Audience: Farmers, Contractors and County Highway Departments
This is an informative essay on the benefits of using a plastic pipe for culverts instead of the traditionally used metal pipe. If you don't know what culvert pipe is, it is the pipe used under a driveway if the drive crosses a ditch and farmers use it in their fields for drainage. The essay describes thatplastic culvert pipe or ADS pipe is a plastic double wall (thickness)pipe that is corregated on the outside and smooth on inside. What it is used for, this is used in driveways so cars and trucks can cross a ditch, to keep water moving smoothly through ditches and farmers us it in their fields for drainage purposes. How it is designed, well like I said earlier it has a corregated outside and smooth on inside. The courregated outside aids in the distrubution of weight from the cover on top of the pipe.
The smooth inside aids in the flow of water so everything moves and water doesn't get stuck resting on the bottom of the pipe which could cause erosion. I give simple installation instructions such as how much cover must be on top of the pipe before you can drive on it. And why the design makes it the best type of culvert pipe you can buy.
The essay makes a definite point and has a clear purpose and it is something that most teachers probably don't know a lot about that can be benifical.