Pipe Bursting Services in Champaign-Urbana, IL and All Surrounding Areas

Pipe Bursting

Dealing with a defective or damaged pipe is an incredibly frustrating situation for homeowners in Champaign-Urbana, Mahomet, Savoy, IL and the surrounding areas. With new, innovative methods like pipe bursting, Lanz Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. can take care of your plumbing problem with minimal mess.

What is Pipe Bursting?

Pipe bursting is a trenchless pipe service used to replace buried pipelines, such as sewer lines, by leveraging the infrastructure that already exists underground. Pipe bursting is essentially a three-step process:

  1. Setup: First, we install the equipment we’ll need to complete the process, including the bursting rods that will replace the old pipe with the new pipe. We use a flexible guiding rod to feed the bursting rods into the existing pipe and set up the power source.
  2. Initiation: Next, we’ll dig a pipe launch pit and place the new pipe and expander into it. We also install a cutter and secure the bursting rods in place.
  3. Completion: Once everything is set up, the bursting rods and cutting rod break apart the old, defective pipe, which is dispersed into the surrounding soil. The expander then pulls the new pipe into the space vacated by the old pipe. Once the new pipe is in place, we pull up the equipment and the process is done.

Is Pipe Bursting Right For Your Project?

The main advantage of pipe bursting is the minimal excavation required. In a traditional open-trench project, we have to dig up the entire system, and that can require significant landscaping and restorative work to put your property back the way it was. Pipe bursting only requires us to dig a few small pits, which are much easier to fill in. This also means a shorter project time and less time waiting for grass to grow back in over your sewer line.

One thing to keep in mind with pipe bursting is that because we’re putting a new pipe in place of the existing pipe, we need to match the size of the existing pipe fairly closely. This may not work if you need a significantly bigger pipe, or if the existing pipe is too severely corroded or damaged.

Schedule Your Plumbing Service Today

At Lanz Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc., we don’t just provide top-notch pipe bursting service; we take a holistic approach to find the best possible solution for your family. Contact us online or give us a call to ask about your project.

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