Whether the pressure sewer you are constructing serves a single home or an entire urban neighbourhood, the piping used to construct it will be subjected to a great deal of pressure and wear and tear. As such, it's important to ensure that the piping materials you use are up the challenge posed by pressurised sewer systems, and concrete pressure pipe is considered by many sewer installers to be the gold standard of materials.

Thought concrete has been used for plumbing purposes since the days of Ancient Rome, it is just as useful for modern sewer applications, and it also has a number of benefits when compared to many decidedly modern materials. Here are some of the chief reasons you should consider concrete pressure pipe for your new pressure sewer construction project:


Even basic varieties of concrete are renowned for their immense durability, and the reinforced concrete types used to create pressure pipes are even more formidable. Concrete pressure pipes are therefore capable of enduring massive internal pressures, and their high crush strength means they can be buried deeply under busy roadways and buildings without running the risk of collapse.


A number of different concrete pressure pipe types are available, each of which excels in different applications; as such, you can always find the right type of concrete pressure pipe for your particular sewer design and layout. For example, some varieties are fitted with reinforcing steel belts that protect joints and other weak points from high pressures, while others use high tensile cables to protect against the expansion caused by sudden pressure increases.


When the right type of concrete pressure type is chosen for the right job, this combination of durability and adapability allows the pipes to survive years and decades of constant, heavy service. This makes concrete pressure pipe an excellent long-term investment — while plastic and metal pressure pipes may be cheaper, they cannot match concrete's longevity and will cost a substantial amount to replace when they fail.

Low maintenance

Concrete does not suffer the corrosion problems that plague pipes made from steel, and the steel structures used to reinforce concrete pressure pipe is protected from rust by its concrete coating. Concrete is also very chemically unreactive and will not suffer adverse reactions to certain harsh chemicals like some plastic pressure pipes. All in all, this makes concrete pressure pipe very resistant to isolated damage, meaning your pipes will be very easy to maintain over the coming years.

Wide diameters available

One of the unique advantages of choosing concrete pressure pipes is the enormous sizes they can be constructed in. Concrete is therefore the perfect material for wide-bore pressure sewers servicing hundreds of homes and businesses, minimising the risks of clogs and slow drainage.