Preferred method – rock wheel trencher
In conditions where the soil exhibits sufficient cohesion,
a rock wheel trench can be used to excavate a 4 to 6 inch
wide trench through the pavement and through base material
to the specified depth.
wheel trencher is a fast and effective tool for creating collector
the trench walls do not cave in, undermining the structural
integrity of the base, this is the method of choice. This results
in less surface scarring, less backfill, and less pavement to
narrow trench through all layers, such as that produced by a
rock wheel trencher, is preferred when the walls of the trench
retain their stability.
the fill layer lacks compaction or cohesion, undercutting may
occur during trenching. This presents a consolidation challenge.
In this case, some pavement will need to be removed to achieve
Alternate method – chain trencher
In conditions where the base aggregate is loose or less compacted,
a chain trencher might be required.
cut or disc cut to provide a uniform edge.
out the pavement to a width that prevents undercutting of
the pavement during trenching and for effective compaction
after the backfilling.
Remove the excavated pavement from the site.
Use a chain trencher to form a 4 to 6-inch trench to the
chain trencher is a good option if the pavement has been removed
Connection of collection system to transport system
Procedure for connecting the Multi-Flow collector lines to the transport
system may be specified by the designer. It is likely to be one of
these two methods.
If the elevation of the outlets allows for it, locating the
transport system below the collector system has several benefits.
This method increases flow performance and reduces the risk
of rehydration of low-lying areas.
the transport system is located below the collector system,
Multi-Flow multi-purpose connectors are used to outlet the
wide variety of Multi-Flow multi-purpose connectors, such as the
12009 shown here, allow for convenient and effective discharge
from the bottom.
If the site includes elevation constraints, the transport
system can be located level with the bottom of the collector
the transport system is located at the same level as the bottom
of the collector system, end outlets or side outlets are used
to outlet the Multi-Flow collectors.
end outlet shown here, as well as the side outlet, allows for
discharge on the same level as the collector system.
The geotextile filter should be securely taped to all connectors
with wide pipe tape. This assures that debris will not infiltrate
behind the fabric at these transition points.
C. Backfill and consolidation
Backfill will be accomplished using select, washed, very coarse
sand as specified.
chute capable of delivering the backfill off to the side eliminates
the need to straddle the trench.
Position Multi-Flow in the center of the trench and assure that
backfill material extends from the bottom to the top of the trench
on both sides of the product.
Thorough and effective consolidation is vital. Saturation of the
previously backfilled trench is the preferred method to achieve
consolidation. A 1-inch, low-pressure stream of water applied to
the top of the backfilled trench is adequate in most situations.
Replacement pavement should take place after consolidation is
complete and should exceed the thickness of surrounding pavement.
replacing asphalt pavement, tack the exposed surfaces and compact
replaced pavement thoroughly.
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