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School gets Grade A drains


Top school gets Grade A drains thanks to Lanes A drainage team from Lanes Group has carried out a comprehensive programme of drain cleaning and repairs at one of Warwickshire’s top secondary schools. The drainage engineers have surveyed and cleaned hundreds of metres of pipework and completed dozens of repairs at The Polesworth School, in…

Engineer Patch Lining Repair

Lanes engineers aid injured motorcyclist after road collision


Two Lanes Group engineers came to the aid of a motorcyclist who was left lying injured in the middle of the road after he was involved in a collision with a car. Quick-thinking Excavation Engineer Dan Perry pulled his pick-up truck across the carriageway to protect the motorcyclist – while his assistant, Carl Treen, jumped…

Lanes Engineers helping injured motorcyclist

Lanes provides drainage support for university road improvements


Lanes Group has been praised for its “superb” contribution to major road improvements on the campus of the University of Warwick. The company’s Minworth-based engineers carried out a series of CCTV drainage surveys and cleaned highway drains for contractor Costain, as part of scheme to upgrade the main public access route into the University. The…

CCTV survey in Hospital

Lanes zooms in to combat increase in motorway flood risks


Lanes engineers have taken drainage inspections along the M6toll around Birmingham into the fast lane with a powerful zoom camera. The Lanes depot at Minworth, in Birmingham, has invested in the UK’s most advanced drainage pole camera to carry out the inspection work for Midland Expressway, which operates and maintains the 27-mile-long motorway from Coleshill…

Lanes Quickview camera

Lanes deploys KrasoSluice for no-dig reline of global aerospace site


Lanes Group engineers have used one of their newest no-dig pipe rehabilitation technologies to reline the entire storm water drainage system at an aerospace service centre. They used a KrasoSluice in a project to rehabilitate a kilometre of drain lines at United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) in Marston Green, Birmingham. Lanes Group’s pollution control partner,…

UTC Aerospace Systems Logo

Leamington culvert needed a new approach


Lanes’ reputation for tackling out of the ordinary relines was given another boost when the team faced an awkward manmade culvert in Leamington Spa. As well as being an irregular shape and having a constantly varying diameter along its 47-metre length, the sewer involved eight lateral connections and defied the usual technology. But, thanks to…

Leamington Culvert

High-tech Lanes for Drains reveals secrets of the past


Lanes for Drains has used its 21st Century sewer surveillance technology to reveal the 200-year-old hidden secrets of one of the UK’s largest man-made reservoirs. The company was called in to work on a £5.5m project to repair a dam at the 108 hectare Chasewater reservoir near Lichfield in Staffordshire, owned by Staffordshire County Council….

Lanes Engineers at Chasewater reservoir