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Pipe Bursting

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At Feltner’s Sewer & Drain Services, we practice pipe bursting as a solution for replacing broken and fractured pipelines. Pipe bursting is a method of replacing and renewing pipelines without having to dig a trench. Since digging a trench requires a lot of effort and can majorly or permanently damage a well-designed landscape or other outdoor feature, we are proud to replace these inconvenient steps in favor of better solutions and trenchless-based processes that save our Illinois customers time and money.


Pipe bursting is a type of trenchless repair that does not require massive trenches like traditional dig-and-replace methods. By digging just a few launching and receiving pits, the new HDPE pipe can be safely installed through the pipe bursting method of water pipe replacements.

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A pipe-bursting system tool is pushed into the old, damaged pipe and utilizing its bursting blades and an expander, the old pipe is fractured, the pieces going into the earth near the original pipe cite. The new pipe is then connected to the expander and dragged behind the tool so it can be pulled into place as soon as the old pipe is destroyed.

As the rod is pulled through the pipe, the bursting blades expands the old pipe and continues to burst the pipe sections as the new pipe is dragged in. Once the tool leaves the hole, the new pipe is ready to be connected, set up, and used. Then the tube-bursting tool can be used on the next section of piping.

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Pipe bursting offers residential and business owners across Illinois many benefits outside of allowing our technicians to avoid digging large, imposing trenches. Other benefits include:

  • Only requires small holes to be dug

Pipe bursting is a method to replace an underground pipe. It fractures the pipe from the inside and removes the old or deteriorated pipe. After the existing pipe is fractured, a new pipe is installed and slid into place. A pipe bursting head is used to burst the existing pipe. There are several different types of systems that can be used for pipe bursting including static pull systems, pneumatic systems, and more. The method is almost always preferable, along with other trenchless pipe replacement methods because of the convenience and ability to avoid a surface excavation.

  • Takes less time than surface excavation steps

Excavating an area requires extra equipment and makes any project take a lot more time. The reason why methods like pipe bursting and pipe lining were developed was because of the major inconvenience and difficulties associated with digging a trench. Surface excavations add more time to any pipe repair project, and most importantly they even cost more money in many cases. The latest technology has made pipe bursting a lot faster than ever before, making it a great option for pipe repairs in many cases.


If you are interested in pipe bursting for your next underground pipe repair, you should speak with a qualified company like Feltner’s Sewer & Drain Services. Feltner’s can help you with your next pipe repair and we can recommend the most appropriate method whether it is pipe bursting, pipe lining, or another type of repair. Contact our team of experts today at 1-866-FELTNER for more information about pipe bursting or to ask any questions that you have.

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