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Repairing Sewers: Shedding UV light on the problem

25/07/2012

Repairing sewers by no-dig methods is quicker and less disruptive than excavation. But when the pressure is really on, as it was on a £1.7million project for Severn Trent Water (STW) to repair 2500-metres of sewers, Lanes has UV light technology which allows the company to renovate pipes in double quick time. The Victorian sewerage system…

Hospital drainage system fighting fit thanks to Lanes for Drains

03/07/2012

Lanes for Drains engineers showed their sensitive sides when they were called in to carry out extensive drainage rehabilitation work at a hospital in Kent. Their ability to work in highly sensitive environments and find innovate ways to ensure patient care was not disrupted was just as important as their technical skill. Estates managers at Maidstone and Tunbridge…

Lanes praised for “proactive” repair at historic almshouse

17/05/2012

Lanes for Drains engineers have been praised for solving a challenging drainage problem that threatened to disrupt the restoration of one of the most important buildings in the historic city of Bath – days before the project was due to be finished. The contractor, Swindon-based Beard, was about to complete the £2.4 million project to…

High-tech Lanes for Drains reveals secrets of the past

24/01/2012

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….

Surface Water Drainage Maintenance

06/12/2011

Surface water drainage is taken for granted. We expect all those grates and gulleys to cope with anything, right? Even when we don’t bother to make sure they’re capable of taking the strain. And it’s not hard to see how drains become clogged — general silt and debris such as leaf mulch will quickly block…

Lanes finds Liverpool’s lost underground tunnels

23/11/2011

Loss of track ballast and a hole in rail sidings at Liverpool prompted contractor Amalgamated Construction Ltd (Amco) to call in Lanes, with its sophisticated remote control cameras, to get to the bottom of the problem. Once inside the void, the camera equipment revealed a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Matt Mulheran of Lanes, said: “We…

Lanes notches up the wins in Wales

03/11/2011

Lanes for Drains’ Cardiff depot has been awarded a contract by Monmouthshire County Council for the reactive maintenance of roadside drains to reduce the risk of flooding. The contract, for gully emptying and jetting, is another triumph for the branch which opened less than two years ago in Pontyclun. Craig Evans, manager at the South…