Lateral Pipe Bursting

Lateral Pipe Bursting Solutions from HammerHead Trenchless


HammerHead Trenchless offers sewer and water contractors a full line of lateral pipe bursting solutions to satisfy the rising demand for sewer service line replacement. Plumbers everywhere are turning to pipe bursting for lateral replacement because it spares your customer the unpleasant side effects of open-cut. Adding pipe bursting to your service offerings is a great way to grow your business!


The HammerHead PortaBurst® lateral pipe bursting system is a portable, economical method of replacing 2″ to 6″ (5 to 15 cm) laterals in a minimum amount of time with the ability to up-size when needed.


HammerHead also provides tooling for the trenchless replacement of water service lines. The HammerHead Waterline Slitter system is a cost-effective and efficient way to replace ¾ ” to 1” service pipes while eliminating costly excavation and surface repair.


  • PortaBurst Systems

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    Lateral pipe bursting process

    PortaBurst Lateral Pipe Bursting Systems from HammerHead Trenchless


    For your tough lateral pipe bursting jobs, you need two things from your bursting system – the power to get the job done quickly and the durability to be up and running burst after burst. The rugged PortaBurst system replaces 2 to 6" lateral pipes with up to 30-tons of pulling force.Its compact footprint requires minimal excavation and the system is built to help you cut down on wasted time, maximizing productivity.

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  • Waterline Slitters

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    Waterline Slitting System

    Trenchless Replacement of Water Services

    Waterline slitters are a profitable trenchless solution for water line service replacement. The HammerHead® Waterline Slitter water service replacement system is a portable, cost-effective and efficient method of replacing ¾" to 1” service pipes in a minimum amount of time while eliminating costly excavation and surface repair. The HammerHead Waterline Slitter system is available as either a complete kit or as individual components. Kits include a 1" waterline slitter, a 3/8" aircraft cable with different length options available, a slitter link and a 0.5-1.0" carrot puller. Contact your HammerHead rep to learn more about waterline slitting!

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