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Asphalt relaying

This week we are completing work for a local council to relay asphalt to pump stations in various locations. This will help to protect and beautify the areas.

July 5 2013

Reduce asphalt shrinkage

When excavating out a trench, to get the best result dump all spoil.

Put in road base from the bottom up and compact in layers of 100 mm deep at a time until you reach the desired depth for asphalt reinstatement. Doing it this way will reduce sinkage in the future.

June 27 2013

Fuel and asphalt

If petrol or diesel products are accidently spilt on asphalt or bitumen you need to act quickly.

Fuel products eat through the asphalt and soften it. This will lead to it eventually breaking up and letting water into the base.

If this happens please call us ASAP as it is easier to get it fixed early rather than late. We are more than happy to help you out.

June 21 2013

End of financial year asphalt repairs

The end of the financial year is upon us once again, but your asphalt doesn't know that. The wet weather isn't going anywhere in a hurry and only makes small cracks, gaps and potholes more serious and expensive. If you were contemplating using the end of year maintenance budget, now may be the time to do so. There is more wet weather on the way. Fix those asphalt and bitumen cracks, gaps and potholes now before they become more expensive than need be.

June 13th 2013

Police Warn Of Bitumen Scam

This week the Bayside Bulletin reported that Police are warning people to check the credentials of tradesman offering cheap asphalt due to advertisements in the local paper by dodgy bitumen repair businesses.  Read the article here.

It appears that the Redlands area is now being targetted by these conmen and such scams have been seen around Brisbane over the last few years.

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading reported on the scammers back in 2011 saying:

"They claim they are working on construction sites in the area and offer to do the job for a low price with leftover material. Typically these operators do a substandard job using watered-down materials. Often the jobs have to be fixed by a qualified trader, leaving the consumer to pay twice for the same job. These dishonest operators travel from one place to another looking for opportunities to deceive unsuspecting consumers."

In 2012 a similar group was uncovered in the Ipswich area.  Read what happened here. 

If you have been approached by these people please ignore their offering. 

How to recognise the asphalt scammers?

The Office of Fair Trading has published a bullet point list of what to watch out for.  Read it here.

June 5th 2013