Utility vaults are essential for the electrical, waterworks, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries. Westcon Precast has eight different models and we can also create specially designed options.
Applications of Precast Concrete Utility Vaults
There is a lot of expensive and essential equipment and utilities under the ground in our cities and towns. Municipalities need to keep electricity, waterworks, gas, and telecommunications infrastructure running smoothly and protected from vehicles and pedestrians. Westcon Precast offers concrete utility vaults for public utility companies or municipalities to house electrical components. These utility vaults keep every thing water tight and they last for decades. Our clients are small business, major contractors, and municipalities for large projects.
Advantages of Precast Concrete Utility Vaults
The advantages of using precast concrete utility vaults are that they are:
- Designed and manufactured to the highest standards.
- Cured in a well-controlled environment.
- Easy to install and there is no need for an on-site concrete pour.
- Low maintenance after they are installed.
- Durable and able to hold up to the Alberta climate.
Westcon’s precast concrete utility vaults come in the following size and specifications:
- 1220 ox Vault
- Type A Vault 1.2m x 1.8m x 2m
- Type A Vault 1.4m x 2.9m x 2.0m
- Type A Vault 1.8m x 3.7m x 2.6m
- Type T Vault 1.4m x 2.9m x 2.0m
- Type T Vault 1.8m x 3.7m x 2.6m
- Vault 2.9m x 4.2m x 2.6m
- Lift Station Vault 1.6m x 1.6m
- 357 – W1 – 21 – 600 x 600 Vault
- 357 – W1 – 11 – 1200 x 1200 Vault
- 357 – W1 – 15 – 1300 x 1300 Vault
- 357 – W1 – 13 – 1000 x 1000 Vault
- 357 – W1 – 14 – 1200 x 3000 Vault
- 357 – W1 – 16 – 1300 x 3100 Vault
- 357 – W1 – 17 – 1450 x 1600 Vault
- 357 – W1 – 18 – 1450 x 2000 Vault
- 357 – W1 – 19 – 2700 x 2700 Vault
- 357 – W1 – 20 – 3600 x 3600 Vault
A precast concrete utility vault needs to be installed correctly to ensure its structural integrity:
- The utility vault should be inspected before loading and after it is delivered.
- The area should be excavated according to all city and provincial legislation.
- This excavated area should be level and compacted.
- Ensure the area can withstand the load of a small crane.
- A journeyman crane operator will install the pull box and then it can be covered.