CULTEC Releases New Bed Design Aides

BROOKFIELD, CT/May 14, 2010 - CULTEC, Inc. has released its new Bed Design Aides that show how to draw Contactor® and Recharger® stormwater management systems in CAD for the customers who wish to do it manually. The Bed Design Aides are available for the following models: Contactor 100 and Recharger 150, 280, 330XL and V8.

The Bed Design Aides offer engineers a visual starting point to help lay out a typical underground chamber system. They detail installed chamber lengths, typical center-to-center spacing and a list of materials.

Customers can access the Bed Design Aides on the Downloads page of the CULTEC website: CAD versions are also available as zipped files on the right-hand side of the individual chamber pages on the company's website.

As an alternative to manual design, CULTEC offers its StormGenie(TM) AutoCAD® plug-in for designing underground stormwater systems. To download StormGenie(TM), visit For more information on designing stormwater systems with CULTEC products, please call CULTEC at 203-775-4416 or visit


In 1986, CULTEC introduced its Contactor® and Recharger® HDPE septic and stormwater chambers and helped begin a revolution toward the use of plastic construction products. Since then, several product developments and strategic alliances have made CULTEC a cutting-edge R&D-based manufacturer. CULTEC chambers can be used as subsurface retention or detention systems and as replacements for ponds, concrete structures or pipe and stone installations.

CULTEC manufactures nine different chamber sizes ranging from 8.5" - 32" to accommodate almost any site parameter. The chambers' perforated sidewalls and fully open bottoms promote maximum infiltration capability and allow for the transfer of high volumes of water at a low velocity. The units can be installed singularly or in series in single- or multi-layer beds.

In addition, CULTEC developed its own in-line side portal manifold system, which eliminates the need for a conventional pipe header system, and water quality unit for maintaining CULTEC chamber systems. CULTEC products meet H-25 wheel load requirements, have a 10-year warranty and are currently modeled in HydroCAD®, Bentley Systems, Inc.'s PondPack®, BOSS International's StormNET®, and Streamline Technologies' ICPR®.

CULTEC's technical staff offers free design assistance including preliminary calculations and job-specific CAD details. A free CULTEC StormGenie(TM) AutoCAD® Plug-In for designing CULTEC systems and a free HydroCAD CULTEC custom edition are also available from the company. In addition, CULTEC products can contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council's credits, under the LEED rating system, when the project is designed per LEED requirements.

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