Industrial Pipe Bursting
Industrial Pipe Bursting Services
Aging pipes made out of clay or other fragile materials tend to break down over time, causing pipes to fail. When a repair simply isn’t enough and pipe replacement is necessary, industrial pipe bursting may be the answer.
As a relatively new development in the United States, pipe bursting has gained in popularity in recent years as an innovative way to replace pipe without digging a trench. Environmental Pipe Cleaning can effectively replace Ashland, Virginia industrial pipe without excavating, saving a considerable amount of time and money.
Ashland Industrial Pipe Bursting
Pipe bursting can be performed as an emergency to replace a broken line, or as a preventative measure. Old Ashland buildings will likely have pipes made from outdated materials like clay, cast iron, or galvanized steel that can become brittle with time. Replacing old lines before they rupture can prevent more costly repairs in the future.
Pipe bursting with Environmental Pipe Cleaning only requires a small work area as opposed to a long trench. Standard excavations can make preventative maintenance a long and costly process, especially in climates with cold winters where pipes may be buried deep in the ground. However, trenchless pipe bursting is minimally invasive and makes the process easy, fast, and cost-effective.
Pipe Bursting: How it Works
Bursting pipes sounds like a bad thing, but pipe bursting is quite the opposite. A small hole will be placed at the edge of the property near where the pipe meets with the main line. A hydraulic machine is used to expand and “burst” the existing pipe, leaving the fragments in the surrounding soil. The new pipe is gradually installed as the host pipe is destroyed.
The new pipe installed in its place is made of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), which is likely much more durable than the host pipe. This method of trenchless pipe replacement will also allow for upsizing if desired.
Pipe bursting can be performed on pipes up to 36 inches in diameter, making it a versatile and reliable method for replacing pipelines.
Advantages of Pipe Bursting
- Less damage to landscaping and the surrounding area. Only one small hole is needed, leaving the rest of the property untouched. Landscaping or repaving fees will be reduced or even eliminated with pipe bursting!
- Reduced labor cost. Fewer crew members are needed to a trenchless pipe replacement because of the reduced work area.
- Safe and environmentally friendly. Some trench excavations require toxic chemicals and heavy equipment, posing risks to the technicians. Additionally, open trenches can expose workers to mold or other materials and pose a risk to children or others passing by.
- Faster, more efficient process. Digging trenches, installing pipe, and lengthy clean-up are all aspects of traditional pipe replacement that can impact the length of the project. Trenchless pipe replacement reduces or eliminates many of those elements for a quicker, easier process.
Industrial pipe bursting provides a long-lasting and reliable solution for old or failing pipes. Call Environmental Pipe Cleaning today for more information regarding trenchless pipe replacement.