What makes polymer concrete an ideal choice for jacking pipes?

The benefits of trenchless pipe installation are widely recognised, but how sure are we about the pipes that are supposed to perform the rest of the job for decades to come?

In recent years, more contractors are choosing polymer concrete pipe due to its clear advantages over traditional concrete and vitrified clay pipes. Let’s look at some of these factors:

High Strength

  • Polyester concrete provides high compressive strength such that the pipes can withstand large jacking forces and ground pressure.

Highly Corrosion-Resistant

  • Being extremely resistant to corrosive chemicals in sewage, polymer concrete pipes reduce the need for costly and disruptive replacements.

Smooth Exterior

  • With a smooth pipe exterior, it enables a lower jacking force since there is also less frictional force during installation.

Ease of Handling

  • Loading and unloading of pipes is much easier since polymer concrete is thinner and lighter than similar strength-class pipes.

Cost Efficient

  • Above all, life cycle costs are kept to a minimal as the pipes are maintenance-free and can last for at least 100 years.

In another article, we explained why polymer concrete pipes do not require additional lining to be effective against corrosion.

JK&T is the official distributor for TPP polymer concrete pipe in Singapore. Contact us via Whatsapp or send us your enquiry via email.

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