Manhole Cover Size Guide

How to Identify the Manhole Cover Size You Need

Is your commercial or residential property in need of a new manhole cover or frame? At Manhole Covers Direct, our engineers can create a custom cover for any size or shaped manhole. With well over 10,000 fabrications made, Manhole Covers Direct is the optimal choice for all your manhole cover-related needs.

Here’s our guide to identifying the best manhole cover size for your property.

Our Manhole Cover Size Guide

Step 1: Identify the Shape of the Manhole

The first step to obtaining a custom manhole cover is to identify the shape. Manhole covers come in a variety of shapes, including round, square, and rectangular. By identifying the shape, you can now determine the best way to measure the manhole.

Step 2: Measure the Manhole Cover

It’s not uncommon to incorrectly measure the manhole. Often, people measure the external dimensions, which will provide you with an inaccurate measurement. Instead, measure the internal dimensions. For round manholes, measure the diameter of the circle to get an accurate measurement. If the manhole is square or rectangular, you will need to measure both length and width.

For the most accurate measurement, the edge thickness of the cover must also be provided. When measuring, give a slightly smaller measurement to allow for clearance; the cover won’t fit if the diameter is too large. By providing the edge thickness measurements, you can rest assured that the new cover will not be a tripping hazard.

Step 3: Contact Manhole Covers Direct

At Manhole Covers Direct, we are the one-stop shop for all your manhole cover-related needs. We custom fabricate any size or shape manhole cover or frame to fit your needs. In addition to our custom services, we supply access manholes from 5″ through 60”. Whatever your specific application, our engineers can make it happen.

Choose Manhole Covers Direct

If you need a quick and reliable turnaround, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Manhole Covers Direct, we custom fabricate manhole covers and frames in any size to fit your needs. There is no manhole too big or too small, and there is no cover or frame that we cannot fabricate. Call us today at (973) 974-9977 or visit our website for a free quote.