Pipe bursting is a trenchless pipe replacement method. This method does not require the digging up of the original pipeline as other excavation-based methods do. Previous methods involved digging a trench to uncover the entire line just to determine the cause of any symptoms noticed by the homeowner. Digging the trench required large machinery and a large workforce. Landscapes, driveways and walkways were disrupted or destroyed. A great deal of time was spent on the process. the cost was very high due to the amount of time, workforce, and machinery required.
State of the Art Pipeline Replacement
Using pipe bursting, The Pipe Medic is able to replace the old, damaged pipe with a new one that is the exact same diameter, without digging a trench to do the work. The process is measured in hours not days. No large equipment or workforce is necessary.
Our pipe bursting method consists of a hydraulic pump, a pulling machine, a chain, and a bursting head. The bursting head is a torpedo-shaped attachment that is connected to the front of the new, incoming pipe. There are multiple sizes to choose from, some supporting a tight entryway, some with blades. The purpose of the bursting head is to burst and break up the original pipe, pushing the fragments safely into the surrounding soil, and allowing the new pipe to take its place.
The chain runs from the bursting head at the start of the new pipe, through the old pipeline, to the pulling machine at the far end. The pulling machine has rods that lift up and down, pulling the chain as they lift, sliding down the retrieved cable as they drop. The machine then reengages to pull another length of the cable, as well as the attached head and new pipe, through the old pipe’s location. The rods gain the pressure to rise and drop from the hydraulic pump. Once this process is completed, a new pipe resides exactly where the old pipeline existed. The landscape and hardscape remain unaffected.
Trenchless Pipeline Repairs
Pipe bursting is one of many trenchless pipeline repairs tools that The Pipe Medic uses to support our Georgia clients. All of them leave the surface of the landscape undisturbed. Sewer camera inspections are used to diagnose pipeline concerns. We use a robotic, waterproof camera to inspect the inside of the pipeline and to send video to our technician on the surface. When debris or mineral accumulations create snags or rough pipeline walls, conditions which slow wastewater flow, a hydro jetting procedure is utilized. Hydro jetting uses highly pressurized water to scour clean the walls of the pipeline and to burst apart and rinse away and snags. Cured in place pipe lining can be used when a crack requires patching.
The Pipe Medic is proud to serve the state of Georgia with expert and understanding staff. We work with residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Our team is sensitive to each client’s needs and offers budget-friendly and speedy repairs that do not disturb building’s workflow or a home’s routine. Call us now for a consultation.