Ahead of the Game

Pipe bursting system allows contractor to offer customers more cost-effective solutions to rehabbing failing laterals
Ahead of the Game
Heiden Plumbing uses the HammerHead PortaBurst lateral pipe bursting system. Manufactured by Earth Tool Co. LLC, the machine can replace 2- to 6-inch failed laterals without expensive and disruptive open-cut excavating. The system employs a burst head that breaks apart failing lateral lines; at the same time, it pulls into place behind it a new, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. (Photos courtesy of Heiden Plumbing)

Keeping pace with rapidly advancing technology can be a challenge. But as Andrew Wyderka of Heiden Plumbing Co. Inc., can attest, there’s a payoff: New tools can help contractors win jobs by offering customers better, more cost-effective alternatives to conventional techniques...

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