There are currently 31,000 potholes awaiting repair across nearly 12,000 miles of Britain’s roads and it is estimated they cause as many as one in 10 mechanical failures costing motorists an estimated £730 million every year.
At Instarmac we are proud to support National Pothole Day, organised and run by the website Street Repairs.
The campaign day first ran last year and has garnered support from politicians and industry experts such as the RAC.
Founder Colin Mahoney said:” “The reaction to the first National Pothole Day was overwhelming. Reports of potholes increased dramatically with over 88 per cent of reports now relating directly to potholes and increasing the awareness nationally of the seriousness of the problems and potential dangers relating to the disrepair of our roads”.
Potholes are caused by water expanding as it freezes before melting. With temperatures expected to plummet bringing freezing conditions across the Britain the problem is only going to get worse.
It is more important than ever to ensure that the materials used to repair our damaged roads are in fact proven and durable and the only real way of eliminating repeat visits and repair failures is to use materials and systems that are HAPAS approved.
Ultracrete has been investing in such solutions for over 35 years. Our cold lay asphalt products are HAPAS approved and ensure a quality, durable repair, eliminating return visits, traffic management and lane rental charges.
Authorities currently paid out £3.2 million in compensation claims the last 12 months due to poor roads, an annual increase of more than 50 per cent.
The Autumn statement saw Chancellor George Osborne announce a £250million pothole fund as part of a package of measures to improve the country’s transport network.
Colin Mahoney of Street Repairs said “I can honestly say that public sentiment is still very high in relation to this major ongoing issue and things are set to get worse.
“Once again we hope the general public will showcase what their roads and communities are really like. We would like as many people as possible to join our pothole campaign on social media and by using our free system to highlight local issues quickly and easily”.