Chester News

Difficult damp problem in housing block cured by pipe patching


Deteriorating drainage systems in blocks of flats can be a prime cause for damp, and a major facilities management headache if blocked or damaged pipes are hard to reach. Drainage engineers from Lanes Group’s Chester depot demonstrated that the company’s remote access repair systems are at the forefront of providing the answer to these challenges….


Lanes Group wins drainage services contract for Mersey Gateway


Lanes Group has won a contract to deliver drainage survey and maintenance services to the Mersey Gateway project – the project to build a second road crossing over the Mersey in Halton. Drainage engineers based at the Lanes Group depot in Chester are working for the Merseylink Civil Contractors Joint Venture – a joint venture…

Lanes Group works with groundworks teams at prison site


Lanes Group has won contracts to provide specialist drainage services for all five groundworks companies working on the development site for the new North Wales Prison. The company’s Chester depot is managing the work, which currently involves carrying out CCTV drainage surveys, drain cleansing and drain unblocking at the site on Wrexham Industrial Estate. The…

Digging holes in the road is not a patch on Lanes technology


Lanes Group has proved its no dig drain repair technology is a much better solution than excavation when speed and cost-control is of the essence. A highway construction contractor called in drainage engineers at the Lanes depot in Chester after spikes were driven through a pipe by mistake. The damage to the surface water drain…

Surf’s up in the mountains of North Wales!


Surf Snowdonia – a unique sports attraction developed with specialist drainage support from Lanes Group – has opened to public acclaim. The amazing inland water sports centre, nestled beneath the mountains of Snowdonia, generates the longest man-made surfing waves in the world. And the beauty of it is, each wave at the Surf Snowdonia Wavegarden…

Lanes Group camera technology supports deep rail tunnel maintenance


Drainage survey camera technology provided by Lanes Group has been used to carry out a structural inspection of one of the deepest railway tunnel shafts in the UK. A CCTV drainage survey team supported the inspection of the 120 metre ventilation shaft for the Ffestiniog tunnel on the Conwy Valley Line in Snowdonia, North Wales. The tunnel is Britain’s longest…