How Do You Build A Driveway Culvert?

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How Do You Build A Driveway Culvert?

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If you are going to construct a driveway that must cross a drainage ditch along the road or natural drainage somewhere on your property, you will have to install a culvert. Culverts are made of reinforced concrete, corrugated steel or heavy gauge plastic, and they come in a variety of sizes depending on your needs. Installing them can be difficult to get everything at just the right angle to get the proper run off. Check with your local building code department to see if you need a permit to build a driveway culvert. In most municipalities you will need to get a driveway permit. If the building code department does require a permit, it will also have requirements about the size pipe you will need, and may have other required specifications to standardize the process. Purchase your culvert pipe. The pipe will need to be long enough to extend past the low end of the driveway. This will prevent water from pooling and causing any erosion, thus damaging the integrity of the driveway. The he

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