UK Roads Maintenance & Repair Show
The first UK Roads Maintenance & Repair Show is running in conjunction with the established UK Concrete Show at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 22nd & 23rd February.
Asphalt Reinforcement Services Ltd will be among 50 top industry exhibitors at the event which Stephen Child, Chairman of ADEPT, is endorsing as “essential attendance for all involved in highway maintenance”.
Click here to find out more about the show and make sure that you come and visit us on stand 71.
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Low rainfall leads to drought damaged pavements
Although you might not think it true, rainfall in the UK over the past couple of years has been unusually low, with 950.5mm in 2010 and 1166.2mm in 2011 compared with 1337.3mm in 2000 and 1283.7 in 20021. These recent drier years have resulted in drought damage to highways across the UK.
Drought damage can cause sometimes dangerous undulating vertical alignment, isolated humps, transverse/longitudinal cracks and general deterioration to pavements. Local authorities in the most affected areas of the UK such as the East of England, have called on the government to provide funding to help repair millions of pounds worth of damage to roads caused by the on-going drought conditions.
Drought conditions tend to be at their worst in areas which have high levels of clay, peat or glaciated chalk in the soil. The moisture content in the soil beneath the roads causes the pavements to fall and shrink, causing severe damage. Due to the amount of damage many authorities are facing, they are simply struggling to keep up with the pace of maintenance and mounting costs.
1data from www.metoffice.gov.uk