Types of roadworks
Surface dressing is the most cost-effective way to prolong the life of roads that show minor signs of deterioration. It improves the road surface, skid resistance and seals the surface to stop water getting in. This protects it from damage caused by severe winter weather conditions and traffic.
A thin film of bitumen is sprayed on to the road surface followed by one or two layers of chippings. The chippings are then rolled into the bitumen to form an interlocking, long lasting surface.
We close the road to carry out the work, but it's completed quickly and can be driven on straight away under reduced speed limits (to protect road workers and the public, as well as reduce the risk of damage from loose chippings).
- Economical and preventative surface treatment for roads
- Great in urban areas
Microasphalt is an economical way of resurfacing roads which are starting to show the first signs of wear and tear. This is used when the structure of the road is good but the very top surface is beginning to wear and needs sealing to stop water getting in, preventing major deterioration. Treatments usually take place between May and September.
Thermal road repairs
- A great way to use existing materials
- Tackles potholes
We use heat to reform carriageways to a very high standard. The thermal heat process ensures surrounding areas are not damaged. The process does not require the full use of planers, tippers, bitumen sprayers or loaders which means less noise. Jointless repairs use 80 to 90% recycled materials that eliminate landfill waste and lower the carbon footprint of the repair.
- An effective and efficient road surface treatment
- Great for rural roads
The Roadmaster is an all-in-one spray injection chip patching system requiring just one person.
It treats surface defects effectively - sealing the target area, filling cracking and removing potholes whilst regulating the surface. It produces a better finish and it reduces the likelihood of road repairs failing prematurely.
Last updated 22 December 2022