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The Advantages of HDPE Piping

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a versatile thermoplastic material with a variety of applications. One of the main uses for HDPE in Kelowna and Kamloops, BC & surrounding areas is for piping applications. HDPE piping is a popular option among home and business owners for water intake lines, sanitary system lines, storm water system lines, and more.

At Ironman Directional Drilling, we prefer to use HDPE because it has numerous advantages over traditional piping materials in terms of strength, durability, environmental friendliness, and cost.

Strength and Durability Considerations

HDPE is a top-quality material for piping applications because it is lightweight but incredibly durable at the same time. Due to its flexibility, HDPE is highly resistant to fatigue, which is a major problem with traditional metal piping. It also stands up well to impact, denting, chipping, scratching, and peeling. Furthermore, the joints of HDPE pipe are welded together using a process known as electrofusion, which creates a completely seamless and leak-free connection that is as strong as the rest of the pipe.

Using HDPE in Kamloops and Kelowna, BC & surrounding areas allows home and business owners to create a piping system that is not susceptible to corrosion. HDPE is likewise resistant to biological growth and rot. All of these factors contribute to the superior service life of HDPE piping systems.

Environmental Considerations

Another important reason why we at Ironman Directional Drilling prefer to use HDPE in Kelowna and Kamloops, BC & surrounding areas is for its environmental benefits. Both because of the material it is made out of and because it has fewer fittings, the production of HDPE pipe requires less energy than traditional piping. The electrofused joints of HDPE are leak-free, meaning that HDPE piping systems pose a lower risk to the surrounding environment once they are installed in the ground. Additionally, HDPE pipe is 100% recyclable and can be used to make new HDPE products at the end of its service life.

Cost Considerations

HDPE is the most cost-effective piping material to use in the Kamloops and Kelowna & surrounding areas over the long term. Because of its strength, durability, ductility, and resistance to corrosion and rot, it requires minimal maintenance when compared to traditional piping material. Even when HDPE costs more on the outset, those costs are easily recouped through maintenance and repair savings over the system's operating life. Depending on the design and the installation of the system, HDPE piping can last between 50 to 100 years. This represents major savings on the cost of system replacements as well.

Expert HDPE Installation in Kamloops and Kelowna, BC and Surrounding Areas

Reap all of the benefits of using HDPE piping in Kelowna or Kamloops, BC & surrounding areas by choosing the experienced team at Ironman Directional Drilling to handle your next piping installation project. We use directional drilling to install HDPE piping in a quick and minimally disruptive manner. Our advanced equipment also allows us to install HDPE in just about any location on your property.

For more information on the advantages of using HDPE in Kamloops and Kelowna, BC & surrounding areas, just contact Ironman Directional Drilling today.


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