Flood Prevention News

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…

Lanes waits for time and tide to clear sea outfall pipe

08/10/2014

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…

Care providers must tackle the hidden threats to reputation and service

04/02/2014

Care providers are becoming increasingly aware that they must tackle the hidden risks to their businesses that can be lurking out of site underground, says drainage experts Lanes Group. Often, in the past, maintenance of drainage and sewer systems has been treated as an afterthought, but there are signs this is changing, says the UK’s…

Flooding Solution at Cement Works

19/03/2013

Lanes for Drains got to the bottom of persistent flooding at one of the UK’s largest cement works – and saved the company tens of thousands of pounds it expected to have to spend to cure the problem. Lanes engineers based in Sheffield were called in to investigate the flooding of a railway track on…