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Case Study

Cortez Plaza East – Manatee County, FL

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Project Overview

Engineers faced with replacement of the existing stormwater conveyance system at the Cortez Plaza East in Bradenton, FL were aware their options for ballasting the Duramax 72” pipe would be a challenge.


They were dealing with saturated soils and a high water table, Platipus Engineers and technical staff were able to assist the project’s engineers in selection of the Platipus B4 10 Ton pipe buoyancy control system to economically and effectively resist uplift forces. 3 B4 pipe kits (each kit includes 2 anchors, strapping and a load retention buckle) were specified to be installed for every 20’ of pipe, a total of 344 kits were successfully installed.