"I wanted to write and confirm how pleased I have been with the Pacopatch material we are using. Repairs around ironwork in heavily trafficked roads have been an issue in Kent for some time. However well the repair had been completed, the toll of HGV volumes meant that the reinstatements had a limited life.
We started a trial about two years ago with Pacopatch. This was focused on ironwork in vulnerable locations on busy HGV routes. I was very pleased with the initial results in such demanding locations. Since April last year I have specific budgets for this treatment and am currently operating three Pacopatch crews across the county. We are starting to look at other demanding issues and locations where this material could prove useful."
"Thank-you for the works carried out on the A47 in Rutland. The Pacopatch system was initially undertaken as a trial following observations of works undertaken in Northamptonshire. I would like to say that, so far, the results have been very impressive both in terms of application and the finished results. All of the installed ironworks are still in excellent condition with no noticeable deterioration, settlement or defects requiring attention. I cannot recall a recent contract where we have had zero failures or defect corrections within a 2 year period.
Rutland County Council has subsequently specified the use of Pacopatch on all major resurfacing schemes including major schemes to the centre of Uppingham and extensive sections of the A47. I was particularly impressed with the reinstatement of 3-lid BT chambers on the A47. The level and ride quality is exceptional and have successfully withstood considerable trafficking in the 18 months since installation.
I did face some criticism and questioning regarding the retro fitting of the ironworks and the perceived high cost of the works. Following the completion of the schemes, these concerns have been silenced and the schemes have received praise from my direct line managers, parish Councillors and residents.
Pacopatch has now been adopted as the standard method of reinstatement for all problematical ironworks throughout Rutland. The initial increase in cost is offset by not having to return to areas within the same year, as well as the negative publicity of having to return to the same area within a relatively short period of time".
"Following trials at various locations throughout the West Midlands Region I am pleased to confirm that the West Midlands Highways Authorities & Utilities Committee are happy to see your system used in conjunction with the maintenance of ironworks in the highway. We understand that you have been approached by several contractors and highway authorities with regard to them using your Pacopatch Reinstatement System and we look forward to seeing your system in use on our highways."
"Burst water mains and leaking pipes with inevitably cause potholes in the surrounding roadway. On these occasions we have used Pacopatch to make emergency repairs that fill voids with just the right amount of mastic hence there is no waste! In addition we have used Pacopatch to fill potholes within our Green Lane site. The site is used extensively by class 1 HGV vehicles and to date there have been no failures or re-works. Many of the Pacopatch works were carried out over 5 years ago and infact the adjacent traditional tarmac roadway is breaking away whilst the Pacopatch has not deteriorated in any way. For your reference I have enclosed photographs showing the site and the works carried out.