It’s happened. There’s a problem with your sewer line and it needs to be replaced! As your assessing the situation it starts to sink in, the sewer line runs under your garage, your beloved garden, your brand new patio, or your favorite shade tree! If you are thinking to yourself “this is a total nightmare”…Give us a call, we can help!
What is Pipe Bursting?
Pipe bursting is a form of trenchless pipe/utility replacement. With pipe bursting The Pipeshark is able to replace sewer lines, water lines, storm sewer lines and gas lines with only two points of access. Which means there will be two smaller areas of excavation; one at the beginning referred to as the “entry pit”, and one at the end referred to as the “receiving pit”.
HDPE, the preferred material for sewer line replacement
While there are many types of new material options when replacing a utility line (HDPE, PVC, Cast Iron, Ductile Iron, FRPM, and even Terra Cotta), The Pipeshark will typically use HDPE as their material of choice. HDPE is a high density polyethylene pipe that offers many advantages. HDPE is durable and slightly flexible which allows The Pipeshark to negotiate directional changes below grade without the need to dig extra holes. Also this pipe is “welded” together above grade and pulled into place as a single pipe, eliminating joints that allow for tree root intrusion and dislocated piping in the future!
Pipe Bursting for all size piping
Pipe bursting is a preferred method of utility line replacement whether it’s a small diameter sewer lateral for one of our residential customers who would like to save their landscaping or a larger diameter sewer main for a municipality that needs to replace pipe under a busy road. There is no project too big or too small for The Pipeshark!
If you’d like to know more give us call and let one of our Trenchless Professionals help solve your underground utility predicament!