Orangeburg pipe is fast becoming a real potential hazard for the homeowner.  The driving factor for this hazard is the makeup of the pipe itself.  Orangeburg pipe was developed from a cellulose/asbestos fiber mix for the layering that combined a tar coating that when melded together formed a single cohesive pipe section.

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These pipe sections were widely used in the building trades.  Only after some time did Orangeburg get noticed for the inherent flaws that it is now known for.  Because of the layering or makeup of this laminated pipe, we can start to see where Orangeburg pipe can become a real nuisance.  Not just a nuisance, but a costly nuisance!

Let’s take a closer look into what causes Orangeburg pipe to be the long-term hazard that it truly is. 

  1. Tree Root Intrusion
  2. Sewer Pipe Rooting- Causing Thinning of Pipe Walls
  3. Long Term Collapse Due to Ground Pressures and Gasses

Tree Root Intrusion

Roots in Orangeburg is an image showing the destructive nature of tree root intrusion into an already suspect sewer pipe.
This picture shows the destructive nature of tree root intrusion into a section of Orangeburg sewer pipe.

Sewer Pipe Rooting- Causing Thinning of Pipe Walls

Orangeburg pipe thinning due to excessive sewer rootering.
Excessive rootering of this Orangeburg pipe caused this pipe to fail prematurely.

Long Term Collapse Due to Ground Pressures and Gasses

Orangeburg pipe section showing signs of collapse and elongation due to ground forces and constant gassing.
Orangeburg pipe section showing signs of pipe elongation due to ground pressures and constant gassing. Orangeburg pipe should be replaced as soon as possible due to the inherent faults within the pipe itself.

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