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Hanson Macadam MAXI PACK 25kg

A bitumen macadam suitable for, driveway and footpath repairs and maintenance.

UPDATE: Buy 5 (or more) and get £1 PER BAG discount instore ! !
- chalkysoil (cheers)

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http://blog.al.com/jkennedy/2008/09/pothole.jpg
#2
get mine free at work lol ....BTW dont be tempted to fix pots in your own road
#3
[SIZE="4"][COLOR="Lime"]LOL[/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE="7"][COLOR="Red"]:-D[/COLOR][/SIZE]
#4
Absolutely useless at this time of the year. Too cold.
#5
withabix
Absolutely useless at this time of the year. Too cold.


Sure the garage wouldnt mind it's company for a month or two.
#6
hotmik
http://blog.al.com/jkennedy/2008/09/pothole.jpg


http://i48.tinypic.com/vx1cia.jpg

:-D
#7
just bought 18,000 bags of these - will donate to Aberdeen City Council roads dept . . . . . . .
#8
Councils will need a few of these after all that grit salt they have used
#9
this stuff is only any good for a driveway would be useless in high traffic areas
#10
i have just used it - brilliant.

will let council know in the morning.
#11
I think it could also be used by NHS dentists.
#12
I can't see any pot holes in my drive, the snow is covering them :D
suspended#13
On Crookston road you'd need to spend half a day filling the craters before they could even be called pot holes.
#14
So you're telling me when they make roads, they are not snow proof? How does fluffy snow cause pot holes? yet to see roads in West London with pot holes caused by the cold weather.
#15
azzy129
So you're telling me when they make roads, they are not snow proof? How does fluffy snow cause pot holes? yet to see roads in West London with pot holes caused by the cold weather.


Clearly water gets into a crack freezes, expands and over a number of days,weeks ect will cause it to crack and make a whole... basic science?
banned#16
azzy129
So you're telling me when they make roads, they are not snow proof? How does fluffy snow cause pot holes? yet to see roads in West London with pot holes caused by the cold weather.


tiny cracks appear in worn road, water gets in, it freezes, when water freezes it expands making the tiny gap bigger. When a lorry then drives over the big crack it knocks it free from the rest of the tarmac. More water gets in freezes makes the hole even bigger and so is the cycle of worn roads.
#17
The snow melts to water

The water gets into the cracks in the road

The water freezes and expands

The newly expanded ice pushes up the road surface (water expands when frozen)

Cars drive over the loosened surface and takes off the surface

Repeat last above point(s) until you end up bending your alloy.
#18
jamstaruk1972
this stuff is only any good for a driveway would be useless in high traffic areas

So OK for the bedroom but not for the kitchen then?
#19
:lol:
#20
azzy129
So you're telling me when they make roads, they are not snow proof? How does fluffy snow cause pot holes? yet to see roads in West London with pot holes caused by the cold weather.

What causes them there then?
#21
bbdom
The snow melts to water

The water gets into the cracks in the road

The water freezes and expands

The newly expanded ice pushes up the road surface (water expands when frozen)

Cars drive over the loosened surface and takes off the surface

Repeat last above point(s) until you end up bending your alloy.





Ahh I c... we have a einstein working here then.... explain why they put salt on the snow now...

Anyway saw a looooong crack on the motorway today - was thinking about that movie 2012... then went past that bloody NEC off the M42 in Birmingham... looks like a fault line....................
#22
Just be wary of anyone turning up on a horse and offering to lay it.
#23
Hope B&Q have got lots of stock! They've estimated that there are around 1,500,000 potholes out there to be fixed! I think they're waiting until they all join into one big one before they try to fix them! ;-)
#24
jerdeber
just bought 18,000 bags of these - will donate to Aberdeen City Council roads dept . . . . . . .


Can Dyce be first on the list? :whistling:
#25
The snow melts to water

The water gets into the cracks in the road

The water freezes and expands

The newly expanded ice pushes up the road surface (water expands when frozen)

Cars drive over the loosened surface and takes off the surface

Repeat last above point(s) until you end up bending your alloy.
The roads in Iceland, Sweden and a whole host of other wet, snowy places must be really pants then.:thinking:
#26
#27
azzy129
So you're telling me when they make roads, they are not snow proof? How does fluffy snow cause pot holes? yet to see roads in West London with pot holes caused by the cold weather.


Its the wrong kind of snow thats falling at the moment :)

I used to work on the railways
#28
londislagerhound
Just be wary of anyone turning up on a horse and offering to lay it.


or in a white van asking for paymnet first (the caravan attatched to the back of the van is a dead giveaway
#29
peroxidase
Councils will need a few of these after all that grit salt they have used


Don't know which council you live in, but the one I live in has no idea what grit is!
#30
babylon
The roads in Iceland, Sweden and a whole host of other wet, snowy places must be really pants then.:thinking:


If you build and maintain the road properly then they will have less places for the water to get into. Quite often road surfaces are resin covered which makes them even more durable.

Obviously good drainage and proper repair of previous potholes is a must (rather than plugging the hole with a "temporary" repair of a bit of tarmac then forgetting about it until the water gets under the "temporary" repair).
#31
babylon
The roads in Iceland, Sweden and a whole host of other wet, snowy places must be really pants then.:thinking:


Dunno about Sweden but many city centre roads in Finland are cobbled, some of the back roads are erm, pants though.
#32
karem_lore
Don't know which council you live in, but the one I live in has no idea what grit is!


You can have some of mine, my teeth have been producing a huge amount since SKY claimed the weather as an act of God and refused to install for the 4th time. I've tried thecouncils but they don't seem to want it!
#33
Most of the side roads are dirt tracks mainly because they flex and form an elastic road coating. Otherwise the road budget in these countries is much higher and the roads are fully resurfaced every 5 years (in Finland at least for the main roads).
#34
How does fluffy snow cause pot holes?

Info here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8453969.stm
#35
out of stock Canterbury, Whitstable, Dover. I've been buying this stuff in Wickes for about £4 a bag for a year or two, just looked and seen the price there has doubled... hot
#36
Sarcastically or not, unsuitable thread title for what is a product designed for private use on drives.

It’s likely that some less than intelligent people out there will endeavour to go out and use something like this on the public highway and will fall foul of the law.
#37
babylon
The roads in Iceland, Sweden and a whole host of other wet, snowy places must be really pants then.:thinking:


Since the weather stays below freezing for longer periods, there's less melt/refreeze cycling.

Also, places like the USA north, have an "orange barrel season" after winter where the councils are out patching up the damaged roads.
#38
Zico
Sarcastically or not, unsuitable thread title for what is a product designed for private use on drives.

It’s likely that some less than intelligent people out there will endeavour to go out and use something like this on the public highway and will fall foul of the law.


Exactly! This product should absolutely NOT be used on public roads, nor would the Highways Authority even consider using it.
#39
jerdeber
just bought 18,000 bags of these - will donate to Aberdeen City Council roads dept . . . . . . .


You might wanna double that order mate - been up to Fraserburgh lately?
#40
azzy129
So you're telling me when they make roads, they are not snow proof? How does fluffy snow cause pot holes? yet to see roads in West London with pot holes caused by the cold weather.


try driving on proper roads outside of london

when it's hot the roads melt

when it's freezing they crumble

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