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Reinstated my concrete drive with inferior materials

Reported via desktop in the Pothole / Failed Reinstatement category anonymously at 09:43, Fri 12 November 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3119433.

The contactors carrying out work in the area after 3 attempts said the would fill the channel they created for the works being carried out on my concrete drive at the rear of my property. They have eventually filled this trench BUT with an inferior material. I witnessed the guy hand mixing this in a barrow. It appears to be just a mix of cement & sharp sand, certainly not strong concrete as per the drive material. I've spoken with a builder and a chap that worked for Beds Highways Dept. and they both say this is not a suitable substitute and with a couple of good frosts it would probably just break up more likely after driving over it a few times. I need this re done using proper strong CONCRETE as per the rest of my drive, before the contractors all disappear I would add that we had no prior notice of all this work to be carried out ( Cadent have previously notified everyone about the disruption expected when they carry out work with the gas mains, so why not these contractors? ) I hope you will send someone out to view this poor reinstatement and get contractors to do this properly with the proper material Thanks

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:44, Fri 12 November 2021

  • Thanks for your enquiry this has been passed to City Fibre Highways Inspector who will Monday 15/11/2021

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:58, Mon 15 November 2021

  • City Fibre Highways Inspector has visited and this has been passed with a caveat that it will be monitored over next 2 year WARRANTY period

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:32, Thu 16 December 2021

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