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Jul 2, 2022 - 7:25:01 PM
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76408 posts since 5/9/2007

I put my first driveway to main road culvert in place in 1986.It used to flow OK,but as more driveways were added upstream my old 10" shallow pipe got overwhelmed and totally plugged over 10 years ago.
A few discussions over the years seemed to be going nowhere until 3 mornings ago when a knock came at the door and it was a Maine D.O.T. guy and his truck.He said they were here to put a new culvert in and did I need to drive my car out and need to get anywhere in the next couple of hours.I said No,go ahead and commence culverting.

I went to the mail later in the day and stopped to admire their fine work enlarging the ditch on either end and putting in a bigger 12-14" pipe 20' long and filled in with granite,fanned out on both ends.
Very smooth entry and exit.

Jul 3, 2022 - 1:36:43 AM

STUD

USA

36061 posts since 3/5/2008

Probably had to blast to put in a nice culvert like that Steve...

Jul 3, 2022 - 7:07:16 AM

13265 posts since 1/15/2005

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Originally posted by steve davis

I put my first driveway to main road culvert in place in 1986.It used to flow OK,but as more driveways were added upstream my old 10" shallow pipe got overwhelmed and totally plugged over 10 years ago.
A few discussions over the years seemed to be going nowhere until 3 mornings ago when a knock came at the door and it was a Maine D.O.T. guy and his truck.He said they were here to put a new culvert in and did I need to drive my car out and need to get anywhere in the next couple of hours.I said No,go ahead and commence culverting.

I went to the mail later in the day and stopped to admire their fine work enlarging the ditch on either end and putting in a bigger 12-14" pipe 20' long and filled in with granite,fanned out on both ends.
Very smooth entry and exit.


Probably 12" or 15" since both are standard sizes.  I guess you can get 14" but I never see it.  Hopefully they put in corrugated smooth wall plastic, but since it was the DOT I may venture to guess it is probably concrete.  Of course the good news is that it is new and if it is a 15" pipe it will handle twice as much water as your 10" pipe .......

Jul 3, 2022 - 5:35:54 PM
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OM45GE

USA

116284 posts since 11/7/2007

Congratulations Steve!

Jul 4, 2022 - 10:40:20 AM
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rinemb

USA

14733 posts since 5/24/2005

A friend of mine that has a small horse farm just redid hers with fAned out rock and other improvements….she had to pay for it!
In rural life tain’t many things better than a new culvert. I hear those conversations often, when out on jobs.
Enjoy it, for sure. Brad

Jul 4, 2022 - 8:53:01 PM

Buddur

USA

3292 posts since 10/23/2004

Wait till ya get the bill.

Jul 5, 2022 - 6:17:25 PM

76408 posts since 5/9/2007

No bill as long as there is an old culvert being replaced.

Jul 5, 2022 - 6:20:37 PM

76408 posts since 5/9/2007

quote:
Originally posted by STUD

Probably had to blast to put in a nice culvert like that Steve...


I was told years ago that there's a high piece of ledge south of me that will need blasting to complete the project.

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