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Wall Reinforcement Joint Lifters Wall for connectors Barrel Reinforcement USCP put a lot of thought into how it builds the products we offer.  We had to make decisions that we knew would affect the long term performance of the products we were providing.  We had to...

Steel vs FRP Reinforcement

Yield Corrosion Design   FRP Brittle failure Not ductile Rely on concrete for ductility High reduction factors Barrel Reinforcement Corrosion of steel rebar: There has been some attention given to the use of steel reinforcement in the USCP products.  Sadly, the...

Lifting Cables

USCP uses two different engineered lifting devices for handling our products.  Both of these devices are cast into the product during production.  One device we use is what is commonly referred to in the precast industry as a utility anchor.  The utility anchor is...

Rubber Gasket Joints

USCP utilizes a rubber gasket on all of our round structures.  The gasket and joint are designed to meet the requirements of ASTM C443 in order to provide a long term watertight joint.  The profile shape of our joint is designed as the same profile used by standard...

Higher Compression Strength is Better

How important is the compressive strength of polymer concrete? Polymer concrete is known for having robust material properties.  Both compressive and tensile properties of polymer concrete will typically exceed those of a standard Portland cement concrete.  Along with...

Greenbook vs ASTM Acid Testing

Corrosion protection is the whole point for using polymer concrete precast manholes and structures in collections systems.