Footpaths and Roads

Roads, footpaths and sidewalks are most likely to fail because of water problems

Water seeps into roads a number of ways and is known to weaken the structure. Add elements of human error with design, construction or defects and that expensive road surface can become cracked or pot-holed.

Underlying causes of road damage

Road repairs are expensive, noisy for residents and disruptive for commuters. Weaknesses in a road, especially in the sub-structure, can make a road surface dangerous and sometimes unusable over time.

Water causes erosion but also causes salt build up, which in turn exacerbates the impact of poor drainage. The location of the road is irrelevant –road failure can be caused by water issues more than through heavy usage.

Capiphon™ drainage can be used in new road construction, being installed on the basement sub grade. It can also be used to repair and stabilize roads. In this example, Capiphon™ drainage was used effectively for water and drainage on the runways and other paved surfaces of the Chiang Kai-shek International Airport.

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