As well as providing specialist road marking services, we are also able to offer our pothole repair solution around the UK, 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. Potholes cause one third mechanical failures on UK roads which can cost motorists an estimated £2.8 billion every year (Statistic from potholes.co.uk). This can be from axle or suspension failure. With the authorities paying out more than £30 million in compensation claims because of poor roads; not to mention road maintenance in England and Wales being underfunded by £1 billion every year, it’s no wonder that the demand for pothole repairs is growing.
Why do potholes occur?
A pothole occurs when the surface of the road or footpath has been eroded and a hollow is formed. The worst weather conditions in 30 years have left roads across the country exposed to a condition known as freeze-thaw. However, they can also be damaged by excessive heat, wear and tear and, of course, time. These elements damage roads in wet and particularly freezing conditions. Water gathering in cracks in the roads expands when frozen, causing the surface to break up, which results in deeper than usual potholes appearing. Once you have a weakness in the road, the damage is compounded and accelerated by traffic.
We repair potholes and other road defects to ensure safe access for all road users, and to maintain the structure of the road or footway in accordance with our Highway Safety Inspection manual.
How do you repair a pothole?
There are many ways to repair a pothole, but we believe we have the best method. A pothole repair involves the cutting out of the weakened area to form a rectangular shape. The hole is then cleaned out and painted with a coat of liquid bituminous binder. This acts as an adhesive when the hole is filled with a layer of bitumen road surface material.
We believe we’re one of the most versatile road marking and maintenance companies in the country, offering a wide range of services to our customers’ specifications. Our commitment to a full nationwide coverage, including major cities, ensures we are the road marking company of choice.