International Erosion Control Systems Inc. (IECS)

Building Box Culverts with Articulated Cable Concrete Block Systems

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When you need to manage the flow of water in an area with streams, heavy rainfall or otherwise consistently wet conditions, the box culvert stands the test of time. Box culverts have been around for many years for a good reason: they can be excellent tools for directing and controlling water so it doesn’t cause erosion and interfere with roads, trails or other manmade structures that need to be preserved.

For a durable but adaptable option, consider using articulated cable concrete block systems to build your box culvert. Articulated cable concrete block systems can be put to good use virtually anywhere that erosion presents a challenge. Here are a few of the benefits of constructing a box culvert using articulated cable concrete block systems:

  • Cost-effectiveness: Compared to other building materials available for constructing box culverts, articulated cable concrete block systems are an affordable option that still provides peace of mind. Because these systems will usually be in place for many years to come, they tend to pay for themselves over the long haul.
  • Stability: Articulated cable concrete block systems are an ideal material for reinforcing the structure of your box culvert and helping to control the effects of erosion. The blocks interconnect with one another for exceptional strength and firmness, but they also allow water to pass through in a natural way, which protects structural integrity.
  • Durability: Box culverts need to be able to withstand a strong flow of water, and articulated cable concrete block systems perform well under all kinds of water pressure. These systems are designed and manufactured using the highest quality materials, and they’re thoroughly tested to ensure they hold up under a variety of conditions.
  • Flexibility: Depending on where you’re planning to install a box culvert, you can customize an articulated cable concrete block system to suit the unique conditions of the surrounding environment. Choose a closed-cell design for sites with existing erosion and a high risk of serious damage. To slow down the effects of erosion before they occur, you should choose an open-cell design.
  • Sustainability: If you’re concerned about the environmental impact of building a box culvert, articulated cable concrete block systems can help with that, too. Because the systems are so customizable, it’s possible to tailor them to the specific nature of the area in question. Installing a box culvert using these blocks requires minimal disturbance to the surrounding land and water.

Build a better box culvert

The knowledgeable professionals at International Erosion Control Systems Inc. can help you select the right materials and tools to build your box culvert. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and would be happy to share more information about our patented Cable Concrete® technology and how it can help you complete your box culvert project efficiently and safely. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you fight erosion and better manage water flow. We look forward to helping you start and complete your box culvert project!

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