Flood Prevention News

Drain rehabilitation key to school refurbishment

17/10/2019

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have rehabilitated the drainage system at a primary school as part of a major refurbishment programme. The Lanes Bristol depot was commissioned to install 33 local structural repairs (LSRs), known as patch drain liners, and five full liners in foul and surface water drains at Brentry Primary School in…

Highway interceptor emptying prepares for winter weather

10/01/2019

Drainage engineers have cleaned highway interceptors on the A30 in Cornwall as part of a planned maintenance programme designed to reduce the risk of flooding during heavy rain. The teams based at Lanes Group plc’s depot in Plymouth, Devon, have been carrying out the work on the trunk road near Launceston on behalf of Ringway,…

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Lanes saves building merchant cash by curing flood problem

01/04/2015

Lanes Group has cured flood problems that had caused damage worth thousands of pounds at a builder’s merchant yard. Drainage engineers from the Lanes Bristol depot were called in to investigate persistent flooding at the premises run by a national building supplies chain. Lanes Bristol Operations Manager Andy Edwards said: “The flooding was affected the…

Lanes helps hold back the sea at Lowestoft Ness – The most easterly point in UK

31/10/2014

Lanes camera technology is being used to inspect sea defences at Lowestoft Ness the most easterly point in the United Kingdom to monitor their condition. A team from the Lanes depot at St Neots has been helping Waveney District Council, to monitor the foundations of the sea wall at Ness Point, Lowestoft, in Suffolk. The…

Lanes cross connection search solves pollution problem in hidden river

24/10/2014

Lanes Group drainage engineers have helped solve a pollution problem in one of the UK’s most famous rivers where it was hidden from view under a shopping centre. They were called in to search for the source of raw sewage coming from a surface water drain after it was spotted by construction workers. The sewage…