Pipes & Manholes

30Apr 2017
Large Cast A Seal in concrete monobend

Cast-in seals for precast structures are unique for a lot of reasons and you’re here reading this because you have questions about the seal, right? So let us fill you in on 5 misconceptions you might have. Complicated Seal Costs More Because the seal is cast into the structure, you might think it’s a more […]

19Jan 2017
Mortaring manhole connectors

You might be required to mortar manhole connectors inside your structures. Maybe you are concerned about materials gathering between the pipe and the connector. You might mortar the connectors because that’s the way it’s always been done. We say stop. Connector Cannot Flex When  mortaring the inside of a manhole connector you take away one […]

11Jun 2016
Equalizing concrete pipe gasket

Why Does The Gasket Move? There are a variety of reasons the rubber gasket relocates to the AS1. The most common reason is improper lubing of the joint. When the lubricant is not applied properly to the joint and/or gasket, when the joint is assembled it pulls the gasket into the clearance annular space, AS1, and bad […]

13Jan 2016

If you’ve been around the industry for any time at all, you’ve seen the mounds of grout slapped on a pipe and stuffed in voids to “seal” the connection. So why do we still do it? Cost? Time? Or is it because that’s the way it’s always been done? Here are 10 reasons why grouting […]