An ever evolving problem, but how do they occur?
What causes a pothole?
Potholes are formed when water seeps into the surface and freezes. The expansion of the freezing process creates cracking to the surface, these cracks deteriorate over time and vehicle weight. Once thawed voids, caused by the evaporated water, collapse due to the weight and volume of traffic creating a pot hole at the surface.
The voids created are a clear reason why a pothole must be repaired correctly to avoid increasing the size of the problem, including areas surrounding, simply filling a pothole is not the solution.
As the UK braces for wintery showers and freezing temperatures throughout our winter season it is important sites monitor there surfaces for cracking and potholes, maintaining a safe, compliant site for staff and visitors. It is vital issues are repaired as quickly as possible preventing further water ingress, resulting in problems and further disruption.
Featured Case studies
Take a close look at some of our completed case studies from across the UK.
Our client approached OUTCO following severe dilapidation to the entranceway into the safari park and main car parks. Repairs were required to 39 areas, with a limited budget due to the parks closure, in line with COVID pandemic protocols, OUTCO maximised the repairs within the budget available.
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