UltraCrete supports National Pothole Day 2021

UltraCrete and passionate campaigner Mark Morrell, otherwise known as Mr Pothole, will once again join forces on National Pothole Day to raise awareness of the state of the nation’s roads and the need for additional funding from central government to tackle the growing pothole crisis.

Established in 2015 by StreetRepairs.co.uk, National Pothole Day was created to provide a place for road users to report road damage to their local council. Over the last 5 years, this movement has gained in momentum and is now a key platform for road safety awareness and education.

As a result of the publicity surrounding National Pothole Day 2020, when a bright orange tank drove through London, UltraCrete and Mr Pothole helped to secure an additional £2.5bn of funding from central government to fix potholes and resurface roads.

Building on that success, in 2021 National Pothole Day will  take the pothole crisis to the people by giving them the opportunity to express their opinions on the state of UK roads by completing the National Pothole Day 2021 road user survey.

National Pothole Day has surveyed over a thousand road users, including motorists, cyclists and motorcyclists, to understand how potholes impact the everyday road user and to truly understand what changes need to be made to make a real difference to the nation’s crumbling road network.

The campaign also extends to questioning local authorities and highway contractor firms up and down the country on their opinion on the pothole crisis, the use of quality and approved repair materials and, ultimately, how to generate much needed further funding from central government. The results of each survey will be shared in January 2021.

With over 40 years of experience of working alongside local authorities and highway contractors to develop a suite of first time permanent road repair materials, UltraCrete have plenty of expertise to ideally place  them as sponsor and champion of National Pothole Day 2021.

National Pothole Day will take place on 15th January 2021. Be the first to find out the results of their survey by following #NoMorePotholesUK on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

UltraCrete will also host a Pothole Awareness Day on 8th January 2021. To take part in the Awareness Day, or for further information on this exciting event, please email lynnef@instarmac.co.uk.

For further information on UltraCrete and their range of approved first time permanent pothole repair materials, please email ultracrete@instarmac.co.uk or visit ultracrete.co.uk.

Level and lay in a day, even over old adhesive residues, with Level IT Pro30

UltraFloor are known for providing expert and quality subfloor preparation materials specially curated to handle a variety of flooring environments. UltraFloor are proud to extend their offering to include Level IT Pro30 – a premium ‘one product does all’ solution for today’s busy flooring contractor.

Level IT Pro30 is a high performance, high tolerance, free-flowing, rapid setting and drying two-part smoothing underlayment, which can be used over most common subfloors, including old adhesive residues, without the need for priming.

This superb and versatile product has extra tolerance for on-site imperfections, which reduces the need for intensive subfloor preparation and is ideal for prepping awkward subfloors for luxury finishes in record time.

Thanks to the rapid setting properties of this fantastic product, Level IT Pro30 is guaranteed to buy you more time. With less time spent on prep and less time to set, Level IT Pro30 will save you more time twice over, leaving the client happy and increasing your productivity.

What’s more, Level IT Pro30 is unaffected by moisture, maintains excellent flow and boasts an impressive set time of just 30 minutes even in cold temperatures. Never before has a smoothing compound been so versatile and reliable in such a rapid time.

The benefits of Level IT Pro30 don’t end there. All subfloors prepared using Level IT Pro30 can accept foot traffic in as little as 30 minutes, and are ready to receive unbonded floor coverings after 45 minutes and bonded floor coverings after 90 minutes.

Working in a hospital, care home, school or other commercial setting where old floors have been ripped up but the adhesive still remains? Level IT Pro30 allows you to lay the floor in the same day.

Have you got a domestic job coming up? By using Level IT Pro30, your client can leave home in the morning and return later that day to brand new floors without any disruption.

Arm your team with Level IT Pro30 and never face delays again. For more information on Level IT Pro30, to place an order for your store, or for details of your nearest flooring distributor, please contact the UltraFloor team by calling +44 (0) 1827 254402, emailing ultrafloor@instarmac.co.uk or sending a Direct Message on any of their social media platforms.

Are you ready for winter?

At UltraCrete, our priority is to ensure that you always have the information and support you need to help make the best use of our quality road maintenance materials. With the cold weather upon us again, UltraCrete are on hand to help you choose the right products for each application to guarantee an uninterrupted workflow over the next few months.

All cementitious products are affected by temperature. The cooler it is, the slower the setting time. So in the winter months, why not upgrade to a high performance mortar? UltraCrete provide a number of different grades and their team of industry specialists are on hand to advise you on the best product to suit your project and to maintain speed of application.

For perfect workability, it is important to protect all cement-based products from wind, rain and moisture by storing them in dry, frost-free conditions. Cover your products with a waterproof sheet and stack any bags or tubs above ground, preferably on a pallet, to prevent contact with a damp and cold floor.

For wet weather conditions, when resinous products cannot be applied, why not try UltraCrete’s high performance bedding mortar – Envirobed HA104®. This superior bedding mortar has been specially formulated for bedding ductile ironwork, covers and frames, boasts exceptional tensile, compressive and bond strengths and has been HAPAS approved by the BBA as part of the UltraCrete Manhole Reinstatement System.

All UltraCrete asphalts are manufactured using the latest technology available to ensure easy working and application even in colder temperatures. However, if you experience a slight firming this can be very easily remedied by applying light pressure to the side of the bag. This will restore material to its normal consistency, allowing you to continue with your repair without delay.

What’s more, many of UltraCrete’s world leading maintenance materials can be used in temperatures lower than 5°C, allowing work to be completed all year round.

Don’t be left out in the cold. Book a free consultation with one of UltraCrete’s highway experts for a review of your winter maintenance needs and to find the perfect solution for you. Contact the team  today by calling +44 (0) 1827 254402 or email ultracrete@instarmac.co.uk.

For advice on storing, handling and preparing UltraCrete materials throughout the winter, please download a free copy of their Cold Weather Working Guide.