When we’re driving along the motorway, sometimes it’s like being in a valley, with beautiful, steep, grassed embankments going high above the road on either side of us. Well, at times, these hills can collapse, due to flooding, causing many tons of soil to travel down onto the motorway – like avalanches – often blocking the motorway.
This is where my son and the rest of the team come in: as soon as they get an emergency call (wherever they are - whether at home or on another job), they immediately make their way to work [can you hear the Thunderbirds music? ] load up their fleet of huge lorries – I think there’s about 40 - with hard core, and deliver it straight to the location where the hill collapsed.
The emergency services, and also heavy equipment is probably already at the scene, doing their part, making things safe, and relieving congestion, by quickly clearing up the debris that has encroached onto the motorway. Soon, other heavy equipment starts to use the newly-delivered hard core to shore up the sides of the hill that has collapsed. The lorries keep going back and forth, to the stone quarry, collecting more and more hard core, until the embankment is once again stabilised and secure – which often only takes a few hours to repair; depending on whether Self Drilling Anchors need to be installed. Many road users would be unaware of these collapses, and pass by on the motorway in complete safety. Good eh?
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