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Pipe Bursting Leak Repair in Delaware County


At Feehan Plumbing & Heating, we strive to find the appropriate leak detection and repair methods for each customer’s unique set of challenges. But sometimes a leak cannot be fixed without some digging and excavation. And when that happens, we usually bring in our expert pipe-bursting team.

Pipe bursting is a trenchless pipe repair technique reserved for especially complicated leaks that have proved resistant to our less intrusive repair methods. The process of pipe bursting shares many of the benefits of standard trenchless leak repair. It’s cheaper and faster than traditional excavation jobs and less disruptive to the job site’s surroundings, whether it’s a peaceful backyard or a bustling commercial area.

How does it work? Pipe bursting is the forced replacement of a section of your old, leaky pipes with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) of the same or larger diameter. During installation, the HDPE destroys the original and installs a new pipe simultaneously. Pipe bursting has several advantages that epoxy/CIPP repair does not:

  • The condition of the original pipe is irrelevant. It is going to be destroyed anyway, so if the situation calls for it, any pipe can be “burst.”
  • You have the option of upgrading the diameter of the replacement pipe so the entire piping system can benefit from the increased flow.
  • Brand new HDPE piping is tougher and longer lasting than old piping lined with epoxy/CIPP.

Let our expert pipe-bursting team take the frustration out of leak repair. We promise an upfront, pragmatic approach to each job and our industry-standard repair methods are the result of decades of expertise, combined with a passion for meeting the unique needs and challenges of each and every client. To determine if pipe bursting is the answer to your leak troubles, contact Feehan Plumbing & Heating today!

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