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John Houle: Senior Technical Consultant, PVC Pipe Industry

John Houle holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the University of Oregon. He has more than 25 years of experience in the plastic pipe industry in applications engineering, market development, forensic analysis, technical writing, and standards development.

Proper Installation of PVC Piping

Posted By John Houle on Apr 3, 2018

Installation practices for underground infrastructure can play an important role in the performance of pipe networks.



The procedures and recommendations in the attached guides published by the PVC Pipe Association will help optimize investments in PVC water and sewer piping. The guides are recommended reading for anyone with a stake in the municipal underground infrastructure marketplace. 

A quick review of the documents demonstrates PVC pipe’s ease of installation and responsiveness to the rigors of utility construction.

Click here for your copy of the Installation Guide for SOLID-WALL PVC SEWER PIPE

Click here for your copy of the Installation Guide for GASKETED-JOINT PVC PRESSURE PIPE

Please contact us if you have questions or would like to know more about cost-effective, corrosion-proof PVC piping. PVC pressure and gravity pipes are available in sizes from 4 to 60 inches.