Saturday, November 26th, 2016

How to become certified as a road contractor

With more than 245,000 miles of road surface to be maintained and mended, Britain is reliant on a small army of road contractors to keep traffic moving, planes taking off and landing, and pedestrians and cyclists free from the mercies of potholes and cracked pavements. The integrity of our road surfaces is critical to our 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

High friction surfacing benefits

Developed in the United States in the 1950s, high friction surfacing is a hero road surface that in the subsequent years must have saved literally thousands of lives. Providing a virtually skid-proof surface, this top dressing of calcined bauxite can be applied by hot or cold methods onto prepared road surfaces—and the resulting benefits to 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The top 7 challenges facing asphalt contractors

When it comes to laying and maintaining the surfaces of Britain’s roads, the UK’s asphalt contractors have their work cut out. There are more than 245 thousand miles of public roads, and the work doesn’t end there—cycle tracks, pedestrian paths, car parks, airport runways, private roads, ports and freight depots all need to be kept 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Road surface companies and the roads they cover

Road surface companies have certainly got their work cut out for them: Britain has more than 245,000 miles of road and the figure grows by no small amount each year.  This is 5,800 miles more than there were 20 years ago, and during that time the length of main roads and motorways has increased by 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Surfacing contractor helped by ARCDESO®

As a surfacing contractor or employer of surfacing contractors, you’ll know all about timing issues and how labour and resource costs spiral when work is slow or delayed. The key to efficient reactive maintenance is time spent on task— and isn’t there something to be said for improving the planning and design process before the 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Surfacing airport runways – safety and speed

Delayed flights cost huge sums of money, so airport runways need to operate at optimal capacity at all times. Surfacing airport runways need to be undertaken fast as a minute’s delay to a take-off time can run into thousands of pounds of extra costs for the airline and the airport. But safety is also paramount, 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

What makes Asphalt Reinforcement Services one of the leading asphalt companies?

Over 20 million tons of asphalt are produced in the UK each year, with 2014 and 2015 seeing the market once again growing after a period of stagnation. Damaged road surfaces are not only dangerous but they also cost local authorities more and more money in maintenance and compensation pay-outs. In other words, using high 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The asphalt suppliers’ conundrum

Repeat business and asphalt suppliers… It’s an age-old business model—make your first sale to a client and then build a relationship with them based on repeat business. The cost of sales is significantly lower for returning clients and creating customer loyalty is vital to maintaining this easier income stream. This model works brilliantly for consumables, 

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Products for car park surfaces

Products for car park surfaces When it comes to asphalt, not all of it is on the road. There are literally thousands of acres of car parks in the UK and their surfaces need to be just as safe and drive-worthy as any highway. Retail parks, leisure centres, cinema complexes, sports facilities—just think of the 

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

There’s no need for reflective cracking next winter

Winter is often the most stressful time for roads and those in charge of maintaining them, with reflective cracking and potholes being two of the greatest challenges to keep on top of. The recent wet winters, record rainfall and severe flooding, have caused unprecedented reflective cracking across the road network. Also, frost damage to road 

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