Lab Civils and Roofing specialise in road repairs, normally using asphalt concrete, also referred to as tarmac, bitumen, macadam, blacktop or rolled asphalt. It provides a fast and responsive service to deal with emergency repairs when required.
Potholes are hazardous to pedestrians and can cause serious damage to vehicles, leading to serious injuries and expensive insurance claims. If pothole repairs are not done quickly, the damage will worsen the hole gets bigger and bigger and the cost of fixing the problem can rise.
Changes in the UK’s climate have made the problem worse in recent years and local councils have a backlog of potholes to repair. LAB Civils and Roofing are here to help and have expert teams on standby to carry out quality pothole repairs and patching quickly and efficiently.
We also offer bitumen surface dressing and can also resurface or repair car parks, playgrounds, paths, drives, commercial yards and other areas needing a safe, quality surface.
As a quality contractor, LAB Civils and Roofing only use hot asphalt, we have hot boxes to allow it to deliver a professional finish every time. The alternative, cold fill asphalt, is a cheaper option that is only really suitable for small repairs and should be avoided for most larger projects. LAB Civils and Roofing will use cold fill asphalt only as a temporary measure when requested.
Frequently Asked Questions
Asphalt is a mixture of Sand and aggregates. Bitumen is a liquid binding agent that holds asphalt together. To simplify things, we can say that asphalt is concrete (mixture) and bitumen is cement (binder) for pavements.
The cause of them is Expansion and contraction of ground water after it enters the ground under the pavement. Freezing causes water to expand. If the water freezes and thaws repeatedly, the pavement will weaken and crack.