Precast concrete inlets are among the most commonly installed precast concrete products in the world. They are typically paired with catch basins and other tools that allow for the smooth and efficient operation of stormwater and runoff systems.
Precast inlets are ingeniously designed and built to last for generations. Consider one of the most widely used products in our catalog, the ODOT – Type G2 Catch Basin with Ditch Inlet.
The ditch inlet sets the standard for performance, durability, and efficiency. And the 1,500-pound product features a Type 2 frame and grate. It’s designed and produced to last for decades with minimal maintenance.
This ODOT precast concrete drainage item meets or exceeds ODOT Standard Drawing No. RD370. Take a look at the PDF drawing; all dimensions are subject to allowable tolerances.
Rogue Valley Precast Concrete Inlets
Precast concrete inlets and catch basins, along with other precast concrete elements, make up a huge part of our nation’s buried infrastructure. They are everywhere — with ditch inlets, curb inlets, and drop inlets heading off storm water from ditches, parking lots, and other spaces.
One reason for their ubiquity is their durability and reliability, especially those engineered and manufactured at Rogue Valley Precast.
Another reason for their continuing — and growing — popularity: Municipalities are increasingly in the market for quality concrete products that are produced with the environment in mind. As a SMaRT-certified manufacturer of precast concrete forms, Rogue Valley fits the bill for municipal sustainability standards in both production and product.
Contractors and builders understand the dual benefits of a durable product manufactured to the highest standards of reliability and eco-friendliness. Plus, they like the flexibility that arises when a fully customized precast concrete inlet or other feature is delivered to and installed at the job site.
There’s no need to pour in place or wait for the perfect conditions. Your precast concrete piece arrives in perfect condition and is ready to be installed, regardless of the elements.
Precast Concrete Inlets: Benefits
Concrete is the world’s most popular building material. It lasts for ages and can be customized into an infinite array of forms.
Rogue Valley Precast’s experienced crew manufactures products that are virtually maintenance-free. Concrete won’t rot or become misshapen due to use or environment. Our products are exquisitely designed, engineered, and produced with the environment in mind and delivered directly to you, ready for installation.
Thus, contractors can assure their clients that precast concrete inlets and other products from Rogue Valley precast will require fewer repairs, replacements, and service calls.
Of course, precast concrete inlets and other forms have a tremendous number of advantages both in and of themselves and as compared to pour-in-place applications. For example, concrete is perfect for water applications. It’s relatively immune to environmental stressors. And it’s a given that it will last for decades.
It’s also a tremendous time- and labor-saver. When pouring concrete on the job site, workers must first build and prepare the forms, wait for the concrete to harden, and then perform strength testing. This can take several days at minimum in many circumstances.
With precast concrete inlets and other precast concrete forms, however, all that prep and strengthening time is built into our production processes. Then the forms are delivered and installed at the site, leaving crews to move onto other projects sooner than they might have otherwise been able to do.
Additional Benefits of Precast Concrete
Let’s just go over a few additional benefits of precast concrete. It withstands fire, wind, erosion, rain, and other elements. It won’t rot, rust, or mold, bugs won’t burrow into concrete and destroy its integrity, and it remains unaffected by extremes of heat, cold, and freezing temperatures.
In addition, it’s engineered and produced to the exacting specifications of our partners in the construction, building, and infrastructure trades. And our reproducible forms are ready to go whenever and wherever you need them.
For the buried infrastructure industry, precast concrete remains as worry-free as ever. That’s because in many respects, precast concrete is made to be deployed across a wide range of applications — everything from manholes and sewer pipes to utility vaults and water basins.
It’s also a more cost-effective building solution than many others. This is especially apparent when one considers that time is also an important consideration in cost-benefit analyses.
Additional Precast Concrete Products
You can trust Rogue Valley Precast to meet all your concrete needs.
Turn to us for these precast products and more:
- Ecology Blocks
- Sewer Pipes
- Utility Trenches
- Parking Curbs
- Grease Traps
- Wet and Dry Wells
- Railroad Crossings
- Grease Interceptors
- Box Culverts
- Three-Sided Bridges
- Boat Ramps
We work with many of the biggest names in the business, including partners such as BASF and Columbia Machine.
Ready to get started? Partner with us today to learn more about wastewater and stormwater drainage system management and precast concrete’s role in your project’s success.