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Concrete Pipe Installation

Concrete pipes are designed to be not only effective but also reliable, but this reliability depends on installers meeting certain minimum conditions during the construction process.

These conditions are known as acceptance criteria—important guidelines that guarantee the highest quality of workmanship and construction materials during each project.

Compliance with these guidelines ensures that pipes perform properly. As such, every concrete pipeline installation should follow a rigorous process that begins with research into sub-surface investigations and ends with thorough field testing to guarantee that all materials have been installed correctly.

In this guide, you’ll find a step-by-step explanation of these procedures and a review of some of the problems you may encounter along the way.

  • Pre-construction planning
  • Site preparation
  • Ordering, receiving, unloading, and stockpiling
  • Excavation
  • Foundation and bedding preparation
  • Jointing and connections to MHs
  • Backfilling
  • Construction field testing
  • Damage assessment and rehabilitation

Note: This booklet is only a guide and is not intended to supersede project specifications.

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