Recent industry trends have enabled several choices of competing plumbing materials to gain greater traction in the market. As a result, plumbing professionals have far more factors to consider when designing a system.
When the baby boomers—the largest generation in U.S. history—began to set up households in the 1960 and ’70s, design trends were very different than they are today. Thick carpets with accompanying pads covered the floor in most living spaces.
Siphonic roof drainage differs from conventional gravity drainage in what is called ‘full-bore flow.’ Unlike conventional drainage, a fully engineered siphonic roof drain system prevents air from entering, allowing the pipes to be completely full of water.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates stormwater runoff is responsible for 70 percent of all water pollution in lakes, rivers, and creeks. When developers use conventional methods such as impervious surfaces, stormwater is often left uncontrolled.