In Ontario’s busy cottage country, road closures can rock the boats of more than a few Muskokans. The region bore the brunt of severe flooding in 2013, with a state of emergency being declared. Barkway Road, home to this project, was closed for a full two weeks. In 2014, the deteriorating culvert at this site finally failed during another severe storm.
Larger, longer-lasting culverts needed
Clearly, an up-sized solution was required to accommodate these types of hydrologic events. Projects partners opted for larger twin Bolt-A-Plate culverts from AIL with our optional Best-Kote Polymer Coating to protect against the site’s aggressive water/soil conditions for a full 75 years or more.
+75 YEAR design service life with Best-Kote Polymer Coating
Considered the future of structural plate performance, Best-Kote Polymer Coating can be used on all or part of our structures to enhance their performance and extend their design service lives under harsh or corrosive conditions. Best-Kote is a two-layer system that offers 360 degree protection applied to individual components through an electrostically bonding process.
Choose Bolt-A-Plate for medium and small applications
For a strong, effective bridging alternative, Bolt-A-Plate is the product of choice for highly economical bridge and drainage construction, replacement or relines. It is available in our widest variety of shapes and sizes: Standard, Low or High Profile Arches; Rounds; Horizontal or Vertical Ellipses; Pipe Arches; and Pear Shaped. Wide-bottomed Pipe Arches were used on this project to maximize the flow capacity.
Back to those road closures — in this case it was limited to four weeks, despite complexities around diverting the stream and preparing foundations.