What is the function of a culvert?
Simply, a culvert is a structure that allows water to flow under a road, driveway, or similar obstruction from one side to the other, also used for drainage ditches.
Why install or replace a culvert?
Besides installing a new culvert for new construction, old culverts fail for a variety of reasons.
- Maintenance, environmental, functional failures related to capacity and volume cause the erosion of the soil around or under them.
- Structural or material failures cause culverts to fail due to collapse or corrosion.