SLIPPFORMED CONCRETE DITCHES CUT COSTS

SLIPFORMED CONCRETE IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE DITCHES ARE SAVING PRAIRIE FARMERS IN CANADA'S WEST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR, AND PROMISES TO BECOME ONE OF THE MAJOR WORKS PERFORMED BY SOME SPECIALIZED CANADIAN CONTRACTORS. THE DITCH IS BUILT WITH SIDE SLOPES OF 1:1, A FLAT BOTTOM OF UP TO TWO FEET, AND DEPTH UP TO 42 INCHES. THE CONCRETE DITCH CAN BE BUILT AT GRADIENTS OF UP TO 16 PERCENT AND AS LOW AS 0.2 PERCENT AND STILL MAINTAIN ITS EFFICIENCY. CURRENT ESTIMATES STATE THAT THE CONCRETE-LINED WILL REPAY FOR ITSELF IN GREATLY CUT MAINTENANCE COSTS WITHIN 10 YEARS. THE FINAL SAVINGS ARE CONSIDERABLE, BECAUSE THE LIFE OF THE DITCH SHOULD BE AT LEAST 50 YEARS, AS COMPARED TO THE CONVENTIONAL EARTH DITCH OF OFTEN LESS THAN FIVE EFFECTIVE YEARS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 83, No 4, PP 54-55
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southam Business Publications Limited

    1450 Don Mills Road
    Don Mills, ONo,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Salmins, G
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

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  • Accession Number: 00215289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1971 12:00AM