PACP Condition Grading System
It is important to acknowledge that the PACP Condition Ratings are a product of Condition Grades (1 through 5) and the number of occurrences that each Condition Grade is observed. Consider two separate pipes: one with one hole, and the other with five holes. Both pipes have the same “hole structural grade 4 severity” however, one pipe is in much worse condition than the other because the number of occurrences of the holes is greater. An overall condition must consider the severity of the defects observed as well as the extent of defects observed.