HDPE pipe is characterised by its lightweight yet structurally strong formula and offers a strong alternative to RCP pipe for stormwater applications. High density polyethylene is a polymer that is inherently resistant to corrosion, abrasion and other environmental factors.
The resilience, durability and ease of installation of HDPE make it a great alternative to other pipe products. With pre-fitted gaskets, and inline bell and spigot joints, HDPE pipe ensures quick installation times with lower risks & OHS issues on-site.
Compared to RCP there are many benefits, which include –
- Longer lay lengths
- Ease of handling
- Lightweight material
- No bellholes required for installation
- Lower freight & logistics costs
- Fewer joints and connection points
- Long design life: 100-year lifecycle
- Chemical resistance composition
HDPE is often viewed as a sustainable design choice with lower energy requirements required for production than alternative pipe systems. A cost-effective alternative to conventional RCP installations, our team can help assess the suitability of HDPE pipe for your stormwater project.