Just like storm sewer inlets, it’s easy to overlook a manhole ring when you’re planning an asphalt project. Proper installation is essential for safety and the longevity of your asphalt surface.

What is a Manhole Ring?

Have you seen a manhole that’s sunken below the surface level of a paved street or parking lot? It has the same effect as a pothole, which is not only annoying and a potential risk to pedestrians, but over time is also harmful to your paved surface.

These sunken areas collect pools of water and debris when it rains, which can cause the surrounding area to deteriorate far faster than the rest of your pavement.

Manhole Ring Installation

Utilities can be found underground in parking areas and below concrete sidewalks. Manholes, which are typically round steel lids, provide access to these areas. They’re used to service sewers, water lines and gas lines as well as a variety of other utilities. When repairs are conducted to your pavement or sidewalk, it’s sometimes necessary to raise or lower the elevation of that manhole, also known as a “utility riser lid.”

Manhole ring installation helps eliminate this height differential and reduce the amount of water that pools. While this may seem like a fairly minor detail in the overall scope of your project, we know it’s details like manhole ring installation that can make all the difference in a quality asphalt job and save you from potential liability.

The proper installation of a manhole or utility riser ring should be flush with the surrounding pavement so that, whether driving or walking, you won’t even know it’s there.

If you have a manhole that’s sticking up or sunken down, request a proposal.


 

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