Meon | A hole in the Government budget is filled
Here’s how HAPAS approved pothole repair kits can fill the hole permanently.
Potholes are one of the UK’s biggest road nuisances – with hundreds of them being reported hourly1, and millions being paid out for damaged cars every year. In fact, all of the UK’s potholes make up a space that is twice the size of the Isle of Wight! After the recent government announcement that £420million3 is to be allocated in tackling potholes, it raises the question – how can Britain’s pothole problem be solved?
There is more than one answer to this, people can campaign against potholes, report existing potholes, or even take measures to prevent them from occurring in the first place! All of which are effective methods, each tackling different stages of a pothole’s lifecycle. However, one of the most effective ways of ridding our road network of potholes is through an effective repair system. As mentioned above, the number of potholes already found on Britain’s roads is already twice the size of the Isle of Wight, and more potholes begin to form every day. This itself would reduce greatly if potholes were addressed as soon as possible and repaired using a high-quality system that has HAPAS approval.
HAPAS approval means the product has gone through a robust testing process, including laboratory and road tests, site inspection, performance trials and an evaluation of production, to ensure that it is fit for use in the public road maintenance sector. Meon has worked hard at creating an HAPAS4 approved pothole repair system that meets the needs of both road users and those repairing the holes.
PatchMaster™ is a cold-lay product meaning the application process is quick and simple, and the surface can be opened to traffic immediately after completing, saving time and money throughout the whole repair job. Coupled with a heat applied overbanding tape like HAPAS approved ThermaBand pothole contractors avoid costly call out charges on defects at a later stage by getting it right first time.