IRR the Answer to Solihull’s Pothole Problems…

IRR the Answer to Solihull’s Pothole Problems… from Instarmac Group

By: Instarmac Group  25/08/2009
Keywords: construction materials, concrete, CEMENT


... Metropolitan Borough Council have their Potholes under control with Ultracrete Instant Road Repair – the First Time Permanent Pothole Repair Solution.

Ringway, the Term Maintenance Contractors operating the highways on behalf of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC), operate a number of teams known as Incident Response Units (IRU’s). One of their main responsibilities is to ensure all potholes on the roads of are kept to a minimum.

Originally their Incident Response Units would carry out interim repairs, proving costly to Ringway and the local council. Labour, Traffic Management costs, Plant hire and fuel costs were increasing, resulting in an unproductive way to work. 

Ringway and Solihull MBC required a product that would efficiently repair the potholes with only one site visit required and a product that would reduce their overhead costs.

Ultracrete Instant Road Repair (IRR) and Ultracrete SCJ (Spray applied Bitumen Cold Joint Sealer) from the brand ULTRACRETE were introduced help them over come their pothole problems.

Ultracrete Instant Road Repair is a permanent pothole repair solution for roads, pavements, driveways and car parks. It can be trafficked instantly in wet, freezing and hot conditions and is compatible with the existing flexible surface.

Ultracrete SCJ is a bitumen cold joint sealant spray, designed to seal and waterproof vertical edges of macadam and asphalt reinstatements promoting durability and longevity in temporary and permanent reinstatements.

A simple 3-step application: (1) ensure the pothole is free of debris and standing water, (2) Apply Ultracrete SCJ spray sealant to pothole edges and (3) Apply Ultracrete Instant Road Repair slightly proud of the pothole and compact with a hand tamper, meant that Ringway’s Incident Response Units were able to effectively repair potholes immediately with no second site visits required.

For further information on Ultracrete Instant Road Repair (IRR) and Ultracrete SCJ, or other products from the Ultracrete range of mortars, cements, concretes and surface sealants contact the Instarmac® Group plc, Birch Coppice Business Park, Dordon Tamworth, B78 1SE. Tel: 01827 871871. Fax: 01827 874466. Email:   Website:

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