Static Pipe Bursting


Pipe bursting allows us to replace an existing pipe with a new PE pipe with a minimum of excavation. This system can be used to replace assets that are in a poor condition at the end of their life and it can be used to upsize assets that do not have sufficient capacity.

Pipe bursting minimises the amount of excavation that needs to be undertaken and the risks that come with it; principally: excavation stability, working around underground services and traffic management.

We have a variety of tools both pneumatic and hydraulic that allow us to burst all pipe types and classes from 110 dia. to 630 dia.

Our fleet includes a hydraulically powered static pipe bursting tool that is capable of bursting any pipe type including earthenware, concrete, cast iron, uPVC, PE and steel with a new PE pipe of up to 400mm outside diameter.

This is a low vibration solution and is ideally suited for applications where there are issues with surrounding structures. It does not require a tool to be inside the new pipe and can therefore be used to burst watermains.

Our fleet also includes tools that allow us to crack small dia. copper water laterals and replace them with new PE services.



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