Designed to withstand fire, flood, and other natural disasters
Concrete pipe will not burn, corrode prematurely, or collapse under loads designed into the pipe structure. In heavy rainfall or catastrophic flooding situations, concrete’s density keeps pipes in place against upward, buoyant forces. When concrete pipe is under roadways, evacuation routes remain safe.
Below is information that supports the resilient and disaster-resistant nature of concrete pipe.
From the East Coast to the Midwest, many states have specific evacuation route language that refers to concrete pipe. As the most resilient choice to put under our roads and highways utilized during emergency evacuations, see how states reference concrete pipe.
Fire poses one of the costliest and most dangerous of all disasters affecting every region of the United States. Engineers must carefully plan fire-resilient infrastructure for the safety and future survival of their communities, in the same way they do for above-ground structures and dwellings.
Area management from the TxDOT and local maintenance crews were forced
to shut down the road for more than a week while they replaced the metal culvert with RCP. Estimated cost of the replacement process: $350,000.