Pipe Bursting Various Types Of Pipes

By Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies LLC, International Pipe Bursting Association Marketing Committee | June 2011 Vol. 66 No. 6

The most important thing to understand when considering or planning a pipe bursting job is that special considerations must be made for the pipe types that are being replaced and installed. Consulting with a pipe manufacturer, pipe bursting contractor or system manufacturer is a great way to assist in design considerations as they will often have the best real world experience and will be able to make recommendations on how best to design a constructible project. IPBA member companies have the experience and knowledge needed to help you consider and evaluate pipe bursting as a practical trenchless construction method. There are thousands of case studies available so you can be assured that the means and method you are considering is a proven approach.

Through continued education involving utility system owners, engineers, manufacturers, contractors and field crews, pipe bursting can continue to become a method of choice for rehabilitating failing underground infrastructure in your community.

Next up: Pipe bursting geotechnical considerations.

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