What is RCP (Reinforced Concrete Pipe)
Definition of RCP (Reinforced Concrete Pipe) in Construction
Reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) is a very popular type of underground pipe that is used for storm systems as well as sanitary systems. The use of reinforced concrete pipe is very popular for larger sizes of piping systems as well as concrete assemblies such as catch basins and manholes. The technology for reinforced underground concrete structures has advanced with new technologies, which allow the interface of the pipe sections, or the other concrete assemblies to be basically leak proof, and exceptionally efficient to install. Standard sizes of RCP are normally stocked by precast manufacturers for immediately ordering and delivery to jobsites. Specialized sizes, shapes or even structures are possible, and the use of these specialized applications is increasing. The same technology and procedures that are used to construct the RCP is also used to construct custom culverts, waterways, tanks and other underground storm and sanitary products. Reinforced concrete pipe, as with all other types of reinforced concrete applications, uses the combination of compressive strength obtained by the use of concrete and the strength of steel in tension, to produce a strong, resilient and durable product.