Now you see it. Now you don’t!

Posted on: 25 June 2020

During construction we occasionally have had items stolen from site but this is rare. Bridges are occasionally damaged superficially by vandals but this is less common than one might expect. This week we have had the entire parapet stolen from one of our bridges on a remote nature reserve. Before After  They have not been stolen for scrap as the price of galvanised steel is very low and the effort to remove them and extract them from a difficult site would not be justified. They have been recognised for the high quality they are and have been stolen for another project!    

What is a Catch Pit?

Posted on: 11 June 2020

I am sure you have noticed that our weather in changing? When it rains it does so more intensively. Today in South Wales at The Mumbles 68mm (two and a half inches) fell in 24 hours. When this happens it can overwhelm drainage systems if there are any.   In rural areas roads become rivers as the water runs off fields to add to the water which has fallen on the rad itself. With the drains choked the water will run downhill until it finds a route off the road. If you are unlucky this may be into your drive. Hundreds of gallons can flood into your property and if you are unlucky into your home.   There are some measures you can take to reduce the impact. One is to collect the water as it comes into your property and divert it ideally back off your property away from vulnerable places. A catch pit does this. The unit needs to be able to cope with high in coming flows but also needs...