‘Culvert’ Tag

Concrete Culvert End Section

Photo Credit: Karl Jansen

Pictured here is a standard flared culvert end section made out of concrete. These are connected to one or both ends of a culvert. They prevent erosion by minimizing maintenance on the surrounding land by improving the hydraulics and reducing velocity of flow. Additionally, they also look better aesthetically than a bare circular ending on a pipe.

Culvert under Sidewalk

Photo Credit: Karl Jansen

Pictured here is a culvert located along a ditch and goes under a sidewalk. A culvert is a pipe that goes from an open space to another open space, in this case the ditch on both sides of the sidewalk. Culverts are used to allow water to flow where otherwise it would collect and potentially cause flooding problems.