SEE Services has expertise in cleaning, unblocking and servicing of culverts. Our tankers have the power and technology capable of tackling the most complicated issues in drainage systems throughout the UK. Our services include inspection of culverts and tunnels using CCTV or man entry, cleaning and maintenance.
The importance of Culverts
A culvert is a device for channelling and directing water. They allow water to pass beneath roads, railways, paths and are also used as cross-drains for ditch relief. A culvert may be a bridge-like structure, designed to allow passage for the water and they come in many shapes and sizes including round, elliptical, flat-bottomed, pear-shaped, and rectangular.
It is important to regularly inspect culverts, especially during seasons of heavy rainfall. Poorly designed culverts are more likely to become jammed with sediment and debris during heavy rain and if the culvert cannot pass the water through, it may overflow back to the road. Erosion, joint separation, and inlet or outlet pipe blockages can also be issues which need to be resolved.
Strategically placed culverts help alleviate flooding, reduce erosion and help distribute run-off water across large areas. They are extremely important in protecting and preserving road beds, ditches, banks, pathways and embankments by collecting and channelling excess water. Regular maintenance is needed to ensure they are working efficiently and to reduce the risk of flooding.