Fixing a Hole

This article describes how the small town of Garner, Arkansas handled an emergency culvert repair. Old deteriorated drainage pipes caused a large sinkhole to develop down the side of the town’s main thoroughfare. Although a patch was made over the two culverts at the hole, a bigger hole was soon discovered in the side of the pipes. The pipes were so eroded that water backed up, which sent typical drainage into the emergency stormwater overflow culvert. Replacing the pipes would have been expensive and would have necessitated unacceptable road closures. Relining the pipes was chosen as a cost-effective alternative to replacement. The city saved about $27,000 by relining the corroded pipe with high-density polyethylene pipe liner rather than digging out and replacing. Three days after the project was completed, Garner experienced flash floods, but the relined pipes were able to handle the excess water.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 30-31
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01445955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2012 11:14AM