Case studies

road repair

Case Study: road repair – joint and crack repairs

Background

A road repair contract involving the delivery of a cost-effective joint and crack sealing service for a town centre area as part of an improvement programme, ensuring minimal disruption and maximised durability.

  • Client: City & County of Swansea
  • Project name: road repair – joint and crack repairs
  • Duration: Three weeks
  • Date: March 2011

Solution

With extensive expertise in providing a range of carriageway maintenance and road repair services, we recommended a cost-effective solution, especially targeted at repairing fretted joints and cracks for carriageways and footways.

Used widely for clients nationwide, the road repair solution demonstrated proven processes and composition to repair cracks and fretted joints up to 40mm. Its excellent durability was also particularly appealing in view of minimising the frequency of future maintenance and disruption.

Delivery and outcomes 

Taking the utmost care and precision at every stage of the process, we worked closely with the client to plan the works.

Whilst we have an in-house traffic management capability, to foster local sustainability and maximise local knowledge, we appointed a local SME supply chain partner to undertake the traffic management aspects of the network. This was planned in a co-ordinated approach with representatives from client and local business via a partnering forum.

In order to ensure minimal disruption, we delivered the project on restricted hours, and maximised productivity through effective co-ordination.

The project was delivered on time, in budget and with minimal disruption and zero incidents, and by completing preventative maintenance to the centre joint, the life expectancy of the footway and carriageway has been extended by several years.

As a result, the client appointed us on subsequent joint, crack repair, and road repair programmes as a way of extending the lifecycle of the network and minimising the need for full road resurfacing programmes.