GRUNDOCRACK™ Pneumatic Pipe Bursting System
The GRUNDOCRACK™ Advantage90% of all the pipe bursting in North America is completed using a pneumatic system. Grundocrack has replaced more than all other systems combined. Superior quality materials and unparalleled experience combine to form Grundocrack the most successful system for the Pipebursting® procedure of all time.
Each Grundocrack tool is effective in bursting a wide range of pipe diameters through the use of a variety of expanders.
Twenty-one Grundocrack models, including 6 straight-barrel auto-reverse tools, from 5-inch (127-mm) through 32-inch (609-mm) diameter, are available.
The Grundocrack can burst and replace a wide range of fracturable pipes and install new HDPE pipe, size for size or upsize, simultaneously.
Cutting blades on guide heads help the Grundocrack to burst through difficult host pipes like cast iron, as well as many point repairs.
The Grundocrack tool head and casing are made from a solid block of alloy steel for optimum strength and durability.
What it Does
Unlike other pneumatic tools, each Grundocrack tool head and casing are made from a solid block of alloy steel for optimum strength and durability.
How it Works
A constant-tension Grundowinch guides the tool through failing pipe. The Grundocrack percussive action bursts the existing pipe. An expander displaces remaining fragments into the surrounding soil. New product pipe is simultaneously pulled in behind the Grundocrack bursting tool.
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The Grundocrack's percussive action harnesses percussive action that delivers power and accuracy.
Cost Savings• Minimal disruption to traffic, buildings, and other utilities
• Avoids sizable surface damage and costly restoration required for old trenching methods
• Accelerated project completion timeline
• Easy to set up and operate
• Minimal crew size
Features• Unlike other pneumatic tools, each Grundocrack tool head and casing are made from a solid block of alloy steel for optimum strength and durability
• Minimal maintenance
• Long service life
• Anti-corrosive construction
Expand Your Knowledge of the Pipebursting® ProcedureEach tool is effective in bursting a wide range of pipe diameters through the use of a variety of expanders. For replacing lateral connections, there's a Grundocrack tool that is small enough to be launched from the confined space of a manhole. The Grundocrack can pull in a variety of replacement pipe, including polyethylene, PVC, and fiberglass.
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This product is covered by Canadian Patent CA2161482, and US Patent No. 7,578,636; 6,443,657.