Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Win Win Solution to Deficit Budgets

When it comes to helping Local Authorities and Highways England maximise their road maintenance budgets Asphalt Reinforcement Services tick all the boxes. Our GlasGrid and GridSeal pavement reinforcement systems not only prolong pavement life but are also extremely cost efficient. In 2007 in collaboration with the Highways Agency and Lafarge Contracting, Asphalt Reinforcement Services Ltd 

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Early collaboration key to better carriage condition

Specialist input may be required sooner rather than later to ensure timely highway intervention Highway managers need to engage earlier with the supply chain to ensure the most suitable treatment is chosen for prolonging the life of worn pavement and the best return for their investment So says Asphalt Reinforcement Services managing director Howard Cooke, 

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Friday, June 29th, 2018

Transportation Professional June 2018

Road reinforcement solution proven in south Wales Rate of cracking in micro asphalt has been reduced on a street in Cardiff with the introduction of geotextile reinforcement. Use of a geotextile reinforcement system to extend pavement life is proving successful on a residential road in Cardiff following an installation by specialist contractor Asphalt Reinforcement Services. 

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Friday, March 9th, 2018

Cardiff city council Penarth road and Mercia road

Glaspave 50 used in the right circumstances is a valuable tool for highway engineers in managing their highway asset effectively Client: Cardiff City CouncilConsultants: InternalSite: Penarth Road and Mercia Road Cardiff Quantity: Penarth Road 1000 sq m Mercia Road 1200 sq mProduct: GlasPave 50Date: Penarth Road June 2012 Mercia Road June 2017 PHASE 1 – 

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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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