When to Use a Perforated Pipe

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A perforated pipe is designed to allow water to enter or exit through small holes or slots along the pipe. This pipe can make a great underground drainage system, particularly for outdoor uses, since it absorbs water and drains it out of the way. Here are some common uses of a perforated pipe and some basic information on how to install one correctly.

Pool Decks

Perforated pipes are commonly used for the draining system of a pool. Water that is left on the pool deck is passed through such pipes and drain back to the pool through the small slots present in the pipe. Moreover, since the slots are very small, there is no risk of any unwanted debris to drain down into the pool with the water, and so, indirectly, these pipelines act as filters as well.

Water Underneath the House

During the rainy seasons, houses and surrounding areas are usually exposed to large amounts of rain water. However, even if the water dries out when the sunshine returns, the water that is left underneath the houses will remain there since it cannot be reached by the heat of the sun. Rot will start to develop, and even mosquitoes will start to accumulate under the house. Thus, by installing a perforated pipe underneath the house, the water will be drained out, leaving the area dry and clear from any pests.

landscaping drainage along walkway


If you're creating a new garden landscape, make sure that you install a good drainage system. Hence, use perforated pipes to absorb all the excessive water and drain it out of the way. By installing the pipelines in the ground, you can also collect the rain water into a reservoir and then use it for irrigation. In addition, there will be no risk that the soil will drain out with the water since it won’t pass through the tiny slots.

Irrigation for Trees

Perforated pipes are sometimes used as a water supply for trees and plants. They collect the water from the soil and drain it down directly to the roots of the tree. This form of irrigation provides good clean water to the tree roots. Moreover, this can also help to quicken the growth of the tree, especially if it's a young plant.

Perforated Silencer Pipe

Apart from being used in the drainage system, perforated pipes are also used in creating vehicle silencers. These pipes are inserted in the filtering tank to reduce the engine sounds, while other pollutants created by the exhaust are absorbed and filtered. Hence, these pipes help to reduce the exhaust pollution by filtering it.

These are some of the most common uses of perforated pipes. However, it is always recommended to take professional advice before making use of the pipes to ensure that they are ideal for your particular job. Finally, try to install these pipes properly since they are usually buried into the ground, and it will be difficult to make repairs.