Culvert pipe for driveways can be purchased at home improvement stores as well as specialty stores. Culvert pipe is sometimes called corrugated drainage pipe, sluice pipe or flex pipe.
Driveway culvert pipes are used to drain water away from buildings and other areas susceptible to pooling water. Pipes are often installed underneath the driveway, so they must be strong enough to withstand the weight of a vehicle. Culvert pipes are typically either steel or a reinforced heavy-gauge polyvinyl chlorideplastic.
Most counties and towns require a building permit before culvert pipe can be installed to an existing driveway. A permit ensures that the installation as planned is performed according to code.