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Can you make decorative headwalls?
Sure !  Many of our headwall molds can receive a decorative "form liner" to give the headwalls for pipe, box culverts and Aqua Arch an aesthetic stone face finish. STONEHW3
What about sanitary manholes?
SDCI adds XYPEX admixtures or similar additives to the concrete to resist Hydrogen Sulfide corrosion. For severe pH or chemical discharge we cast a thermoplastic liner (armor)  into our manhole pieces. Gasketed manhole joints and pipe to manhole connections make a watertight system
How can I get PDH's? ( Professional Development Hours)
  Lunch and Learn3       EASY :  Learn with us
What about storm water "harvesting"?
harvest tanksRCP pipe chamber(s) & box culverts allow storing and reuse possibilities.
What is largest manhole diameter?
144" with a mono base
What is the largest precast Arch Span?
42 feet Aqua Arch 60+ feet using Eco-Span
Where do I get "Budget Pricing"?
email request to: www.productinfo@shermandixie.com Or, fill out " What's your Project" Replies are QUICK! Even Budget Pricing is not a static number. Many variables are in play that effect pricing: transportation distances/fuel, product quantities, raw material pricing variations etc.. Budget $$ just a click away
What "Load Rating" do we design Box Culverts to?
As a minimum = ASTM C 1577- LRFD................. Or any customized site loading needs!
What Pipe Class/Strength do I need to specify?
For quick conservative answer go to Fill Height Tables Use the "Type 2" Installation Chart, follow your diameter and height of cover to reveal your D-LOAD. The color coded tables gives you recommended Class of pipe. ( Ex. Class 3 works  < 16') Call 615.386.4407 to chat about your project fill height needs.
What is the "Contain" application?
SDCI creates numerous vault shapes and sizes for use in housing equipment, fluids, electrical, etc......
I want to capture or detain stormwater runoff?
RCP , Precast Box Culverts, Precast Vaults for capturing Stormwater for harvesting , or holding for site specific draw down times. Underground Detention is a huge factor on site designs now and SDCI has solutions
How can I size manhole diameters for my pipe angles?
For now - call me at 615.386.4407 and I will plot for you. HOWEVER, in a few weeks we will be adding a "Manhole Sizing APP" on the web for you!!
Stormwater Quality Units (BMP's)
SDCI has 3 different technologies to choose from. All customized to meet your site specific TSS removal needs. Go to "What's your Project" to get started
Why Concrete Pipe?
Why (RCP) Reinforced Concrete Pipe? Strength
  • Simple- It is concrete and steel - The two strongest building materials in the world
  • RCP is produced with benign, natural materials
  • More than a conduit - It is a STRUCTURE delivered on the truck
  • Concrete continues to get stronger as it gets older
  • Designed and plant tested to resist any load required (Class 2,3,4,5 & Special Design)
  • Not installation sensitive like all flexible pipes
      • Flexible pipe –only a conduit. The Contractor must build the structure with compacted select backfill- meaning Engineer of Record is exposed
      • Concrete pipe is a structure
  • Compressive strengths for concrete pipe normally range from 4,000 psi to 8,000 psi.
  • Plastic pipes from 13-50 psi
  • RCP gasketed joints are tested to 13 psi
  Durable
  • Durable is defined as, “able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration.”
  • RCP = sustainable buried infrastructure.
  • RCP = service life is 70-100 years. 2-3x’s longer than lesser pipe
  • RCP - won’t burn, rust, tear, buckle, deflect, and it’s immune to the attack of most elements, whether buried or exposed.
  Dependable
  • Technology makes RCP more reliable than it has ever been before.
  • No material is better understood and more commonly used in the field than concrete pipe. That adds up to fewer mistakes and a greater level of comfort and confidence.
  Both Structure and Conduit
  • Concrete pipe is a rigid pipe that provides both structure and conduit when it arrives on site.
  • Concrete pipe is a rigid pipe system that is over 85% dependent on the pipe strength and only 15% dependent on the strength derived from the soil envelope.
  • The inherent strength of concrete pipe compensates for construction shortcomings
  • Flexible pipe is at least 95% dependent on soil support
  • Flexible pipe backfill must be properly engineered and applied to provide the structure
  • Imported fill is usually required for flexible pipe systems
  Value
  • infrastructure built with RCP and maintained and managed by any public or private organization is an asset
  • The full value of an asset, must absorb all of the costs of initial design, material cost, installation and maintenance over the projected life of that asset. RCP is the clear winner for taxpayers
  Local Availability
  • Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials in existence
  • In SDCI’s major market area, we are the local manufacturer of concrete pipe
  • Local availability gives you better convenience, and helps minimize shipping time and costs related to trucking.
  • Having a local manufacturing resource also means that the materials are designed and produced to meet local/state standards.
  • We support the local economy by hiring local people and paying local taxes.
  Installation
  • Concrete pipe far out performs plastic or metal.
  • Concrete pipe has an unlimited range of pipe strengths from which to choose, and strength is demonstrated prior to installation.
  • By specifying concrete pipe:
    • The designer has more control over pipe strength than any other facet of the project
    • There is less reliance on quality installation by the installer
    • There is lower embedment material cost
    • There is less compaction required
    • It is easier to maintain grade and alignment
    • There are no excess deflection concerns
    • There is a lower life cycle cost of the project
    • There is a lower maintenance cost over the design life of the project
    • There is a reduced likelihood of failure
    • Lower risk for the specifier, designer and owner of the project, and reduced overall liability to the public after the project is complete
    • The main attributes of concrete pipe apply to sanitary, storm sewers and culverts.
