Culvert Installation: All You Need to Know

Learn the proper culvert design, size, materials and procedures for safe travel over streams and ditches. Culvert installation will run smoothly if you follow this advice.

You can install a culvert such as this one, which carries overflow from a nearby pond under the roadway.
Photo courtesyt BRYAN WELCH
As you tackle your culvert installation project, you'll want to be sure to calculate the best size for your circumstances.
Culvert Installation
Take the measurements shown above to install a culvert large enough to handle a stream’s flow without damaging the roadway.
Illustration courtesy MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors
Large Culvert
Culvert installation can vary depending on size. A large culvert requires a deeper roadbed and longer slopes to protect the crossing's integrity.
Photo courtesy KURT SWEARINGEN

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