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Lanes Group in partnership with AMCO to repair rail culvert


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have worked in partnership with AMCO Rail to carry out structural repairs to a large underbridge on a main railway line. The joint team inserted steel stitches to stabilise a crack in the brick-built underbridge London to South Wales line between Newport and Cardiff. It was the first time that…

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High-tech sewer cleansing power keeps road scheme on track


High-powered sewer cleansing technology delivered by Lanes Group is help control costs associated with an important new road scheme in Swansea. Lanes Group’s Cardiff depot has been commissioned to clear more than 100 tonnes of silt from a large storm drain as part of the Morfa Distributor Road project. Its drainage team is using a…

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Daffy ducks see light of day in drain rescue drama


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have helped a farmer and his family rescue a flock of daffy ducks after they disappeared down a drain. Hywel Williams and his wife, Jackie, bought the four ducks as family pets, and to supply the odd egg for the table. But as soon as they got the birds back…


Lanes Group called in to survey Pierhead Building


Lanes Group has carried out a CCTV drainage survey at one of the most famous historical buildings in Wales. Drainage engineers from the Lanes Cardiff depot were called in to survey the condition of all the roof downpipes on the Grade 1 Pier head Building. The Pier head is part of the National Assembly of…

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Lanes waits for time and tide to clear sea outfall pipe


Lanes Group drainage engineers have cleared a 160 metre sea outfall pipe by working in windows of opportunity created by rapidly changing sea levels. They teamed up with marine engineers to successfully complete the unusual project at Penarth in Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. The Lanes team finished the work in just seven days, but…

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Lanes Group in a UK first for pioneering top hat repair


Lanes Group has become the first drainage specialist to carry out a pioneering no dig lateral junction repair on a wastewater network sewer in the UK. The lateral junction patch repairs – commonly known as top hats – have been designed to prevent external water infiltration, and can be installed up to 30 metres from…

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