Pipe bursting is a method of replacing damaged or broken underground water, sanitary, gas, and storm drain pipes. Compared to traditional methods, it requires no open trenching. This saves time and expense, as well as sparing the reconstruction of landscaping, side walks, and driveways. Even though pipe bursting is a recent development, it is a fast growing standard in pipe replacement.
Lateral pipe bursting with the R-2 system allows set up of the unit in confined spaces such as basements, crawl spaces, man holes, and septic tanks due to its small, lightweight, horizontal design.