You don’t have to look far to find a team that’s capable of furnishing pipe bursting services in Philadelphia, PA suburbs that you can trust. Pipeshark is a leading provider of all types of trenchless sewer repair and replacement technologies, and we’re pleased to offer effective, minimally invasive services to residential and commercial clients throughout the local area.
Our plumbing services in Philadelphia, PA suburbs have been at the forefront of the rapidly growing field of trenchless sewer repair for many years. Moreover, our professional, highly trained staff includes individuals who are certified as pipe fusers and have even worked as pipe bursting trainers for other contractors.
The Facts on Pipe Bursting Technology
Pipe bursting technology in Philadelphia, PA, and other areas is a special process that installs a new pipe in the same pathway of an old buried pipe without digging the old pipe completely up. Only the ends of the section of piping to be replaced with the need to be exposed. Often one end is accessed from a basement and the other from a small hole outside.
The Trenchless Pipe Bursting Process
Trenchless pipe bursting in the Philadelphia Area uses technology that was originally developed in Great Britain to replace cast iron gas lines. For most residential applications, a steel cable is run through the old pipe and a bullet-shaped bursting head is attached to one end of the cable. That bursting head is slightly larger than the old pipe so as it is pulled through the old pipe it breaks the pipe up and pushes it just a little into the surrounding soil. The new pipe is attached to the back of the bursting head so the old pipe is broken and the new pipe is installed in one motion.
Our plumbers in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs are certified in both the pipe bursting process and the fusing of the new piping. For larger piping such as sewer mains, the process is similar except instead of using a steel cable, larger interlocking steel rods are used.
The Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Bursting
The biggest benefit that pipe bursting contractors in Philadelphia, PA area provide is a way to avoid total excavation of a broken sewer or storm line and all the disturbance that process entails. In a residential application that can mean everything from saving a lawn or a tree to not needing to remove sidewalk blocks or cut up a driveway or other infrastructure. For commercial or industrial applications it can mean not shutting down production or interfering with deliveries and shipments. For municipalities, it can save road and pedestrian walkway detours. Because it eliminates total excavation it saves the cost of restorations and thus decreases the total cost of the job. Pipeshark has experience in pipe bursting in all types of applications from homes to industry to the National Park Service.
Pipeshark is fully vested in the trenchless technology field. We have high-quality pipe bursting equipment in our Philadelphia, PA area shop and we use it regularly. We are licensed and insured and have current background checks in place to allow us to work in elementary schools. Each job involves a thorough understanding of the pipe condition and how the pipe runs and our proposals are very detailed and specific. Our work and pricing are guaranteed. There’s no unpleasant surprises at the end of a Pipeshark installation.
Pipeshark takes pride in being the local expert for pipe bursting in the Philadelphia, PA area, as well as in these locations:
Contact Us for Pipe Bursting Services Today
Make Pipeshark your plumbing company of choice if you need trenchless pipe bursting in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs or neighboring areas. Our team is standing by to put our advanced know-how to work on your project, and we look forward to consulting with you. Call us now or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment for pipe bursting or for any of these other services we offer in the local area: