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THE INVERT LEVEL OF A PIPE IS THE LEVEL TAKEN FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE INSIDE OF THE PIPE AS SHOWN BELOW. THE LEVEL AT THE CROWN OF THE PIPE IS THE INVERT LEVEL PLUS THE INTERNAL DIAMETER OF THE PIPE PLUS...


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The InvertBoot Can Help the surveying Field Technician in finding and calculating a few of the following known site conditions.

  • Invert

The flowline at the inside lowest point of a culvert cross-section.

  • Allowable headwater depth (AHD)

The allowable depth of water immediately upstream of a culvert, measured from the invert at the first full cross-section of the culvert. Design criteria.

  • Allowable headwater elevation (AHE)

The maximum permissible depth of water surface immediately upstream of the culvert at the design discharge, measured from a datum. Note: datum may differ between software applications; measured from culvert invert or another datum.

  • Headwater elevation

The water surface elevation upstream from a culvert entrance invert, measured from a datum. Note: datum may differ between software applications; measured from culvert invert or another datum.

  • Tailwater depth

The depth of water immediately downstream from a culvert, measured from the culvert outlet invert.

  • Water depth

Measurement from culvert invert, pool, or channel bottom to the water surface.

In the Field, an existing drainage or the need for ditch relief on a road segment. usually dictates culvert location. The allowable headwater depth (AWD) is the maximum depth of ponded water upstream of the culvert inlet measured vertically from the invert and controls hydraulic design. AWD may be determined by the depth of fill over the culvert, which is dictated by local topography, roadway geometry, and standards. Frequently, a headwater (HW) to culvert diameter (D) ratio is specified, such as HW/D = 1, which places the allowable headwater elevation at the inlet crown of the culvert.

The choice of pipe material, shape, and size may be fixed by economics, availability, site conditions (fill, bedrock, bedload), and fish passage concerns (Gribben 1997).

Site parameters important in the design of culverts include the length and slope of the culvert alignment, allowable headwater, fill depth, and effects on inlet geometry. Fill depth is determined by design loads, local topography, roadway geometry, and standards.


Invertboot for Land Surveyors

The InvertBoot solves the age-old surveyor’s issue of recording the invert on a culvert or drain without the need to angle your surveying rod.

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The InvertBoot has been created to be easily fitted on the foot of the most popular Grade Rods such as the Crain SVR 25-Foot Fiberglass Grade Rod.

With the InvertBoot the Surveying or pipe laying technician can find the invert on as-built Infrastructure, Drainage & sanitary surveying projects as wells as new development land surveying projects.

InvertBoot is a professional grade tool that will stand up to daily commercial use.

If your project demands accurate, high-quality land surveying equipment that can

help find the invert, InvertBoot is the tool to use. InvertBoot is commercial grade

surveying equipment that is much needed in the industry.


Invertboot Testimonials

I use Invertboot everyday for all types of Surveys - it is much handier and accurate than a prism pole and/or bipod. It is easy to set up, ideal for indoor/industrial measurements and perfect for high precision measurements. The flexible base legs make it possible to set it on curved surfaces like pipes, and due to its small weight can be easily used on slippery surfaces.

THOMAS GONDO OLS

STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO


In using Invertboot, it provides a compact system which keep hands free, and yet provide a stabile platform for reliable, consistent, repeatable results. I use it for monitoring numerous high accuracy pins and positions. Being a compact unit allows for faster setups, and quicker changes in positions while maintaning speed without the cost of loss of accuracy.

NORMAN G. RIBELIN

RIBELIN LAND SURVEYING, INC.

PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR SALISBURY, NC


"The Invertboot is an absolute must for the surveyor looking for a quick, effortless way to layout datum points accurately and efficiently. I'm sure that once you get your Invertboot out in the field, you'll find as I did, that the possibilities for making your Surveying tasks simpler and quicker are endless!

RALPH BRAUN

AXIS ALIGNMENT

GRIMSBY, ONTARIO


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