Trenchless Pipe Bursting in Philadelphia, PA, and the Surrounding Areas
It’s happened. There’s a problem with your sewer line and it needs to be replaced! As you assess 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!
Luckily, old and deteriorating Philadelphia pipes can be replaced without the mess and expense of excavation. The experienced Pipeshark team has innovative trenchless technologies and efficient plumbing services that can solve your residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal piping problems in the most convenient and cost-effective way.
What Is Pipe Bursting?
Pipe bursting is a form of trenchless pipe/utility replacement. With our trenchless pipe bursting in Philadelphia, PA suburbs, Pipeshark is able to replace sanitary sewer lines, water services, and storm sewer drains with only two points of access. This means there will be two smaller areas of excavation at your home; one at the beginning referred to as the “entry pit”, and one at the end referred to as the “receiving pit”.
How Trenchless Pipe Bursting Works
If you notice issues with your eastern Pennsylvania sewer or storm pipes, the local Pipeshark technicians can visit your home or office to quickly and accurately diagnose the problem. By sending a high-resolution camera through a small access hole in your pipeline, we can see the interior of your pipes, locate any specific areas of damage, and use that real-time diagnostic footage to offer the best pipe bursting services to meet your needs.
If it’s determined that your pipes need to be replaced, a possible solution is a trenchless pipe bursting. Instead of blocking off a long time schedule and sending heavy equipment across your property to dig extensive trenches, remove all of the old pipes, lay new ones, and repair all of the damage to your yard and landscaping, trenchless pipe bursting can trenchless install a full size or even bigger new pipe right along the path of the old one.
In pipe bursting, 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.
Why You Should Consider Trenchless Pipe Bursting
Trenchless pipe bursting eliminates the need for extensive excavation that can wreak havoc on your Philadelphia area property, which helps reduce your labor and damage repair costs. Using cutting-edge pipe bursting technology, the trenchless pipe bursting process is also much quicker and more convenient than traditional excavation replacement methods, so your home or business routines won’t have to be disrupted and your productivity won’t have to be put on hold. Trenchless pipe bursting is also environmentally friendly. Without the digging and trenching through your yard and landscaping, potentially hazardous soil contaminants or large chunks of sewage pipes don’t have to be disrupted.
We’re one of the leading pipe bursting contractors in Philadelphia, PA, suburbs and we proudly serve the following areas:
Our team of pipe experts also services these locations:
- Ardmore, PA
- Berwyn, PA
- Devon, PA
- Harrisburg, PA
- Hershey, PA
- Lancaster, PA
- Lower Merion Township, PA
- Pottstown, PA
- Reading, PA
- Villanova, PA
- Wayne, PA
How to Tell If Your Property Is a Strong Candidate for Trenchless Pipe Bursting
While trenchless pipe bursting is a cost-effective, time-saving, environmentally-friendly way of replacing your old pipes with durable and long-lasting new ones, it isn’t the best process for every situation. Sometimes the damaged pipe is still good enough to line and lining can save the cost of a second point of access. Since we deal with ALL of the trenchless technologies we can provide the best solution for you, including trenchless pipe lining (CIPP). We also work for contractors so you can ask your trusted trenchless service provider in Philadelphia, PA to contact us if he doesn’t have a trenchless solution for you.
To see if your Pennsylvania pipes are good candidates for trenchless pipe bursting or to explore any of our other repair and replacement services, contact Pipeshark today. Our fully licensed and insured industry experts are here to help you get the best service and solutions for your needs.
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), 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 Pipeshark to negotiate directional changes below grade without the need to dig extra holes. Also, this pipe is “fused” 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!
Save Your Home’s Landscaping with Pipe Bursting
Pipe bursting is a preferred method of utility line replacement whether it’s a small diameter sewer lateral for one of our Pennsylvania residential customers who would like to save their landscaping or a larger diameter sewer main for a municipality that needs to replace a pipe under a busy road. There is no project too big or too small for Pipeshark!
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If you’d like to know more, give us a call and let one of our Trenchless plumbing repair professionals help solve your underground utility predicament!
Contact us today at 610-993-9300 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. You’ll be glad you did.
Our Pipeshark team is extremely experienced with sewer repairs in homes, commercial buildings, factories, schools, and universities across Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. Our experience also extends to working on projects with engineers, municipalities, and governmental agencies while maintaining the standard code and regulations. Call us now to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you. Pipeshark serves the Harrisburg, Hershey, Lower Merion, Lancaster, Devon, Paoli, West Chester, Berwyn, and Wayne, Pennsylvania areas. We have also traveled as far as Washington, DC, Ohio, Indiana, and Montana to support specialty project teams.