Storm Water Detention System Installed Under Fire Lane
WAXAHACHIE, TX Construction on Tilson's new Model Home Center off Interstate 35 (I-35) required construction of an underground storm water detention system beneath the I-35 fire lane. With the weight capacity requirements of fire engines being some 60,000 pounds, the local engineer preferred to use an enclosed pipe system using HP Storm, a polypropylene pipe manufactured by Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
HP Storm pipe is a high-performance polypropylene (PP) pipe for gravity-flow storm drainage applications, providing pipe stiffness and premium joint performance. HP Storm couples advanced polypropylene resin technology with a proven, dual-wall profile design for superior performance and durability. Used for multiple fire lane detention systems in the area, this innovative product meets or exceeds ASTM F2881 and AASHTO M330.
From a federal perspective, polypropylene pipe is approved by the Army Corps of Engineers for storm drainage applications under Section 33 40 00 (Unified Facilities Guide Specifications). The Federal Aviation Authority permits polypropylene pipe under airfield pavements per Item D-701, Pipe for Storm Drains and Culverts in AC 150/5370-10G (Standards for Specifying Construction of Airports). Additionally, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association approves polypropylene pipe in storm drainage applications under railroads.
The system used 870 linear feet of 36-inch diameter dual wall HP Storm pipe. The site plans were designed by Cross Engineering Consultants, based in McKinney, Texas, and the pipe was installed by Osorio & Sons Construction, Inc., based in Richmond, Texas.