# How Much Weight Can A Plastic Culvert Pipe Hold?

Load Resistance A corrugated plastic pipe that has been properly installed can withstand AASHTO HS-25 loads with at least 1 foot (0.3 m) of cover for pipe that is up to 48 inches (1200 mm) in diameter, or 2 feet (0.6 m) of cover for pipe that has a larger diameter. Larger pipe diameters require 2 feet (0.6 m) of cover.

## How many cars can a culvert pipe hold?

In order to check a culvert, one needs know how much weight it can hold. According to the findings, the greatest weight that may be supported by a conventional plastic culvert pipe is 40,000 pounds. Taking into account the fact that the typical car weighs around 4,000 pounds, this indicates that around 12 automobiles may be accommodated inside of a single ordinary plastic culvert pipe.

## How much weight can a PVC pipe hold?

You may multiply any of the horizontal load values by a factor of 2.8 if you want to account for the fact that the wall of a PVC pipe is stronger when it is in the vertical position. PVC pipe with a diameter of 1-1/4 inches has a vertical load capacity of 20 pounds multiplied by 2.8, which is 56 pounds for a length of 3 feet.

## How much plastic do I need for a culvert?

• Plastic is appealing to me since it does not rust.
• To get the highest possible level of strength, you will need at least 12 feet of material to be placed over the culvert.
• Mine is about six to eight feet deep, but it worked just well for dump trucks weighing between fifty-five thousand and sixty thousand pounds.
1. Since I was also using ABC to construct the driveway, I decided to utilize same material to cover the culvert as well.