Reinforced Concrete Pipe


Reinforced Concrete Pipe is the most readily available and most cost-efficient of the concrete pipe shapes available.


Reinforced Concrete Pipe is designed for:

  • Sanitary sewers
  • Storm drains
  • Culverts
  • Jacked or tunneled systems
  • Low head pressure water transmission


Reinforced Concrete Pipe is normally available in diameters from 12 inches through 144 inches.


The following joints are normally available for reinforced concrete pipe:

  • tongue and groove with mastic or butyl sealant
  • concrete joint with confined O-ring gasket, rubber or neoprene
  • concrete joint with single-offset and profile gasket, rubber or neoprene
  • steel-end rings with confined O-ring gasket, rubber or neoprene (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Joint Type R-2)


A variety of linings and coatings are available as dictated by project conditions.


A wide variety of fittings and specials is available to augment circular pipe. Specials include:

  • Tees
  • Wyes
  • Elbows
  • Reducers/increasers
  • Adapters

Applicable Specifications

  • ASTM C76/AASHTO M170 — Reinforced Concrete Culvert, Storm Drain and Sewer Pipe
  • ASTM C655 — Reinforced Concrete D-Load Culvert, Storm Drain and Sewer Pipe
  • ASTM C443/AASHTO M198 — Joints for Circular Concrete Sewer and Culvert Pipe Using Rubber Gaskets
  • ASTM C361 - Specification for Reinforced Concrete Low-Head Pressure Pipe
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