Have you ever landscaped a yard? Even if you’re not doing the hard labor yourself, it’s tough work! Imagine getting your yard just the way you want it, filled with the trees and flowers you selected, carefully tended to and water, only to have to rip it all out of the ground because of a failed culvert.
That was the predicament down in Houma, Louisiana. At the back of a property on a cul-de-sac in Terrebonne Parish, a corrugated metal pipe (CMP) was teetering on its last, rusty little legs. “If it failed,” explained Rory Sons, the gravity drainage superintendent for the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government. “We could have caused major flooding in a residential area.” Ah, but here’s the pinch…right on top of that disaster-in-waiting sat thousands of dollars’ worth of painstakingly curated landscaping. So, what are the options? Digging the pipe out and replacing it would’ve destroyed the landscaping and cost nearly $200,000 in material, equipment, time, labor, and re-landscaping.
WAIT! There’s another option.
Say hello to our little friend, Snap-Tite®. You take high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, good ol’, durable, corrosion-resistant, long-lasting HDPE, and slipline the entire length of failing CMP. Landscape? Not a leaf on those beautiful crepe myrtle trees disturbed. Cost? More than $50,000 LESS expensive. Time? A fraction of.
Snap-Tite® is safer, easier on the surrounding environment, and can save time and money. Put it to work for you.