Roads & Sewers
It’s no secret that silt and mud cause challenges for roads on construction sites. Silt washes into manhole chambers in the road leading to a build-up of dirt and debris in the drainage system. Road sweepers can make the problem worse, washing mud into the drains. But the problem continues below ground, hidden from view. Clearing the drains out can be an expensive and potentially risky operation.
Road gullies are one of the most vulnerable areas for blockages of silt and construction debris. Once blocked with silt the gullies are unable to perform their function of surface water drainage, leaving the site at risk of quickly becoming waterlogged. We are solving this common problem with an additional heavy duty silt trap - the MuckStopper RS 400 to be used during the construction process.
Working in partnership
We have had the honour of working with some of the leading brands in the construction industry, and in most cases, we continue to work together to this day. We're problem solvers. If a challenge frequently arises during groundworks projects, we like nothing better than to develop a practical solution.
When the roads and sewers team from M&J Evans Construction Ltd (North West) began work at a 400-unit Taylor Wimpey development site in David Whitby Way in Crewe, they knew the extended period of the development project would present challenges in terms of keeping manholes and road gullies free of silt.
Barratt Developments acquired a 10-hectare site in Thornton just eight miles from Liverpool city centre and planned to build 268 dwellings. Read how MuckStopper protected the drainage systems on the site during construction.
B&T Plant Hire, a division of O'Halloran and O'Brien (OHOB), provides groundworks and civils plant hire across South East England.
It’s quite imperative that we keep the drains clean from an installation point of view. MuckStopper is a very good and practical product.
No costly drainage jetting was required on Webb Groundwork's project thanks to the innovative MuckStopper kit they implemented. This saved them money and time.
Using the MuckStopper, you know, you're saving yourself a massive amount of money. It's a good idea.
I've had twelve MuckStoppers on demo for the last twelve weeks, and they seem to be working very well. It's got to save money at the end of the day.
It's quite a bad problem because you spend a lot of time cleaning the manholes out, but with this MuckStopper you literally take the lid off and all the silt is there just to clean out! We take the manhole cover off and the silt is just underneath the manhole cover not down the manhole. It saves a lot of time, you normally you've got to have two men there to clean the manhole back out and it saves that all together I would say the price is fair; when you’re finished with it you can use it on another site you can take them with you as well.
Dave Stock, Project Manager, O'Halloran & O'Brien
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