What are the Key Benefits of Cast Iron Drainage?

When it comes to drainage solutions, e.g. rainwater or soil drainage there are a few options on the table. One of the most popular options is cast iron drainage, but what are the key benefits? And why might it be preferable to other manufactured materials?

Durability and Long Life

One of the biggest advantages with cast iron is its durability and long life. Cast iron, when used for example in soil drainage systems or as guttering and downpipes, can last many, many years in situ.

Low Maintenance

Because cast iron is so durable, this means that it requires minimal maintenance. Cheaper solutions might require a lower initial outlay, however because they are less durable they require more maintenance over time.

Cost Savings

In light of this, cast iron becomes a very cost effective solution. Cast iron drainage is built to last and will require a relatively small amount of maintenance in its lifetime, which could add up to a considerable cost saving on your current solution.

Design Potential

Another popular reason to choose cast iron for drainage system is the design implications and potential. On period properties cast iron is often a key feature and so when replacing drainage on older properties, perhaps as part of a conservation project, it becomes the most appropriate choice.

So cast iron, although sometimes considered a “traditional” material, is a perfectly suited for use with modern drainage systems.