This manual demonstrates the proper way to install concrete box culverts
Our manual presents a guide for the proper installation of concrete pipe. For many years, the American Concrete Pipe Association has conducted comprehensive analysis and research of the factors that affect the field performance of concrete pipe. The beneficial practices and knowledge gained through experience and research are presented in this manual. This reference is intended as a guide and is not to supersede the project specifications.
With the development of national standards for manufacturing and design, box culverts are rapidly becoming a large part of the precast industry. One of the unique benefits of precast concrete boxes is their easy and fast installation, even under adverse weather and field conditions. Precast boxes, like concrete pipe, can be custom fabricated to any configuration needed or desired in the field. Where larger waterway capacity is required, multiple sections can be placed side-by-side or connected in rows in order to provide an excellent storm water detention system for areas with requirements for on-site detention or outfall flow restrictions.
This manual also presents a guide for the proper installation of concrete box culverts. While focusing on the construction of the box-soil system, this manual also addresses those factors vital to the completion of the entire system, from delivery of the box culverts to the jobsite, to the acceptance of the installed box line. While focusing on the construction of the pipe-soil system, this manual also addresses those factors critical to the completion of the entire system, from the acceptance of the installed pipeline to delivery of the concrete pipe to the jobsite.
Table of Contents:
- I. Concrete Pipe Installation Manual. Preconstruction. Installation.
- II. Box Culvert Installation Manual. Preinstallation. Site Preparation. Installation.
- III. Specifications. IV. Appendix.