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Full Description

1.1 This Standard pertains to circular precast concrete pipe, manhole (maintenance hole) sections, and accessories intended for use as sewer pipe for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, and storm water, and for the construction of culverts.

1.2 This Standard describes procedures for testing circular concrete pipe, manhole sections, and joints and includes the following tests: (a) three-edge bearing test (see Clause 4); (b) concrete compression tests (see Clause 5); (c) absorption test (see Clause 6); (d) hydrostatic test (see Clause 7); (e) flat slab top test (see Clause 8); and (f) manhole step tests (see Clause 9).

1.3 This Standard does not apply to cast-in-place elements or to non-circular precast concrete pipe, manhole, or catch basin sections.


Document History

  1. CSA A257 SERIES:19

    Standards for concrete pipe and manhole sections

    • Most Recent
  2. CSA A257 SERIES-14 (R2019)

    Standards for Concrete Pipe and Manhole Sections

    • Historical Version
  3. CSA A257 SERIES-09 (R2014)

    Standards for Concrete Pipe and Manhole Sections, Includes Update No. 1 (2010)

    • Historical Version
  4. CAN/CSA A257 SERIES-03 (R2008)


    Standards for Concrete Pipe and Manhole Sections (Consists of A257.0, A257.1, A257.2, A257.3 and A257.4)

    • Historical Version
  5. CAN/CSA A257 SERIES-M92 (R1998)

    Standards for Concrete Pipe

    • Historical Version