What is emulsion in road construction?

Road emulsions are liquids made up of three components: water, bitumen and emulsion. Also known as bitumen emulsions, they are most used in the con...

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What are the different types of road in the UK?

There are a few different types of road in the UK. Many of which you’ll most likely have heard of. Broadly, roads in the UK can be sorted into on...

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What are sealed roads?

Sealed roads are roads which have been sealed with the application of a surface treatment. The surface treatments that can be used to seal a road a...

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What is a pothole?

Most people have encountered a pothole, either as a road user or pedestrian. Potholes are ‘a depression or hollow in a road surface caused by wea...

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What is road surface dressing?

Road surface dressing is a treatment applied to roads that stops the deterioration of a road surface. A type of preventative road maintenan...

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Who is responsible for road repairs?

In the UK, our road network is made up of a mixture of motorways, ‘A’ roads and a combination of classified and unclassified roads. As such, it...

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What is road maintenance?

In the UK, our roads are a key national asset. They provide the foundation for our economic activity and, on a smaller level, ensure that our day-t...

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What is micro asphalt?

Micro asphalt is a form of road surfacing used in highway preservation. It is made up of a mixture of aggregat...

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