Trenchless Pipe Bursting in West Chester, PA
Are you looking for a professional pipe bursting contractor in West Chester, PA? Trenchless pipe bursting is a great alternative to traditional sewer pipe replacement because it doesn’t involve digging large trenches in your yard in order to reach your existing sewer pipe. That saves you time and the mess that comes from damage to your landscaping and walkways and other infrastructure.
When it comes to minimally invasive plumbing services, rely on the team of experts here at Pipeshark. We are certified in all four of the trenchless technologies. Pipe bursting is one and here is what you should know about this trenchless service.
What Is Trenchless Pipe Bursting?
Trenchless pipe bursting in West Chester, PA is the process of installing a brand new pipe without digging all the old pipe up as we used to do twenty years ago. The old pipe is broken up and pushed aside and a new pipe is installed in the old pipe’s path.
How Does Trenchless Pipe Bursting Work?
Our process of pipe bursting in West Chester, PA starts with a thorough camera inspection of the old pipe and tracing out its route. Then access is created at each end of the pipe either through a small hole or perhaps at the wall in the basement — there is no need to trench the whole route and destroy whatever trees or walks lie above it. A steel cable is then slid through the old pipe.
A bullet-shaped pipe bursting head is attached to the cable and hydraulic ram to pull the cable is connected to the other end. The new sewer pipe is connected to the back of the bursting head. This new pipe is high-density polyethylene (HDPE) which is what is used for the new gas mains because the sections are fused together so essentially it’s one solid pipe with no joints to leak or for roots to get into. As the ram pulls the cable through the pipe the bursting head breaks the old pipe and pushes it aside and pulls the new pipe into place in one motion.
Our plumbers then video the new line for the inspector to prove it’s all good and then reconnect the sewer line and put it back into operation.
What Are the Advantages of Trenchless Pipe Bursting?
Trenchless pipe bursting has many advantages over traditional pipe replacement, and the biggest advantage is that the pipe bursting equipment is never as big or cumbersome as the tools brought onto your property to dig the large trench needed for a regular sewer pipe replacement. Moreover:
- It does not involve as much labor or manpower.
- It is less damaging to your property.
- It is more cost-effective than a traditional pipe replacement.
- It is considered safer than a traditional pipe replacement.
- It takes less time to replace your sewer pipe with pipe bursting technology.
- There is less settling of the earth over the new pipe.
Here at Pipeshark, we offer comprehensive pipe bursting services so that you can get your sewer pipe replaced without all the mess, hassle, and time of a traditional pipe replacement. Our pipe bursting technicians are background checked, full-time employees that have been trained by our certified pipe fusers and pipe bursters, and we are fully licensed, insured, and registered.
Our experts in pipe bursting technology provides pipe bursting services in the following locations:
- Philadelphia, PA suburbs
- Bryn Mawr, PA
- West Chester, PA
- Paoli, PA
- Ardmore, PA
- Berwyn, PA
- Devon, PA
- Harrisburg, PA
- Hershey, PA
- Lancaster, PA
- Lower Merion Township, PA
- Pottstown, PA
- Reading, PA
- Villanova, PA
- Wayne, PA
Contact Us for Trenchless Pipe Bursting
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