The Precast Concrete Solution for Meter Pits and Valve Vaults


Precast Concrete Geothermal Vault

  Bells Geothermal Vault
  Geothermal Vault Image
Geothermal Energy is a safe, renewable energy stored within the earth and is becoming increasingly popular due to the public's growing concern for reducing waste.  Due to the earth's constant temperature, geothermal energy can be efficiently used for heating and cooling purposes without harm to the environment.  Advance Concrete Products Co. is called upon for geothermal systems because we are experts in manufacturing quality underground enclosures.  Since 1966, our customers are confident their energy distribution equipment will be housed in a structurally sound, watertight, precast concrete vault, sized according to their specific requirements.  Here is an example of one of Advance Concrete Products' precast concrete geothermal vaults, without the roof, installed by our experienced crane operator and the contractor's job site crew.  

You Will Be As Pleased As Lance, When You Call Advance Concrete Products

After delivering 48,000 lb. precast concrete arsenic treatment tanks on a tight schedule, we received this unsolicited comment:

"I want to acknowledge the fine work you and your company did. In addition to giving praise to an efficient and well run plant, I want to compliment your men in the field.  Your men are professional with demonstrated experience at what they do. I was very impressed with the way they swung those big tanks over into the excavation and then aligned them one atop the other. Very precise...I shall strongly recommend your company."

Lance S., 
Project Coordinator, Consultant and Engineer
  Advance Crane Lifting Tank Top Section
  Arsenic Removal Tank

Concrete Meter Pits and Valve Structures Sized Just for Your Project

Valves Pre-Installed in Valve Chamber
Advance Concrete Products Crane Setting Top Section
Advance Concrete Products welcomes you to install your interior vault piping and valves in our concrete structures at our Highland, Michigan plant. The photograph on the left shows a customer who chose to save money on his project by doing just that!  This precast concrete valve vault was outfitted in our yard prior to delivery, including Link Seals for watertight pipe penetrations, exterior coating, pre-installed steps, and a precast concrete 4' x 4' riser with an aluminum hatch cast-in during production.

Whether you are looking for a 12' x 6' x 7' tall precast concrete standard size meter pit or a custom 8'-6 1/2" x 9'-4" x 8' tall custom size meter pit, you've found the right manufacturer by visiting the Advance Concrete Products Co. website.  On this page, you will find some of our standard sizes to download, showing different examples.  All are adjustable in height.  We have many forms to meet your dimensional requirements closest to the half-inch.  

If you can't find the size you need, you can order a custom size precast concrete meter pit or valve vault, as shown in the photograph on the right hand side. A panelized concrete vault was made exactly to the dimensions they needed, fitting their exact requirements for their valve, including Link Seals for watertight pipe penetrations.  Contact us at 248-887-4173 or to discuss how we can save you money on your meter pit and valve vault project.

Options For Your Precast Concrete Structures From Advance

  Valve Vault
  Valve Vault Roof Install
Below, please see options available for a precast concrete meter pit, geothermal vault and concrete valve structure that may be advantageous for your particular meter or valve project:

* Aluminum Spring Loaded Access Hatches
* Precast Concrete Riser Sections
* Cast-in Pipe Sleeves or Cores
* Watertight Boots or Sealing Gaskets for Pipe Openings
* Aluminum, Galvanized Steel or Non-Metallic Ladders
* Polypropylene Coated Steel Steps
* Precast Concrete Sump Structure with Grate (plastic or cast iron)
* Cast Iron Frames and Access Covers
* Exterior Plant-Applied Damproofing
* Membrane Waterproofing Pre-Installed at our Location
* Our Trailer Mounted Crane Can Save You Rental Crane Charges

Valves and Piping Can Be Installed Prior to Delivery

Bottom Vault Section
Completed Meter Vault with Riser
Advance Concrete Products is proud to have provided a valve vault, complete with riser, for this important remediation project at the Detroit Wildlife Refuge.  The precast concrete assembly was outfitted at our yard prior to delivery with valves, piping, and supports, saving valuable time and money on the job.  The contractor also chose to have Advance apply two coats of exterior damproofing on the concrete structure at our plant to decrease permeability.  We are excited to be part of the vast improvements occurring in the city of Detroit and surrounding areas.

The 44-acre Refuge Gateway is located on the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River in Trenton, Michigan. It is a brownfield site that is being restored as the Refuge Gateway.  Over 50 years ago the entire Refuge Gateway shoreline of the Trenton Channel was filled to accommodate the industrial development of the site, destroying many coastal wetlands.  Restoration work at the site will recreate a more natural shoreline at the Refuge Gateway from upland habitats through shrub-scrub, emergent wetlands, submergent wetlands, and transitioning out to paulstrine habitats. In total, 18 acres of wetlands and 26 acres of prairie/buffer habitats will be restored at the Refuge Gateway. 

The innovative restoration work being completed at the Refuge Gateway represents a net gain in wetlands in an area that has lost 97% of its coastal wetlands to development. By restoring these coastal wetlands and adjacent buffer habitats, the ecological buffer is being improved for Humbug Marsh, Michigan's only Wetland of International Importance. 
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8'x4'x6' Meter Pit

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