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High density polyethylene

Polyethylene is an extremely versatile piping material and has some properties that make ideal for use in underground drainage systems. Relatively lightweight, polyethylene allows for easier and less costly transportation and installation costs. It is not easily susceptible to cracking during pipe handling and installation activities. A corrugated

HDPE pipe is resistant to abrasion, corrosion, chemical scouring and is structurally strong with the ability to support large loads. This characteristic offers advantages for use as underground drainage systems.

Corrugated perforated HDPE pipes are generally used for subsurface drainage. Corrugated both inside and outside, perforated pipe is ideal for subsurface drainage used in everything from draining garden to major highways. Lightweight and durable, can handle chemically abrasive environments, is easy to install and not easily susceptible to cracking during pipe handling and installation. Flexibility and perforation are its most important features. Due to its flexibility, perforated pipe is better suited for trenches or where the ground is uneven, and easy to install. These have slots around the entire circumference or half-perforated, i.e., have holes on only one side of the pipe, non-perforated, and perforated covered in filter sock. Perforations allow subsurface water to be collected and transported to desired locations for discharge. The flexibility and lightweight of perforated pipe becomes an advantage for use in harsh conditions.

 
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