Ready-to-go FlexCorr Aims to Save Hours in Tile Installation

Fratco's new FlexCorr product functions as a "main" and comes spooled and ready for modern automated installation. This is a one-of-a-kind solution designed to solve the problem that proper field drainage installs can be a long and tedious process. The installation of "mains", which have been rigid sticks, is the most labor intensive part of the install.

Fast facts about FlexCorr:

  • 100% virgin high quality polyethylene plastics.
  • Lower-density, flexible inner-liner performs better in long term stress crack resistance and cold temperature brittleness tests required by ASTM.
  • Use FlexCorr as you would use any product needing to meet ASTM F2306, ASTM F667, and ASTM F405.
  • Currently, Fratco is initially offering the pipe in a variety of sizes (8" to 15" in diameter) and styles (plain, perforated, and narrow slot), which are compatible with current fittings.

The product aims to save hours during installation and will help installers to serve more customers at a lower cost.

While no ASTM standards have yet been established for this product, FlexCorr's specifications exceed ASTM standards. It promises to shave days off installation, decreasing costs, and allowing installers to keep up with demand.

"Fratco was among the first to move from the old clay tile to plastics, the first to try recycled materials, and we've been defining the cutting edge in this industry for a century," says Chris Overmyer, Fratco CEO.

A 4th generation, family-owned business, Fratco began as a local clay tile kiln in 1923 and has grown to a four-location, state-of-the-art producer of the drainage pipes for use in agricultural and commercial drainage applications.