  • RCP adds Value
  • Specifying RCP Protects the Engineers Stamp
  • RCP is PROVEN
 
What is the largest precast Arch Span?
42 feet Aqua Arch 60+ feet using Eco-Span
Can you make decorative headwalls?
Sure !  Many of our headwall molds can receive a decorative "form liner" to give the headwalls for pipe, box culverts and Aqua Arch an aesthetic stone face finish. STONEHW3
What about sanitary manholes?
SDCI adds XYPEX admixtures or similar additives to the concrete to resist Hydrogen Sulfide corrosion. For severe pH or chemical discharge we cast a thermoplastic liner (armor)  into our manhole pieces. Gasketed manhole joints and pipe to manhole connections make a watertight system
What is largest manhole diameter?
144" with a mono base
How can I size manhole diameters for my pipe angles?
For now - call me at 615.386.4407 and I will plot for you. HOWEVER, in a few weeks we will be adding a "Manhole Sizing APP" on the web for you!!
Stormwater Quality Units (BMP's)
SDCI has 3 different technologies to choose from. All customized to meet your site specific TSS removal needs. Go to "What's your Project" to get started
Where do I get "Budget Pricing"?
email request to: www.productinfo@shermandixie.com Or, fill out " What's your Project" Replies are QUICK! Even Budget Pricing is not a static number. Many variables are in play that effect pricing: transportation distances/fuel, product quantities, raw material pricing variations etc.. Budget $$ just a click away
What "Load Rating" do we design Box Culverts to?
As a minimum = ASTM C 1577- LRFD................. Or any customized site loading needs!
What Pipe Class/Strength do I need to specify?
For quick conservative answer go to Fill Height Tables Use the "Type 2" Installation Chart, follow your diameter and height of cover to reveal your D-LOAD. The color coded tables gives you recommended Class of pipe. ( Ex. Class 3 works  < 16') Call 615.386.4407 to chat about your project fill height needs.
Why Concrete Pipe?
Why (RCP) Reinforced Concrete Pipe? Strength
  • Simple- It is concrete and steel - The two strongest building materials in the world
  • RCP is produced with benign, natural materials
  • More than a conduit - It is a STRUCTURE delivered on the truck
  • Concrete continues to get stronger as it gets older
  • Designed and plant tested to resist any load required (Class 2,3,4,5 & Special Design)
  • Not installation sensitive like all flexible pipes
      • Flexible pipe –only a conduit. The Contractor must build the structure with compacted select backfill- meaning Engineer of Record is exposed
      • Concrete pipe is a structure
  • Compressive strengths for concrete pipe normally range from 4,000 psi to 8,000 psi.
  • Plastic pipes from 13-50 psi
  • RCP gasketed joints are tested to 13 psi
  Durable
  • Durable is defined as, “able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration.”
  • RCP = sustainable buried infrastructure.
  • RCP = service life is 70-100 years. 2-3x’s longer than lesser pipe
  • RCP - won’t burn, rust, tear, buckle, deflect, and it’s immune to the attack of most elements, whether buried or exposed.
  Dependable
  • Technology makes RCP more reliable than it has ever been before.
  • No material is better understood and more commonly used in the field than concrete pipe. That adds up to fewer mistakes and a greater level of comfort and confidence.
  Both Structure and Conduit
  • Concrete pipe is a rigid pipe that provides both structure and conduit when it arrives on site.
  • Concrete pipe is a rigid pipe system that is over 85% dependent on the pipe strength and only 15% dependent on the strength derived from the soil envelope.
  • The inherent strength of concrete pipe compensates for construction shortcomings
  • Flexible pipe is at least 95% dependent on soil support
  • Flexible pipe backfill must be properly engineered and applied to provide the structure
  • Imported fill is usually required for flexible pipe systems
  Value
  • infrastructure built with RCP and maintained and managed by any public or private organization is an asset
  • The full value of an asset, must absorb all of the costs of initial design, material cost, installation and maintenance over the projected life of that asset. RCP is the clear winner for taxpayers
  Local Availability
  • Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials in existence
  • In SDCI’s major market area, we are the local manufacturer of concrete pipe
  • Local availability gives you better convenience, and helps minimize shipping time and costs related to trucking.
  • Having a local manufacturing resource also means that the materials are designed and produced to meet local/state standards.
  • We support the local economy by hiring local people and paying local taxes.
  Installation
  • Concrete pipe far out performs plastic or metal.
  • Concrete pipe has an unlimited range of pipe strengths from which to choose, and strength is demonstrated prior to installation.
  • By specifying concrete pipe:
    • The designer has more control over pipe strength than any other facet of the project
    • There is less reliance on quality installation by the installer
    • There is lower embedment material cost
    • There is less compaction required
    • It is easier to maintain grade and alignment
    • There are no excess deflection concerns
    • There is a lower life cycle cost of the project
    • There is a lower maintenance cost over the design life of the project
    • There is a reduced likelihood of failure
    • Lower risk for the specifier, designer and owner of the project, and reduced overall liability to the public after the project is complete
    • The main attributes of concrete pipe apply to sanitary, storm sewers and culverts.
  • RCP adds Value
  • Specifying RCP Protects the Engineers Stamp
  • RCP is PROVEN
 
What about storm water "harvesting"?
harvest tanksRCP pipe chamber(s) & box culverts allow storing and reuse possibilities.
I want to capture or detain stormwater runoff?
RCP , Precast Box Culverts, Precast Vaults for capturing Stormwater for harvesting , or holding for site specific draw down times. Underground Detention is a huge factor on site designs now and SDCI has solutions
What is the "Contain" application?
SDCI creates numerous vault shapes and sizes for use in housing equipment, fluids, electrical, etc......