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Ultracrete Keeps Northumbria On Tap

Posted: Wednesday 26th March 2014

Ultracrete’s Instant Road Repair® in red has been used to install a number of water meters within red asphalt areas of the North East.

Northumbria Water contracted utility infrastructure supplier, Fastflow Pipeline Utilities, to carry out the installations in a number of footways.

Existing asphalt was removed and holes excavated to house the water meters. Meters were surface finished using Ultracrete’s HAPAS Approved Instant Road Repair, cold lay surfacing asphalt concrete in red.

The excavated asphalt was replaced with Ultracrete Instant Road Repair® because it is approved for use as a first time permanent reinstatement and meets the requirements of the Specification of the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH). The benefits of this type of repair material are many and include a reduction in repetitive maintenance and associated costs, disruption to the public and a positive improvement to the asset and long term performance

Furthermore the product comes in handy 25kg re-sealable buckets, perfect for this project where a relatively small amount was required, a quantity that isn’t available from the local hot asphalt plant which generally supplies in bulk.

The work had to be carried out and open to traffic within a tight time frame, to minimise disruption and rental charges. Ultracrete Instant Road Repair® can be trafficked immediately once compacted and can be used in all weathers, and allowed the work to complete on time.

Fastflow Pipeline’s found the material to be ‘fast, economical and efficient’ having used it for a number years with very few problems or failures reported.

Ultracrete Instant Road Repair® is available in red and black 6mm for permanent repairs in footways, footpaths and cycle tracks and in black 10mm for type 3 & 4 roads. It is ideal for planned and reactive maintenance and its proven track record offers a lasting solution and excellent value.

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