Manhole boots for stormwater system

Manhole boot connectors come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and cover a wide variety of structure types and types of pipe such as reinforced concrete pipe, HDPE corrugated pipe and PVC. Some of the ASTM's also covered by these products are:

ASTM C 923
ASTM C 1244
ASTM F 2510

Our flagship product, the PSX: Direct Drive is one of the most popular boot connectors in the market and is the preferred boot for precast companies when producing manholes for storm water collection systems.

Stormwater pipe gaskets

Pipe gaskets for reinforced concrete pipe and manholes are a critical component in creating a watertight seal between the connections to prevent fines from entering the system as well as containing water that is contaminated from stormwater runoff.

As with boot connectors, our pipe gaskets meet a variety of ASTM's such as:

ASTM C 1619
ASTM C 443
ASTM C 361
CSA A 257.3

Pipe gaskets come in different shapes and sizes such as Profile, O-ring and Pre-lubed.

Cast-A-Seal boot connectors

Cast-In connectors are very similar to our boot connectors, but the difference is the elimination of a step for producing. These boot connectors are integrally cast-in to the structure at the time of production eliminating the need to core or cast a hole. This saves precast producers time and money during the production process. And these boot connectors are commonly used for stormwater collection systems as well and also meet many of the same ASTM's such as:

ASTM C 923
ASTM C 1244
ASTM F 2510

Butyl sealant and butyl tape for stormwater

Butyl sealant is a common material used in the joints of manholes and pipe and butyl adhesive tape is very common on box culverts used in stormwater containment systems. And our sealants and wraps meet or exceed a variety of ASTM's including but not limited to:

ASTM C 990
AASHTO M 198
ASTM C 877

Many applications for butyl sealants and adhesive wraps could be stormwater joints, treatment structures, round or elliptical/arch pipe, inlet structures and box culvert systems.

Stormwater system products are being specified more often by municipalities for residential developers, road drainage, commercial properties or industrial complexes.

As more cities realize and understand that excessive surface water flowing into sanitary systems are creating capacity issues at wastewater facilities, they are diverting the water into separate systems or into large underground holding tanks.

Press-Seal offers economical solution’s that provide long-term protection of the infrastructure, giving cities and towns a system that lasts longer.

Every underground tank, catch basin, manhole or piece of pipe needs a watertight connection to prevent two things:

  • Exfiltration of contaminated water into native soils
  • Infiltration of fines or water into the system causing backups as well as degradation of the subsurface causing potholes and man-made sinkholes

Properly containing sediment, runoff and other pollutants is vital to meeting environmental regulations as well as providing a lifelong system.

Our line of boot connectors, pipe gaskets, sealant and wrap meet or exceed many of the ASTM requirements associated with stormwater collection systems.

STORMWATER FAQ's

  1. Why do we need to manage stormwater runoff?

    Managing our stormwater aims to improve the quality and reduce the volume of stormwater. Unlike sanitary sewer water, stormwater does not receive any treatment before it enters our waterways, thus delivering pollutants with it that it picks up along the way. 

  2. Do stormwater systems need to be watertight?

    For many years municipalities and/or specifiers did not require stormwater systems to have a watertight sealed connection. But as more and more government regulations are being tied to controlling runoff, these systems are being required to have resilient connections.

  3. Why do we need to prevent stormwater runoff?

    Stormwater discharge into our waterways poses a health hazard to our environment, animals and humans. By controlling and monitoring stormwater runoff, municipalities can meet or exceed the expectations of the EPA and begin the process of eliminating combined sewer systems, thus preventing the discharge of untreated water into our natural waterways.

Stormwater Terms

  • Stormwater: Water from rain events that runs off of roofs, driveways, parking lots, yards, and other surfaces that does not infiltrate into the ground.

  • Detention Basin: An excavated area used to manage stormwater runoff by temporarily storing stormwater, reducing the peak rate of runoff to a stream or storm sewer.

  • Stormwater Conveyance Systems: Pipe systems, culverts, open channels, and bridges that collect and transport stormwater to oufalls and receiving waters.