LMS Highways have grown and developed from a regional road marking subcontractor to a national supplier of specialist highways maintenance projects including high early strength concrete repair works and associated civil engineering projects.

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At LMS Highways we proudly offer a variety of Highway repair services across the UK, most frequently delivering concrete repairs, specialist surfacing and various line marking. Recently we’ve experienced an increasing demand for ironwork repairs.

Over the past few months our crews have been delivering urgent ironwork repairs along main trunk roads throughout the UK. Working overnight within a road or lane closure the team will remove, re-bed and reinstall the ironwork using a specialist mastic material which is designed to withstand heavy trafficking and provide a long service life.

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The LMS crews recently visited Tiverton, Devon to deliver a variety of line marking throughout the beautiful grounds of Blundells Boarding School.

While pupils are on summer holidays schools are using this time to give their grounds some much needed TLC, whether this be play grounds, car parks or access roads. Blundells School required various markings including parking bays with lettering, pedestrian walkways and speed roundels.

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Our joint repair crew recently spent three nights delivering several full depth bridge joint repairs to a carriageway in Plymouth, Devon.

Asphaltic Plug Joints (APS’) are the refurbishment of existing bridge joints. This type of repair includes the resurfacing and replacement for failed joints either like for like or by replacing with a Nosing Joint, which for a small price increase gives a greater lifespan and requires less maintenance. Read more

We can’t believe this was three years ago already! Seems only yesterday we were on the A120 delivering rapid concrete bay replacements.

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Recently we showcased some Imprinted Surfacing completed by our crews which received a few questions, so lets answer in more detail.

What is Imprinted Surfacing?

It’s a fantastic zero maintenance alternative to block paving which can be used in a multitude of areas such as, roads, pavements and driveways. Imprinted surfacing has a multitude of benefits with its aesthetically pleasing presence really complimenting the underlying brilliance of this product.

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Whilst most the country is in lock down and many places remain closed, LMS Highways crews have been making use of the empty roads and car parks.

For many businesses having a car park lined or line markings refreshed can be a challenging task due to the inability to completely close off these areas to customers and staff. Usually this means our crews have to work around cars, cordoning off areas at a time. This can become quite timely and sometimes affect their ability to complete the job that day.

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Throughout the lockdown, LMS Highways crews have continued to deliver essential works to keep the countries roads and infrastructure fit for purpose. Repairing failing manhole covers is one example of the key services that LMS Highways provides.

Manholes and gullies are often the weak point in a carriageway or trunk road and with the UK’s ever greater traffic flows some ironworks are being subject to loads which they were often not designed to cope with or they have simply reached the end of their lifespan.

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While lockdown measures begin to sees many experts believe that social distancing will stay for as long as a year once lockdown is over.

With this in mind do you have the correct social distancing measures in place to ensure you’re protecting your customers, staff and yourself?

Are you confident they are of a sufficient health and safety standard to avoid unwanted slips, trips and falls?

And will they last?

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Social distancing safety markings look like they will be needed for quite a while yet. At the beginning of this pandemic, quick fix temporary tape and markings with spray paint were needed to keep everyone safe and hats off to everyone that’s done it.

However, we need to look at the fact that Covid-19 could be around for the next 6 – 18 months, so we need something that will last, look good and demonstrate that your business is taking this seriously.

Social Distance Markings

Pre-formed markings for social distancing measures

These preformed safety markings were laid today by one of our crews (whilst maintaining social distancing). Preformed markings are great because not only are they visually pleasing they also have the following benefits:

  • Non-slip
  • Hard-wearing and therefore long lasting
  • Highly visible
  • Customisable to your business

Have a look at the Government guidelines and if you would like to discuss what safety markings would be suitable for your business, give Rob or Leon a call on 01626 331 771.

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