and receiving pits" replace the trench needed by conventional pipe-laying.
Pipe bursting has since grown in acceptance as an effective method for replacing pipelines diverse in size, material type, and function including water, and sewer pipelines.
Pipe bursting is used to replace brittle pipes such as clay, concrete and cast iron through the application of a static or pneumatic bursting head to fragment the existing pipe. Simultaneously, a new product pipe attached to the back of the bursting head is installed in the same alignment as the original pipe.