Early Winter Snowfall Predicted For UK and Ireland – Are you prepared?
Highway Maintenance, Pothole Repair
Temperatures are expected to plummet well below average from October...this spells bad news for Britain’s roads, many of which are still recovering from last year’s prolonged periods of extreme cold weather.
These harsh conditions took their toll on the highway infrastructure with record numbers of potholes reported. Potholes are responsible for a third of mechanical issues on UK roads and cost British motorists an estimated £2.8 billion every year, furthermore local authorities currently pay out more than £50 million in compensation claims due to the poor state of our roads, according to the pothole.co.uk website.
All this considered, many local authorities have already started preparing for a repeat of last winter’s Big Freeze. The National Roads Authority has ordered an additional 80,000 tonnes of rock salt to treat the road network in anticipation for the rise in demand of supplies, as well as improved shipping conditions at this time of year.
But salt and grit aren’t the only winter essentials! Pothole repair is increasingly on the agenda and local authorities are being encouraged to keep stock so that repair work can be carried out swiftly to prevent further deterioration.
Ultracrete can help! Ultracrete’s BBA/HAPAS Approved Permanent Pothole Repair has been specially formulated to include fully graded, high PSV interlocking aggregate, specially prepared bitumen and the latest in industry technology – bringing you over 30 years of highway maintenance experience in a 25 kg tub.
Ultracrete’s Permanent Pothole Repair is the only pothole repair material that has HAPAS certification from the BBA. It can be used in wet, freezing and hot conditions and is instantly traffickable! It has enhanced workability too, enabling it to be used straight from the tub - perfect for use during the cold snap! Moreover, it has a high skid resistance value (SRV) ≥ 88 for improved safety - good news for motorists - and exceptional durability and rut resistance for up to 12 months and beyond.
Ultracrete’s Permanent Pothole Repair is a suitable solution for roads, pavements, driveways and car parks. The product’s simple application method provides any contractor with a quick and effective way of repairing potholes - the ideal addition to your winter maintenance kit!
Call now to solve your pothole problems on +44(0)1827 871871 or email: [email protected] for further details.
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