090430 Pot Holes

Letter to Surrey Advertiser


Outside the passenger gate of my house (obstructing the gate) is a hole created by Clancy Docwra on behalf of Thames Water.  The hole was created to remove a redundant inspection chamber and was dug on Monday – as I write this several days later it remains to be filled in – although this must have been planned work and not an emergency.

As it happens, because the hole has been left open it is quite possible to see the way the contractors have filled it with whole engineering bricks and other debris – a nightmare when it comes to compacting the contents properly to avoid settlement later.

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