Lateral Pipe Bursting

What is Pipe Bursting?

Pipe bursting is a “trenchless” installation method that allows for minimal disruption to existing infrastructure..

SCS offers a complete line of static, pneumatic and lateral bursting for use in pipe replacement applications that feature some of the most advanced features in the trenchless industry.

Municipalities and underground contractors recognize pipe bursting as an effective and efficient method to replace failing, outdated or undersized sewer, water and gas lines, and they are turning to SCS for their pipe-bursting needs. SCS leads the industry with innovative and the most advanced pipe-bursting systems available. From free project consultation to round-the-clock service support, HammerHead is your pipe-bursting partner.

Types of Pipe Bursting

  • Static Bursting Systems 
  • Pneumatic Bursting Systems 
  • Hydraulic Bursting Systems 
  • Tenbusch Insertion Method 
  • Pipe Splitting Method


  • No trenching involved means minimal disruption of existing infrastructure. 
  • Pipe size can be increased along the same route.
  • Can be more cost effective given project conditions.
  • Faster installation than open cut, especially for deep pipe.
  • Minimal dewatering necessary in wet conditions.
  • Minimizes social costs such as traffic diversions, etc.

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