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Drainage is an important system in both civil engineering and construction projects. It is a necessary element that will help structures avoid flooding and other drainage problems. This is made possible by artificially removing water from both surface and sub-surfaces. Surface water is the water collected from surfaces like roofs and other paved areas, while the subsoil is from the earth to lower the subsoil's water table.

When it comes to ensuring that the grounds are prepared and that trenches are dugout for the pipes, pipelayers are called in for the job. They are generally responsible for the assembly, construction, and connection of pipe systems for water mains, drains, and storm or sanitation sewers. They align pipes and seals the joints together with either cement or glue.

At iSeekplant, you can find drainage companies and pipe laying contractors who can complete your drainage and pipe laying projects. We have a nationwide network of fully equipped and skilled contractors to complete any of your residential and commercial drainage projects. These contractors also offer sewer and stormwater drainage, drain camera inspections and pipe repairs. Find your drainage contractor at iSeekplant today!

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Drainage is an important system in both civil engineering and construction projects. It is a necessary element that will help structures avoid flooding and other drainage problems. This is made possible by artificially removing water from both surface and sub-surfaces. Surface water is the water collected from surfaces like roofs and other paved areas, while the subsoil is from the earth to lower the subsoil's water table.

When it comes to ensuring that the grounds are prepared and that trenches are dugout for the pipes, pipelayers are called in for the job. They are generally responsible for the assembly, construction, and connection of pipe systems for water mains, drains, and storm or sanitation sewers. They align pipes and seals the joints together with either cement or glue.

At iSeekplant, you can find drainage companies and pipe laying contractors who can complete your drainage and pipe laying projects. We have a nationwide network of fully equipped and skilled contractors to complete any of your residential and commercial drainage projects. These contractors also offer sewer and stormwater drainage, drain camera inspections and pipe repairs. Find your drainage contractor at iSeekplant today!

Drainage and Pipe Laying FAQs

Here's some tips & frequently asked questions on how to find the right drainage and pipe layer for your job

1. What is drainage in construction?

Drainage is an essential part of a construction project. It is necessary to avoid any flooding or other damages in any structures and its surrounding areas. One type of drainage is subsoil drainage. It is generally used to improve the ground's stability, lower or minimise the moisture content of the site, and for landscaping purposes, can be used to enhance its horticultural properties. Highway drainage is an example of surface water drainage. The installation of drainage during road construction will prevent excess water or moisture from accumulating on or within the site.

 

2. How does drainage work?

When it comes to drainage, gravity usually does the work. Water and waste go into a downward flow towards septic tanks or sewage treatment facilities. There are two main components in all drainage systems. The first component is the vent. Vents are needed to allow air to get inside the pipes, resulting in the water to flow. The next main component is the Traps. These are found under the sinks and take the form of an S-shaped section of pipe. Some of the remaining water which does not flow down the pipe will remain in the trap. This component also helps in preventing sewer gas from entering the home.

 

3. What are the different types of drainage systems?

To create a safe and hazard-free structure, it is important to eliminate water stagnation and other associated safety and health issues. A well-designed drainage system will address these issues. But during construction, there are many variables to consider. These are installations times, costs, flow velocity, resilience, as well as lifetime maintenance costs. Below are the different types of drainage systems that you may encounter when looking to install one in your construction project:

  • Swale Drains
  • Point Drains
  • French Drain
  • Trench Drains
  • High-density Polyethylene Trench Drains (HDPE Drains)
  • Cast-in-place Trench Drains
  • Slot Drains
 

4. What does a pipelayer do?

A pipelayer is a worker who performs the first stages of construction. They are responsible for creating the initial groundwork by laying down the pipes which will then provide sewage disposal, drainage or water. Pipelayers cut specific lengths of pipes that will form the sewer systems. These pipes each have specifications in length and must be aligned precisely before being connected through cement, glue or welding. Besides cutting and connecting pipes, they may also dig trenches for the pipes they will install. These trenches also have their own specifications, thus requiring skill and expertise to excavate. Pipelayers are also skilled in blueprint reading.

 

5. How much does it cost to install a drain?

The drainage installation costs can vary depending on the drainage system type. Below are a few drainage system types with their corresponding costs:

  • Surface Swale - estimated at $.50 per square foot
  • French drain - estimated at $20.00 to $30.00 per linear foot
  • Drop in-let Subsurface System - estimated at $8.00 to 10.00 per linear foot
  • Trench Drain - estimated at $70.00 per linear foot

For more information, you should ask your local drainage company.

 

6. Where can I hire drainage and pipe laying contractors?

iSeekplant has a nationwide network of quality drainage and pipe laying companies operating in all Australian capital cities from Brisbane to Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne to Darwin, Perth and Adelaide. We also offer drainage and pipe laying hire solutions in all major towns and cities from Cairns down to Townsville, Gold Coast, Bendigo and Geelong.

 

7. How to use iSeekplant to book a drainage contractor?

iSeekplant offers a nationwide network of contractors for your drainage and pipe laying projects. Use our get a quote tool to easily request a quote for drainage installation and pipe laying services in your area. You can also give us a call on 1300 691 912 or email us at projects@iseekplant.com.au.

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