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    Wirral Councils Finest have been out in force allegedly 'resurfacing' a worn out stretch of road not too far from where I live......

    method used.......

    1. Don't remove worn out tarmac (which is full of potholes.....)
    2. Throw loads of tar onto it......
    3. Dress heavily with chippings
    4. B*gger off and leave Joe Public to roll the road for you......



    Sides of my car are covered with sticky tar shyte and bumper covered with stone chips....

    Is that normal practice anyone??

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    My council did the same on a hill across the road from me. You can now find all of the gravel like stuff in a big pile at the bottom of the road. Perfect for skidding, which has been proven a few times by people taking the corner too fast.......

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    Aye, they do that up my way all the time on the back country roads.

    signs up max speed 15mph!! carefull of stones....

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    there was a few - 'Stone Chippings' Signs up, but the local junior wildlife with 2 legs and tracksuits have half inched them. Stones are all in teh centre of the road now......

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    That practice is called 'Top dressing'. They use it all the time down here.
    Your cars gets plastered in crap, and cars coming the other way supply a nice wave of chippings that take all the paint of your car....fantastic

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    Been running around with the Halfrauds touch up pen today - its peppered with small chips on the front

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    The council by me a few years back went one better than just resurface the road. They did a brilliant job of digging it up to a depth of 200 /300 m/m new hard core Two good layers of ashfelt then top surface. Then closed one end of the road permenently with a row off bollards, so now it only has accsess to the residents.

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    I usually park across from said junction, but now my cars in the garage when i'm not using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew the bobby View Post
    Wirral Councils Finest have been out in force allegedly 'resurfacing' a worn out stretch of road not too far from where I live......

    method used.......

    1. Don't remove worn out tarmac (which is full of potholes.....)
    2. Throw loads of tar onto it......
    3. Dress heavily with chippings
    4. B*gger off and leave Joe Public to roll the road for you......



    Sides of my car are covered with sticky tar shyte and bumper covered with stone chips....

    Is that normal practice anyone??

    Thats the method they did down my road about 10 year ago, and about 14 months ago on the other local roads. such a pain, my vec got a coating of stone chips in paint from oncoming traffic driving way to fast throwing it all up!

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    This is called surface dressing and if they have done it at this time of year they are out of season. It is meant to be done in the summer when the roads are warm so the chips get embedded by the traffic. If they've done it now they are waisting your council tax and you need to kick up a fuss. It will have no structural value what so ever and is designed purely to improve skidding resistance. Waste of money as far as I am concerned and I'm chief technical engineer for a major highways maintenance company in Scotland.

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