Not all of Bridgezone’s work is planned months in advance: we are always willing to fulfil the requirements of our clients, no matter how urgent.
Following the extreme weather conditions Britain has faced over the past few weeks, Bridgezone has been called out to locations across the North of England to ensure the continued safety of structures located along swollen riverbanks due to the heavy rain.
Checking on the condition of bridges and retaining walls in such areas is crucial, as fast-flowing flood waters can have a destructive effect on both bridges and the banks they are built upon, leading to potentially catastrophic events should any newly-created faults such as scour or foundation undermining go unchecked.
Of course, observing structures in flood conditions is no walk in the park: flood waters run fast and deep, and without the proper training and equipment can be too dangerous to work in. Just as well, then, that Bridgezone is uniquely placed to deal with such situations, having access to a variety of underwater specialists and all the necessary safety and surveying equipment to tackle exactly this sort of situation.
Though perhaps not the most pleasant of jobs for the staff on site – dealing with rushing flood waters and unpredictable weather head on can be just as unpleasant as it sounds – these are exactly the kinds of situation which Bridgezone was formed to deal with, safely and efficiently tackling difficult and potentially dangerous inspections.