A culvert guides water under a pavement surface which allows drainage to continue in a ditch or water retention area. Over time a culvert can corrode allowing underlying stone below asphalt or concrete to escape through holes in the culvert. This can make for a very dangerous situation because the asphalt or concrete is no longer supported which can cause that area to collapse. Another way a culvert can fail is when it is crushed either from loads or over time. This can cause water to backup which causes premature failure to the base and pavement around it. In both instances, the culvert is recommended to be replaced.
Luckily, we do that all in-house. We can replace the failed asphalt/concrete approach and damaged culvert!
*Please consider some municipality requirements for culverts as they more than likely will require a permit.