No doubt, the foundation of every building whether it is a residential home or a large complex, plays an important role in the integral structure of a property. This also involves the internal engineering process required in construction. A fundamental aspect about engineering projects is underground pipe laying.
The definition ‘underground’ here refers to the piping – that can be found buried or under trenches beneath the ground level. The piping underground system consists of a gravity flow drainage system transporting process waste, spillage, reclaimable hydrocarbons, sanitary, drinking water systems, rainwater and more. It also transfers oil liquids and natural gases. Without this piping system, a building cannot function properly meaning it is critical for infrastructure support.
Types of underground drainage pipes
To pick the right type of pipe used for underground engineering takes a lot of time and effort. While there are different materials and styles available in the market today, you might have to change the technical sketches or planned designs of a project to implement. Here are some common types of pipes and fittings that contractors use for projects:
- PVC pipes are also known as polyvinyl chloride. As a popular type of pipe, its natural state is rigid and is chlorinated hydrocarbon polymer material. These pipes have been used for over 70 years and widely seen in the context of water supply.
- High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes are used for municipal and geothermal water applications. The pipe is a plastic resin consisting of copolymerisation of ethylene fused by a miniature amount of another hydrocarbon. The base resin might include pigments.
- Clay pipes have unique performance characteristics. Made of clay and shale, clay pipes can withstand plenty of external pressure and substances like acids and chemical attacks.
What can you benefit from installing an underground pipe laying system?
There are many advantages when it comes to underground pipe laying because it facilitates the transferring of liquids and gases.
Helps collect excess water
Pipe laying reduces the risk of water flooding, Especially in areas where heavy rains are frequent. When water passes through the pipes, wastewater is flushed out of the site and the risk of contamination is drastically reduced.
Removes toxic materials and disease organisms
If you live in an area likek Singapore where monsoon rains lead to flash floods and landslides, the flood water that remains can get contaminated with the soil and seep into the buildings and homes surrounding it. This type of system eliminates hazardous materials and organisms that spread infectious diseases by completely draining them away through the channels. Pipes with multilayers may be used to make sure underground drainage systems can preserve their longevity and last a long time.
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