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Question DetailsAsked on 9/27/2017

Looking for a company to repair a culvert in ruther glen virginia

The drive way is paved. Location is Lake Caroline Community in Ruther Glen VIrginia.

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Iann M

Answered 3 years ago by Member Services


The Drain Pipe Installation - Exterior category Iann suggested would normally give you a contractor with the equipment to install a culvert - but as they usually do yard drains and foundation french drains, road culverts are not generally their thing, and certainly not paving in most cases.
Personally, because repair of the driveway paving is going to be a requirement for this job and you presumably want a decent appearing job of that, I would go with a Driveway - Asphalt contractor who has a backhoe attachment for the loader or tractor he uses for driveway prep. Be sure to check with local building and road departments on required permits and on minimum drain size if replacing what you have (rather than may just repairing an end). The required culvert size is commonly about 8 inch minimum and 12 inch in some areas, and of course larger if the ditch is expected to carry much water. Just repairing an existing damaged culvert or extending the ends does not require upsizing it if yours does not meet current sizing requirements - but if replacing it entirely you almost always are required to meet current code. Be sure the contract specifically requires full compaction of ALL the fill - the bedding for the culvert as well as everything over it, using plate compactor or jumping jack type compactor, and fill lift thicknesses should not exceed about 4-6 inches depending on the energy the compactor puts out, because fail to do that and you will end up with a substantial dip and cracking of the asphalt patch ove the next free years. Also pay attention to any required inlet/outlet flares - commonly required now in many areas as they greatly increase the flow capacity of the culvert. Ditto to any requirements for reflector posts at the culverts if in a snowy area (not a bad idea anyway for people pulling in/out at night so they do not accidentally drive into the ditch).

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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