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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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 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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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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