Five reasons why concrete pipes are a great alternative to plastic pipes

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Monday 19th July, 2021

In the midst of Plastic Free July, we take a quick look at how concrete pipes are a great choice when choosing a proven water management drainage solution.

  1. Durability – as a long-standing UK manufacturer of concrete drainage products, including concrete pipes, we know that when it comes to durability, structural integrity, jetting resistance, added value and whole-life cost savings, other pipe materials just don’t measure up.

  2. Excellent hydraulic performance – concrete pipes retain their circular shape and the strength of the material helps improve hydraulic efficiency due to its rigidity and ability to hold its own shape. This reduces the resistance to water flow that can occur when the structural integrity of a pipe is compromised (by blockages in the sewer, jetting from cleaning or external factors, such as rodents or tree roots).

  3. Highly resistant - whether buried or exposed, concrete pipes have stood the test of time and are resistant to deterioration from most elements, including sun, water, rust and fire.

  4. Greater availability – given the shortage of materials recently seen in the UK construction industry including plastics, concrete pipes from Marshalls Civils & Drainage have remained readily available.

  5. Lower carbon footprint – concrete pipes have a lower carbon footprint than other drainage materials.

Marshalls Civils and Drainage offer trusted sustainable water management solutions that are built to last and offer an excellent alternative to plastic pipes. We know our concrete and understand how to use its value to design and manufacture pipeline structures, ensuring fast and efficient installation. We know and understand why concrete is widely used throughout civils and infrastructure projects, as it offers the installer and end user a long design life, a confidence in its ability and peace of mind in the security of the project success.

Business-wide, Marshalls’ sustainability strategy focuses on creating better futures for everyone. We have reduced our carbon footprint by 50% since 2008 with a target for a 40% reduction in carbon per tonne of production by 2030 having been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

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