Pipe bursting allows the replacement of old or damaged pipes without the need for a traditional construction trench. An expanding device is inserted into the defective pipeline, bursting the pipe, and drawing in the new line for the pipe replacement.

New pipes have a design life of three or four times that of a repaired pipe.

Pipe bursting:

  • Can be operated from existing manholes
  • Bursts through clay ware, pitch fibre, concrete, asbestos cement, and other common materials
  • Pipe diameters are 75mm, 100mm and 150mm in lengths of up to 50 metres
  • New pipe is either short section or continuously welded in MDPE or HDPE