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Problem: A utility manhole is installed in an area with an unexpected high water table. The sump hole through the bottom slab allows a constant 2 ft (0.6 m) of water inside the manhole, preventing installation of equipment. How can the hole be sealed?
Whenever you have something inspected, there’s a natural tendency to want the inspection to occur at the latest stage of the process in order to measure performance in its final position.
Have you ever found yourself on a project where local codes or requirements specify that vacuum testing of manholes must be done after backfill? We’ve received many calls from producers and contractors or installers faced with this same situation. Can’t really blame the owners. Testing after backfilling provides them with a degree of certainty that a watertight system has been installed. There are three major disadvantages when proceeding with this test:
Round manholes are the most widely used maintenance utility structures to provide access to buried pipelines for inspection and cleanout.