Burst Lining

Published: May 7, 2017 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Burst Lining Mean?

Burst lining, in the context of sewer rehabilitation, is defined as the process of bursting a damaged pipe while simultaneously replacing it with a new pipe. Pipe bursting is utilized in trenchless technology to minimize the disruption of traffic due to open excavation on the ground surface.

Also known as pipe bursting.


Trenchlesspedia Explains Burst Lining

Pipe bursting is conducted when repairing or replacing old, or damaged, pipe. This method can also be used to increase the hydraulic capacity of an existing sewer line. This technique uses internal force to cause a brittle fracture and burst the pipe. Pipe debris is pushed into the surrounding ground. The new pipe may be the same diameter as the old pipe or can be larger. This method is used to install pipes of different materials including ductile iron, PVC, and HDPE.



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