Myths Behind The Pipe Bursting Method

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Pipe bursting equipment offers a minimally intrusive, fast way to get an old, degraded pipe out of the way and make room for a new, strong pipe. As home and business owners increasingly deal with aging and failing infrastructure, your business will see an increased demand for this service.

Let’s take a look at some pipe bursting myths our associates at Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions frequently encounter.

Reserved for Situations When Excavation Isn’t Feasible

We recommend pipe bursting in many situations. In high-traffic areas, pipe bursting allows business to continue. We also recommend it for environmentally sensitive areas or situations with a high cost of landscape restoration. When another method would necessitate a utility easement and protracted negotiations, pipe bursting offers a faster and simplified alternative.

Only Practical for Installing Larger Pipes

Many folks who aren’t privy to the benefits of pipe bursting often think this. When in fact, a large proportion of pipe bursting involves size-on-size projects. Your technicians can use pipe bursting to install the same size of pipe without soil heaving or other issues.

Same Process As Cured-in-place Pipe Repair

Pipe bursting isn’t the same as Cured-in-place pipe repair. The latter uses the existing pipe as a host. With pipe bursting, your crew destroys the old, damaged pipe and installs a new one. The difference is that your client will have an entirely new pipe line with pipe bursting.

Only Works for HDPE Pipes

Pipe bursting supplies and equipment work well on HDPE pipes. However, your crew can also use these tools on other types of pipes. The equipment works equally well on pipes made from cast iron, asbestos cement, welded steel, ductile iron, and PVC pipes.

Our quality pipe bursting materials and equipment improve your efficiency, facilitate faster restoration of service, and protect the environment. We always look forward to answering questions and providing product guidance about our pipe bursting solutions. To learn more about pipe bursting myths and how to inform your customers of the facts about this process, reach out to us at Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions any time!


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