Please feel free to call any of the
By Ricky LaPrade
Pct 1 commissioner
- Dallas County- Roger Miller, Road
and Bridge- 972-255-2378
- Chambers County- Don Brandon, Engineer-
- Upshur County pct.1- Jerry Orms,
- Upshur County pct.4- Russell Green,
Kaufman County- Jerry Brewer, Commissioner- 903-935-4865
- City of Tallulah- C.J. Owney, Pub.
- East Carol Parrish- Fred Boughton,
- Van Zandt County- Ricky Lapard, 903-962-3505
- K & L Supply- Phil Landis, 800-288-2744
- Parker County- Danny Choate, 817-220-7218
- Lamar County- Mike Blackbum, 903-785-2252
- Goliad County- Jerry Rodriguez, 361-439-7509
- San Patricion County- Fred Nardini,
Harrison County- John Paul Jones, County Engr.- 903-935-4868
Wise County- Mike Richardson, Commissioner- 940-433-5365
- Click Here for CULVERT FLOODING STORY!
- Many of the culverts in Van Zandt
County as in other counties, are so clogged that water cannot
- run through them.
- When water cannot run through the
culvert it will run over it or around it, washing out the roads
- and driveways, and many times flooding
homes and property.
- When water stands in ditches, it
creates a health hazard. It becomes breeding grounds for deadly
- disease-carrying mosquitoes.
- In September 2001, Monroe, La., and
Ouchita Parish exhausted their budgets trying to combat the
- mosquitoes carrying an epidemic which
took the lives of several people and made many others sick.
- The cost of cleanup and repair after
heavy rains takes a huge bite out of many limited budgets.
- Until now counties and cities have
struggled with this problem, digging up culverts and trying to
- clean them out by standing them on
end and shaking the blockage out.
- In almost all cases, the culverts
are so damaged they have had to be replaced. This is a long and
- expensive process.
- I know that $1 spent on preventive
maintenance is equal to $10 saved on repairs. I looked at this
- situation and decided that a Porta-Mole
Culvert Cleaner is the quickest and most economical tool
- on the market. It requires only two
people to operate it with no heavy equipment involved.
- Thanks to this decision, the county
is already cleaning out culverts which have been clogged for
Jerry Rodriguez- Goliad, TX County Commissioner "
The Porta-Mole Culvert Cleaning System
saves roads, time and money and is good public relations for
Dear Mr. Barton
We purchased the Porta-Mole Culvert
Cleaning System on January 29, 2001 and are very
pleased with the results.
We have eliminated the need to tie
up expensive equipment and waste man hours digging up
culverts to beat out the trash. It took only 2 men and a pick-up
truck to pull a trailer. This saves
us time and money since we can clean out a culvert in a matter
As County Commissioner Precinct 4,
Kaufman County, I highly recommend your Culvert
Cleaning System to anyone who is responsible for cleaning culverts.
Harrison County Road and Bridge Department
Dear Mr. Herriford,
We would like to express our satisfaction
with the effectiveness of the Porta-Mole Culvert Cleaning System
that your company manufactured and supplied to Harrison County.
We use the system an average of two
days per week for maintaining both the driveways and cross culverts.
The system does a more thorough job in less time than any other
process that we used in the past. It allows
us to clean a series of culverts in less time with less equipment
and fewer people than cleaning one culvert
in the past. In addition, we are able to clean culverts that
previously would have been replaced.
Due to the simplicity and cost effectiveness,
we recommend the Porta-Mole Culvert Cleaning System for
any entity that is responsible for culvert maintenance.
John Wiley Price- Dallas, TX County
Commissioner " We bought our system in July and it paid
itself on the very first project alone. Tell all my colleagues
about it and I'm personally ecstatic!"
Upshur, TX County Commissioner " We can clean culverts in
minutes and not worry
about having to replace the culvert. I was wondering if anyone
invent a devise to clean out
culvert pipes quickly and inexpensively."
Jerry Greer-Harrison County "We
pull the self contained rig up to the job site, unload, clean
culvert, reload and drive off in one hour. Roger Sanders road
crew are cleaning out culvert
pipes that have never been cleaned out before."
Mike Richardson-Wise County Commissioner
" The Porta-Mole System is an ideal way to keep
your fixed overhead labor doing something useful when the weather
prohibits road work. The
other day one crew did a near impossible job perfectly and saved
us 300 to 400 dollars. By the
way, our crews really like using the machine."
To whom it may concern,
In precinct #1 we have had a number of drainage problems due
to clogged culvert
drains. A few months ago while at a seminar, I was introduced
to a culvert
cleaning system called "Porta-Mole".
In the past we had to dig up the culvert,
stand it on end and shake it out to clean
it, then replace it.
With the "Porta-Mole", we
can now clean several culverts in the same length
of time it used to take just to clean one.
We have had our "Porta-Mole"
approximately one month and it has almost
paid for itself in just that short period of time.
It is completely self contained and
requires no other equipment other
than a pick-up truck to transport it to the job site and just
to operate it safely.
To me, this is one of those purchases
that a person doesn't regret
making and I am extremely pleased with it.