Maximum Effort

Pipe bursting enables a Louisiana contractor to replace a blocked sewer lateral after a failed directional boring attempt.
Maximum Effort
The 4-inch HDPE pipe advances through the enlarged holes in the concrete stormwater vault. Behind the pipe are two 36-inch-diameter concrete drains. The original clay tile lateral switched to cast iron at this point.

For more than 25 years, blockages and backups were a way of life for the owners of a two-story pier-and-beam house in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 2011, local plumbing contractor Pioneer Comfort Systems began responding to emergencies.
“Service calls took two to three hours because...

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