Since the culvert pipes on your residential property are rarely in open view, it may be difficult to spot a problem once it starts happening. Instead, you will typically see signs of disrepair and malfunction once the issue has become aggravated. As such, homeowners will typically need to replace these pipes to prevent further damage happening on their property. One of the methods that you could use to replace this culvert pipes is pipe bursting. With this technique, the contractor will replace your culvert pipes by pulling the new pipe right through the old, damaged one. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider pipe bursting when replacing your culvert pipes.
Pipe bursting causes minimal destruction on your property
With traditional methods of pipe repair, the contractor would have to excavate your property in order to access the underground culvert pipes. Depending on how deep they are in the ground and the length of the pipes, this could lead to a significant amount of damage to your property's landscape. In addition to this, if the pipes are located beneath hard surfaces such as concrete driveways or under the sidewalk, then you would have to engage in additional concreting to fix the excavated parts.
With pipe bursting, the contractor only needs to access both the lateral sides of the culvert pipes. This involves minimal digging, hence reducing the amount of digging and excavation on your property. Once the new pipe has been passed through the older culvert pipe, the contractor can easily clean up their work area and refill the dug up areas.
Pipe bursting can be used for all types of culvert pipe damage
There are numerous reasons why your culvert pipes could be suffering from deterioration. The most common reason tends to be blockages in the pipes. Nevertheless, your pipes could also acquire damage due to corrosion, improper installation and more. Generally, some homeowners would assume that the pipe would have to be repaired in accordance to the type of damage that it has acquired. For instance, if sections of the pipe are corroded, some homeowners may opt for partial replacement of the pipe and leaving the rest of it intact.
The problem with this, though, is that the corrosion could spread, thus leading to additional repairs down the road. If you would like to ensure that you are using culvert pipes that will stay in good condition for longer, then you should opt for pipe bursting. Replacing the entire pipe rather than sectional repairs enhances the overall lifespan of your pipes.