We manufacture a variety of standard size manholes and handholes. What is considered a handhole? Simply a structure not tall enough on the inside to stand upright. A manhole is one with 6' of headroom or more, so a person can service conduit or equipment inside, while standing.
Our precast concrete standard structures are quite versatile. By adding midsections, the “two-piece” can become taller. They range in size from 2’ x 2’ square, all the way up to 10' x 10' or 13’ x 9’ rectangular vaults that can be made 30’ or taller. We have varying wall, floor, and roof thicknesses to satisfy your loading requirements, ranging from pedestrian to aircraft.
If you have an approximate idea of what size precast concrete manhole or handhole you are looking for, we can quote your exact size and also offer the closest standard size at a savings, so you have choices. Please see the pdf versions of some of our standards sizes on this webpage to download for your project.
Our handholes and manholes are used for traffic signal projects (ITS), underground communication and telephone ductbank systems, electrical substations, new lighting installations, and airport power/telecommunications.
Each precast concrete manhole or handhole can be manufactured with the following embedded options, specifically ordered for your project:
- Threaded inserts for cable rack attachments
- Polypropylene coated steel steps
- Duct terminators for your PVC conduit
- Custom opening and knockout windows
- Sump dish with cast iron or plastic sump grate
- Aluminum access hatches with various options
- Cast iron frames and access covers
- Pulling irons
Added value items can be delivered with your structure:
- Galvanized steel hardware such as vertical racks, platforms, brackets, and support arms
- Non-metallic hardware and insulators
- Precast concrete risers with steps
- Fiberglass or galvanized steel ladders
- Concrete cable markers
- All-over exterior plant-applied membrane
- Exterior plant-applied damproofing
- Joint membrane with primer
- Precast concrete divider wall(s) to create multi-compartments