Culvert

A culvert is a conduit used to enclose a flowing body of water. It may be used to allow water to pass underneath a road, railway, or embankment for example. Culverts can be made of many different materials; steel, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and concrete are the most common. Formerly, construction of stone culverts was common.

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The location of road culverts is typically indicated by the presence of two closely spaced guide posts on either side of a road.

Repair Options

Historically the main culvert repair option was to dig out and replace failed pipes. It is also possible to line the existing pipe with a narrower pipe (e.g. sliplining), but this practice is more commonly associated wither sewers.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Google Search
  3. Culvert Rehab.com
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