Installing a Culvert

Considering Installing A Culvert For Your Land?

Install a culvert to go across the bottom of a ditch, gulley or creek to allow water to flow through the ditch, allowing you access to your property using a driveway or road.

Culverts may be made of concrete, galvanized steel, aluminum or plastic, typically high density polyethylene (HDPE). Daniel Dean can install a culvert with stabilized sand (sand mixed with cement) or without. If the ditch holds water often or is soft, it is a good idea to use the stabilized sand. When stabilized sand dries it becomes almost as hard as concrete.

Poorly designed culverts can become jammed with sediment and debris during heavy rain. If the culvert cannot pass the water volume in the stream, the water will find the path of least resistance, such as into your yard or over the road embankment causing erosion. The embankment material that is washed away can clog other structures downstream, causing them to fail as well. A properly sized culvert can help to alleviate these problems.

There are different types of pipe that can be used as a culvert. Some of the most common include:

culvert RCPReinforced concrete products (RCP)
Culvert, black corrugated plasticBlack corrugated plastic (HDPE)
culvert metal corrugated (tin horn)Metal corrugated (tin horn)

 

 

 

 

We’ll help you choose the perfect material and placement to maximize water flow for your property. Daniel Dean always come with advice and information in hand. Choose Dean Land Clearing for culvert installation and much more.