This book discusses in an honest manner the potential for failures in plastic pipes which include those made from resins of polyester. Polymer concrete. pvc, hdpe and fiberglass pipes are illustrated and discussed in a manner that brings focus to some more recent materials and how they can fail. Discussions of limitations due to polymer chain linkage deterioration with time and under stress provide insight in to limitations that must be considered for comparitive selection of pipes and understanding the performance life limitations. Construction techniques that may enhance performance or cause accelerated failure provide important guidance for installation specification requirements.