Concrete Cloth Culvert Lining
Concrete Cloth Culvert Lining
Concrete Cloth Culvert Lining
Concrete Cloth Culvert Lining
Concrete Cloth Culvert Lining
Concrete Cloth Culvert Lining
Concrete Cloth Culvert Lining

Butler County, Ohio
Concrete Cloth™: Culvert Invert Protection

Project Overview

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Office of Hydraulic Engineering had interest in utilizing Concrete Cloth in a culvert lining/protection demonstration project. Concrete Cloth would be used as a substitute to the ODOT standard practice of field paving an invert with 3-inch-thick reinforced concrete. The Administrator for the Office of Hydraulic Engineering, Jeff Syar, led the efforts to locate a suitable candidate project.

A 114” x 77” corrugated metal arch culvert under SR 732 south of Oxford, Ohio was selected as a possible candidate. Contractor R.B. Jergens was under contract with the ODOT District 8 office to field paved the invert. An inspection of the culvert by Milliken Infrastructure and District 8 personnel
revealed that the minor deterioration and pitting of the invert made the culvert an excellent choice for Concrete Cloth lining.

Solution

The District 8 office executed a change order to substitute the field paving with Concrete Cloth. Approximately 1000 square feet of CC8 fabric was placed in lower third of the culvert along the entire 62-foot length. The lining process took place in May of 2016 and was completed in one week’s time by R.B. Jergens.

Results

A recent inspection revealed the Concrete Cloth lining is performing well. District 8 Culvert Engineer, Jeff Meyer expressed his satisfaction with the installation as well as performance of the lining, and will consider use on future projects.

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