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The Many Reasons Why HDPE Pipes Are Better Than the Other Materials

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes

High-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE pipe) has been used for over 70 years, and since it became available, it's only become more and more popular. If your choosing between types of piping for your next project, HDPE is the way to go. In this article, you'll learn why when you compare HDPE with other materials, it comes out on top.

Read on to learn a few of the key benefits to choosing HDPE. 


It is One of the Few Safe Plastics


When it comes down to it, HDPE pipe is extremely safe for those installing it and using it. In fact, according to the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center, it's one of the few "good plastics."

This is because HDPE material is safe to use with food and water.   As a result, HDPE is widely approved of by code and standards agencies.


It is Better for the Environment


You might not think of environmental safety as being a phrase assigned to pipe material, but HDPE plastic is, indeed, environmentally safe. There are a few reasons for this:

  • HDPE is resistant to both corrosion and chemicals - two large contributing factors to pipe degradation. As a result, the material is long-lasting. This means it's not trashed or replaced as often as other pipe material, and as a result less of it goes to waste.

  •  HDPE pipe is also non-toxic, so it does no harm to any of the lifeforms that may come into contact with it.

  • Lastly, HDPE pipe is great to use in trenchless installation, which is also better for the environment.

  • If you care about the environment, you can also go a step further and hire a drilling company, like Ironman Direction Drilling, that commits to environmentally safe practices.


HDPE Is Easy to Install


When you compare HDPE pipe with other materials, you will also find that it is easier to install than most. This is because HDPE plastic is 1/8th the density of steel. In other words, it's extremely lightweight.

Being lightweight makes the material easier to handle and install. It also means you don't have to invest in heavy lifting equipment the way you would with other pipe materials: saving you money.

HDPE's flexibility also contributes to it being easy to install in any terrain.


HDPE is Cost-Efficient


From HDPE sheets to pipes, this material is also cost-efficient due to its easy installation and wide range of applications. HDPE pipes require fewer fittings all around, which saves on time and labor. It can also be welded together to become seamless and leak-free- again saving on labor and materials.

By saving you money on materials, installation, and labor, you will earn a greater return on investment.


Choose HDPE Pipe for Your Next Project


Ultimately, HDPE pipe is one of the best pipe materials out there. So next time you need piping or a drilling service, consider using HDPE pipe for your needs. It will save you money, speed up the process, while remaining safe for the environment.

If you're in need of HDPE in BC, check out Ironman Directional Drilling services today.


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