Pitch fibre pipes are an inferior and poor-standard form of drainage. It is a lighter and cheaper pipe, often found in schools, hospitals, and housing estates built in the 50’s through to the 70’s. Pitch Fibre pipes were thought to be a modern drainage system, however, any drainage expert would say that it is one of the worst types of drainage. It is recommended you check to see if you are using this type of pipe and get them replaced or repaired before it costs you a fortune in expensive repairs. Here are some of the problems caused by pitch fibre pipes and how these issues can be sorted.
Pitch Fibre Pipes can Collapse at any Time
One of the problems caused by pitch fibre pipes is their lifespan. Pitch fibre pipes are thought to have a lifespan of 40 years. After that, they are a ticking time bomb, waiting to cause expensive repairs. Due to their cheap and lightweight design, they can easily collapse and become misshapen. The internal wall of a Pitch fibre pipe becomes deformed when they are continuously exposed to water. This is definitely a major problem when a pitch fibre pipe is responsible for moving waste and water! This problem is made even worse when oils, fats, chemicals and high-temperature fluid is passed through the pipe.
Root Ingress in Pitch Fibre Pipes
Pitch fibre pipes also have an issue with root ingress. This is where roots enter the pipes, causing damage and often collapsing the pipes. Other forms of better piping are less likely to have an issue with root ingress. At Maintain Drains, we provide a quality root removal service, aimed at clearing your pipes quickly and cost-effectively.
How We Solve the Problems Caused by Pitch Fibre Pipes
There are a few options you can take if you are using Pitch Fibre Pipes. If you are using this type of drainage and it is working ok, we offer a ‘no-dig’ solution to increase the lifespan of your pipes. Repairing the pipes is cheaper and less damaging to your property, compared to excavating and replacing the drains completely. It is also more eco-friendly, as the pipes would have to be taken to a specialist landfill site due to their asbestos content. However, sometimes it is necessary to excavate and replace your drainage system to a more superior one. Speak to one of our friendly expert engineers about what is the best way to solve your pitch fibre problems. Call: 01202 300040