Pipe bursting is a relatively new trenchless method for replacement of existing utility, water, gas and sewer piping that is either worn out or incapable of meeting the needs of a growing community.

Trenchless technologies, such as pipe bursting, horizontal directional drilling and slip lining allow the entire water supply and drainage system of a city to be replaced without causing a major traffic jam and incurring the enormous cost of restoring streets and roads.