Skanex’s pipe bursting rehabilitation method is used for the replacement of utility lines such as: gas, water, sewer, telephone, and power. Pipe bursting efficiently bursts: clay, cast iron, and PVC pipe.
Ideal for aging utility systems located in congested areas such as municipalities, city centers, manufacturing facilities, and industrial plants.
The process uses a constant tension winch to guide the pipe bursting tool through the host pipe. The rear expander displaces host pipe fragments into the surrounding soil, while the tool pulls in the new polyethylene pipe. This rehab option generally costs less than the conventional full open-cut replacement.