Custom Design & Layout
Retention/detention systems are unique designs based on the storage needs, parcel dimensions/configuration, environmental regulations (e.g. maintaining a certain distance above groundwater), and other restrictions. They can be complex to design, but corrugated plastic pipe producers simplify the process by supplying components, such as headers and fittings, made specifically for retention/detention systems. Many producers have staff who can assist in laying out a system based on engineering criteria, which greatly simplifies product selection.
Components are specially made for retention/detention systems so they fit together easily. Few, if any, field modifications are required. The lightweight feature of the pipe and easy-to-assemble components help speed handling and placement. Contractors spend their time completing the system, not making field modifications to the product. When necessary, field modifications can be easily made.