Underground drainage pipes serve as sewer and drainage system which carry soil, rainwater, waste and industrial effluents from the buildings to either internal sewage treatment plants or to external municipal sewers. These pipes are laid underground to prevent the foul smells from the waste from escaping into the living spaces.
Underground drainage pipes along with its fittings, traps, valves and inspection chambers together forms the underground drainage system of a building.
Since these pipes are meant for below ground application, they must be of high reliability and durability as such must have the following features:
Cement Concrete underground drainage pipes:
These are traditionally used pipes which are made from cement. They are heavy and difficult to handle and hence require machinery for installation. They come in short lengths and as such require more number of joints increasing installation costs substantially. They get choked with time and also get corroded in the long run.
Ceramic underground pipes:
These are also based on old technology and very heavy to handle. These also come in short lengths and require more number of joints. In case they get damaged, they are difficult to replace.
Plastic pipes have become very popular
These are made of iron either CI or MS. These are being used less and less in modern times due to high cost, difficulty in installation and issues with corrosion.
Plastic underground drainage pipes
Plastic pipes have become the material of choice for modern underground pipelines.
These are the modern replacement of old concrete pipes as they perform better in every way, be it strength, impact resistance, pressure resistance, durability, maintenance, installation etc.
PVC is a very popular material for underground drainage pipes. They have all advantages offered by plastics pipes and come in upto 6 mtr lengths in both solvent cement type jointing as well as rubber ring type jointing. Both types of joints are fast, easy and reliable. Another advantage is all kinds of fittings and valves are easily available.
This is the latest technology in underground drainage PVCpipes which offer high rigidity with considerable material savings. This technology involves a 3 layer pipe with internal and external layers being solid and middle layer being PVC rigid foam which offer extra stiffness for increased load resistance. These are light weight and very easy to handle and come in both ring fit and solvent fit type jointing. These can be joined with regular PVC fittings.
These are also durable pipes with smaller sizes available in coils and larger sizes as straight lengths. They require welding machines at site to do jointing which is relative cumbersome relative to PVC pipes.
These offer the latest technology in HDPE pipes and have a corruagted wall on the outside and smooth wall on inside giving them required stiffness with much less material. They are easy to install and do not require welding at site.
Prices of underground drainage pipe vary from material to material and are subject to raw material fluctuations. From an installed cost perspective, plastic pipes are much more economical than conventional cement or ceramic pipes.
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Ajay pipes has the widest collection of all kinds of PVC underground drainage pipes under the name Ajay Terraline.
Ajay Terraline has some features and benefits that are written below :
All your underground plumbing leads have one solution, and that is Ajay Terraline.
The products of Ajay Terraline are pocket friendly as well. They are a one-time investment as they have very low lifetime ownership costs.