Pipe Bursting

Since 1984, IPR has burst more than 18 million feet of damaged water, sewer, and stormwater pipelines. Superior quality equipment, exceptional project management, and unmatched experience make IPR the simple choice for even the most complex projects.

Pipe Bursting is a trenchless rehabilitation method of installing High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), PVC or Ductile Iron pipe into damaged or deteriorated water and sewer lines. During the process, a bursting tool is guided into an existing pipe with a constant tension winch. The tool is equipped with an expander. As it travels through the host pipe, continuous percussion breaks the host pipe apart. The expander forces the fragments into the surrounding soil, while the new pipe is simultaneously pulled in place behind it.

Typical Pipe Bursting Applications IPR’s pipe bursting capabilities include the trenchless replacement of the following piping materials:

• Non-Reinforced Concrete

• Ductile Iron

• Clay

• PVC 

• Can replace pipe from 6” to 48” diameter

• Requires only one point of entry and exit

• Can upsize pipe diameter for increased capacity

• Installs new pipe with a 50-year design life