County Materials’ Reinforced Concrete Pipe Mitigates Flood Risk
March 6, 2023

Categories | Concrete Pipe & Precast

County Materials’ Reinforced Concrete Pipe Mitigates Flood Risk

Industry professionals rely on County Materials’ Reinforced Concrete Pipe to build reliable storm water management systems within communities. Concrete pipe is a durable solution that can mitigate flood risk.


Compared to alternative materials, concrete pipe resists rusting, tearing, buckling, and withstands the elements.

  • Reinforced concrete pipe is rigid and resists floatation.
  • Elliptical concrete pipe is sufficient for projects with height or width restrictions, as it allows for high flow capacities at shallower depths.
  • Throughout its extended service life of 100 years, reinforced concrete pipe reduces life cycle costs as it requires minimal maintenance.


With enhanced durability, reinforced concrete pipe can be reinstalled to prolong its service life. When the Calumet County Highway Department planned to raise the Hwy 114 culvert grade before repaving, project leaders reused the existing 86-year-old reinforced concrete pipe with two new end walls. The concrete pipe maintained its structural integrity through years of heavy rain. With its prolonged service life, reinforced concrete pipe significantly reduced the cost of this project.

County Materials is committed to manufacturing responsibly made, long-lasting concrete construction products that make our communities stronger and safer.