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ricksample 10-31-2011 06:08 PM

Driving over buried pipe
Hi Everyone,
I'm constructing a garden themed park in my backyard which is roughly 2 acres. It will have two points of access from the front yard to the backyard. 1 through a flagstone walkway the other a vehicle path.

After entering the vehicle path you will soon need to drive over white piping that runs from my house, to my septic tank, then to my leach field. I won't need to drive across this often at all, maybe once or twice a year. My main concern is driving over it with a dump truck that has a load of mulch/dirt. Also, Later I plan to have a small lake added to the backyard which I will need to haul material away from and possibly have other large equipment back there...

-Will it hurt if a dump truck with dirt or mulch drives across this pipe a couple times a year?

-Will it hurt if I have other equipment drive across this repeatedly to construct a lake? I suppose if I decided to build a lake, I could have them lay some heavy steel plates on the ground to spread the weight?

oh'mike 10-31-2011 07:39 PM

Are they close to the surface? I think you need to add a plank road section over that area to distribute the weight---I did that for a landscape drain 20 years ago and I never had an issue.

user1007 11-13-2011 08:27 PM

What schedule pipe is it?

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