North Texas Septic
Roads & Culverts
Culvert installations are performed to the municipality requirements. We can install concrete or metal culverts. North Texas Septic uses new culverts on all jobs unless our customers provide old or used culverts.
A culvert is a covered structure, which conveys a flow under a road, railroad or other water flow obstruction which causes flooding. Culverts are actually used to divert streams or rainfall runoff in order to prevent soil erosion or flooring on highways. It is mainly used to enclose a flowing body of water. In other words it allows the water to pass underneath a road, railway, or embankment. Culverts installations are very important mainly in Texas where large amounts of rain fall onto slow absorbing clay soil. A culvert could be made of different materials, steel, polyvinyl chloride and concrete drainage pipes are the most common
The process of culverts installation is used to analyze the water flow. North Texas Septic checks at the entrance and exit of the flow using empirical equations. We offer all shaped culverts; rectangular, circular, ellipse-shaped and arch-type culverts, which may or may not be submerged. We also perform road over-topping checks.
Advantage of culvert installation
- It reduces the chance of roadway failure
- It will increase the traveling public’s safety
- It extends the life and reduces maintenance operations and costs of the road
- It has a smoother joint under the road and reduces the number of potholes
No matter what size culvert is needed for a project we can get whatever the job requires. Pipe sizes can range from 4", 12", 18", 24", 36" or 48" and as large as 6-12 feet in diameter.
When we install culverts we usually cut the bottom of the ditch 6" to 8" then place the culverts. We then use select fill (sandy / clay - the same dirt used for building pads) around the culverts then place crushed concrete on top.
Driveways and roads are built using top quality road base and limestone. Crushed concrete and recycled asphalt are available upon request.
Recycled asphalt is a product of old asphalt that is ground into gravel. This product has much of the original oils still in it.
After installation, the heat from the sun releases the oils and binders to help melt the gravel into one uniform piece of pavement.
The paving process starts out the same. Proper grading and excavation is required to ensure adequate water run off.
This is not a HOT mix product, however it is usually half the price of traditional asphalt and more stable than other material used for driveways or parking lots.
Land clearing, roads, culvert installation and dirt work provided by Bobcat, excavator and dozer equipment.