Case study 1 Plastics underground drainage and access systems, Margam, South Wales

Case Studies, Discussion & Buyer's Guide # 1972 Southampton

My task in this paper is to convey my experience in the use of uPVC in soil drainage schemes at Port Talbot.

I began incorporating plastics drains in building projects in 1966, and owing to experience gained I have continued to specify its use in schemes under my control since that date. One might ask me why I began using a new material for drainage. I must confess that at the time I could not criticise the materials then in general use, but in anticipating problems that could arise on future building sites owing to unsatisfactory ground conditions, I realised that some more suitable and appropriate material should be used for these.

To enable an appreciation of the problems, I propose to describe in some detail the conditions at various sites that have been programmed for development.

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