Product Spotlight - April 2022

Product Spotlight - April 2022

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Infiltrator Water Technologies set a goal to make septic installations fast and easy by providing a lightweight alternative to stone and pipe drainfields. 

The result of their effort is the EZflow septic system, which uses a geosynthetic aggregate modular design to provide an environmentally friendly option for septic drainfields. The aggregate is manufactured to provide void space and structure, maintaining a subsurface opening for proper drainage and dispersal of wastewater. 

“EZflow systems are designed to improve infiltration performance by eliminating the fines and reducing compaction and embedment,” says Jim Bransfield, marketing director for Infiltrator Water Technologies. “The lightweight expanded polystyrene construction offers structural integrity and resists compaction.”

EZflow system are constructed from recycled materials, eliminating the need for natural stone. According to the manufacturer, this makes tidying up job sites and overall project completion quicker. The system is well-suited for many septic and drainage applications, and according to Bransfield it excels in shallow applications, septic system repairs, tight or confined lots, sloping sites and areas with unique local codes and regulations. 

“The modular design makes it highly adaptable, and the product’s flexibility allows the installer to follow difficult contours and navigate around structure and limiting factors,” he says. “Designers often look to EZflow to solve issues with difficult sites.”

The manufacturer also says these systems are requested for commercial and community or cluster systems. They can also be used with aerobic treatment units and in serial distribution, at-grade and pressure distribution systems. EZflow systems come in multiple bundle configurations including single, horizontal, vertical and triangle bundles. 

Installers can choose from preassembled units that include a 3- or 4-inch perforated pipe surrounded by aggregate and held in place with a durable high-strength netting. A geotextile mesh inside the netting keeps soils from entering the bundles. They come in 5- or 10-foot lengths, and in diameters of 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 or 14 inches with an 18-inch option available in select market areas. According to the manufacturer, all sizes are easy to contour and shape for any install. 

“Installers report that EZflow is easy to install, saving time and money,” Bransfield says. “The similarity to stone and pipe means there is little to no learning curve.” 800-221-4436;


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