October 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm #159533
Hello All; I am looking for access covers for a utility trench in a pedestrian area recessed to fit unit pavers. The power company thinks steel covers are very beautiful, but we are trying to disguise this one into the paving.
Thank YouNovember 1, 2011 at 3:49 am #159543
Jason T. RadiceParticipant
Sounds like a custom detail and fabrication job.November 2, 2011 at 2:42 am #159542
Hi Daniel, whats the paving composition (base, joints, paver dimension) and the utility type and cover, is it a manhole? It’s tough to grasp exactly what’s going on from the given information. Are you looking to camoflouge the access or cover with pavers?November 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm #159541
Charles RileyParticipantNovember 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm #159540
Geoffrey; Thanks for the reply. This is a utility trench between an electrical transformer and the main distribution room for a senior apartment building. (The transformer is located very near the main entry to the building to access the electrical room located very near the main entry by the architect; Hmmmm…..) The power company requires an accessible cable trench from the transformer to the building. Attached is a sketch of the application; 2′-8″ wide. We will adjust the paving to work with the cover.November 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm #159539
Wyatt Thompson, PLAParticipant
Bummer. I probably could have used this on a recent project. We went a totally different instead, but this would have been a good (maybe even a better) option. Thanks for the link and info; I’ll keep it in mind for next time.November 3, 2011 at 10:03 am #159538
There are hundreds of manufacturers around dealing with all sorts of recessed m’hole covers, all clsses; material, depth. have look here, nice pics http://www.pavingexpert.com/recess01.htm
try your search engine with “recessed manhole cover”,
ErnstNovember 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm #159537
Are there no US manufacturers of these products out there??November 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm #159536
Ernst; Yes, I’ve been to this site. Good information, but I didn’t find much direction on manufacturers there. ThanksNovember 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm #159535
Steve MercerParticipantJuly 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm #159534
We manufacter a varity of access and manhole covers here in the USA that accept pavers, concrete, asphalt etc.
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