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Pipe Fusion Series: What Is Saddle Fusion?

Pipe Fusion Series: What Is Saddle Fusion?

What Is Saddle Fusion? Saddle fusion is a specialized form of heat fusion, a process used to join two pipes or fittings made from thermoplastic materials like polypropylene (PP)  and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This technique involves creating a saddle-shaped...

Pipe Fusion Series: What Is Socket Fusion?

Pipe Fusion Series: What Is Socket Fusion?

Socket fusion is a popular pipe fusion method known for its versatility, flexibility, and effectiveness in a range of settings. This article explores the details of socket fusion, points of differentiation from other fusion techniques, preferred applications, as well...

Pipe Fusion Series: What Is Butt Fusion?

Pipe Fusion Series: What Is Butt Fusion?

Butt fusion is a widely used welding technique in the field of thermoplastic piping systems. This method plays a crucial role in joining pipes and fittings, ensuring leak-proof connections, and maintaining the integrity of fluid transportation networks. This article...

What Is Geogrid?

What Is Geogrid?

Soil reinforcement and stabilization are important considerations for construction applications across a variety of industries, and geogrid is a valuable tool for improving soil-bearing capacity and stability. But what is geogrid? Read on for a synthesis of what...

Benefits of Concrete Protective Liners

Benefits of Concrete Protective Liners

Concrete protective liners are generally formed plastic sheets or inserts that cover concrete surfaces to protect them from damage. They can be made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), Ethylene...

What’s the Best Pipe for Underground Water Supply?

What’s the Best Pipe for Underground Water Supply?

One of the most prevalent — and important — uses of piping in our construction and infrastructure is for water supply, an application that requires a piping material that can perform in hot and cold temperatures, resists corrosion and leaking, and is free of harmful...

What Is Dewatering in Construction?

What Is Dewatering in Construction?

Water and construction generally don’t mix. Just like a rainy day can halt work on your site, so can the standing water it leaves behind once the sun is shining — along with other surface and groundwater in areas slated for construction or excavation. If this is a...

Hydro Testing: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

Hydro Testing: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

Once a plastic pipe system is installed, you may think a pipe specialist’s job is done. It’s not.  Before plastic pipes can be considered safe and ready for use, hydro testing must be completed. Below, we’ll define what hydro testing is, why it’s important, and how...

What Is PVDF?

What Is PVDF?

Pipe can be manufactured from all sorts of materials, sizes, and configurations. At US FUSION, we work most often with various types of plastic piping, including HDPE, PolyPro, and PVDF.  In this article, we’re discussing PVDF. We talk about what PVDF is, how it’s...

HDPE Pipe vs. PVC for Specialty Construction Applications

HDPE Pipe vs. PVC for Specialty Construction Applications

In the specialty construction space, there’s a lot of talk about the best materials for a job, and for good reason. No matter your industry or use case, performance matters, and selecting the right solution for your specific application can make or break your...

Types of HDPE Pipe Fusion

Types of HDPE Pipe Fusion

HDPE piping provides durable, long-lasting options for many piping applications. Highly customizable, HDPE piping can be applied using various pipe sizes and fusion techniques. These fusion techniques make HDPE piping unique, allowing long pipe stretches to connect...

Sliplining Pipe: How It Works and Why It’s Beneficial

Sliplining Pipe: How It Works and Why It’s Beneficial

Although it’s one of the oldest methods in the industry, sliplining is still a popular choice for underground pipe rehabilitation projects. Let’s take a closer look into what it is, how it works, and why it’s beneficial for a number of specialty construction...

What Is HDPE Piping?

What Is HDPE Piping?

HDPE piping is one of the things we do best here at US FUSION — but if you’re not working with it every day like we are, you may have some questions about what it is and how it works. Below, we’ll explore the answers to some of those questions, giving you an overview...

4 Types of Erosion Control Systems

4 Types of Erosion Control Systems

Erosion control is important in protecting both the environment and your construction project from a number of hazards, and it’s one of the services we do best here at US FUSION. But when our clients come to us needing an erosion control system, they’re often unaware...

5 Common Geosynthetic Clay Liner Applications

5 Common Geosynthetic Clay Liner Applications

If your facility is at risk for experiencing a spill or leak, you need a comprehensive and durable containment solution to mitigate hazardous environmental exposure. And if your facility has already experienced a spill or leak, you need a solution fast. When it comes...

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