Precast concrete box culverts remain one of the most versatile of all buried infrastructure products. And with Columbia Precast Products as your partner, you’ll be able to customize, reproduce, and install these durable dynamos with much more ease than you would with traditional pour-in-place applications.

What is a box culvert? Might be better to ask what isn’t a box culvert? They’re used for multiple purposes — from water containment structures to stream crossings and walking paths.Prcast Concrete Box Culvert: Strength, Durability, and Customizability

And precast concrete’s much-touted — and well-deserved — reputation for quality and customizability is very much in play here. For example, for areas in which a standard precast box culvert is too big, we can produce them as split box culverts to provide that much more flexibility to your project.

Each of our precast concrete box culverts, including split-box culverts, are manufactured in accordance with Washington and Oregon state buried infrastructure codes and requirements.

A properly installed box culvert should last up to 100 years. They are designed and engineered for function, performance, and durability, even with the cover subjected to highway loadings of increasing lateral and horizontal forces.

We mix it, pour it into forms, and strength-test our products in our Washington precast plant. Our turnaround times set the industry standard. With Columbia Precast Products, you’re never too far away from securing the precast concrete you need to move your project forward.

Box Culverts and More

We produce box culverts with efficiency, durability, strength, and customizability in mind. In fact, builders can link multiple culverts together to form an expanded and watertight network with the addition of joint compounds.

Our design, engineering, and production methods ensure the product’s bell and spigot are tugged home during installation. This process further ensures adherence to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and industry standards.

Precast Concrete Box Culverts Advantages

Precast concrete box culverts will never rust. We engineer them to withstand the elements and extreme pressures. This is why they remain such a staple in the buried infrastructure industry; little maintenance is required on them during their operational lifetimes.

Perhaps best of all for our Pacific Northwest partners, we utilize eco-friendly production processes across all our products. Among other green production methods, we recycle water and materials and seek our local sources for our raw materials.

Precast box sections can be used for the following projects:

  • Roadway box sections for culverts
  • Railroad culverts
  • Short-span highway bridges
  • Sections for culvert storm drains and sewers
  • Reinforce concrete box sections (or prestressed concrete)
  • Livestock, pedestrian, or golf cart under crossings
  • Utility tunnels
  • Underground stormwater retention structures
  • Groundwater recharge systems
  • Jacked or tunneled installations.

We manufacture our precast box culverts to withstand normal HS20 highway load pressure. And remember that Columbia Precast Products will assist you with installation upon request.

Contact us for information about casting concrete, quality control, and precast concrete production in general. We’re also happy to talk to you about what you need for your project, whether it’s a concrete pipe, retaining walls, precast reinforced concrete box culverts, office building materials, and more.