What type of bituminous emulsion is used for road work?

Bitumen emulsion is a liquid composed of three liquid materials: water, bitumen and an emulsifier. It is used in the course of road works to seal r...

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What is the best type of asphalt repair?

Asphalt repair is used to patch a number of surface deformations and for pothole repair. It ...

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What are spray tankers used for?

Spray tankers are a type of HGV commonly used to apply surface dressing binder and bond coat in the course of

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Can asphalt be laid in cold weather?

While the weather can be unpredictable (particularly here in the UK), there are optimum times of the year for laying asphalt. There are also certai...

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What is asphalt sealing?

Asphalt sealing, sometimes referred to as seal coating, involves applying a protective coat...

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What is highway preservation?

Highway preservation is work undertaken to improve or sustain the quality of transport...

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What are highway bond coats?

Highway bond coats, also known as tack coats, are used to stick an asphalt overlay to an asphalt substrate. The construction of roads generally inv...

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How long does a road surface last?

The lifespan of a road surface depends on many factors including construction, geology, traffic volumes, and weather. For example, roads in areas w...

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How do you report a pothole?

Potholes and surface defects on roads are a big problem in the UK. Not only do they look unsightly, they also pose a real safety hazard to road use...

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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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