potholes are not caused by lack of maintenance. they are caused be a failier to comply with H.A.U.C (highways agency and utility company)specification. these are goverment approved specifications for digging, reinstating and resurfacing of roads. councils and utilty companys charge for doing work to this standard but do not abide by these standards. this is easily proved.
utility companys farm out the work to sub contractors who do not abide by these regulations, this is easily proved.if they were held responsable for their work for 5 years they would make dam sure it was done right but when the reinstatements fail the council fixes it at our further expence.
the majority of councils are now run by private firms, these firms do not abide by these regulations. this insures repeat work
we pay for a quality job but we do not recieve a quality job and yet when the work fails we pay the same people to redo the work, yet again to a poor standard. the road infrastructure is getting worse because "buisnesses" know they can extract more money by blaming the bad winters. If the regulations were followed, potholes would not form.
there are roads that have been servicable for years and yet when resurfaced they fail. this is not because they are poorly constructed it is because the resurfacing is substandard but charged at full rate. max profit with repeat busines. this is relitivly easy to prove.
this was openly admitted to me by one of the execs when i worked for a council that was then taken over by a private firm. the highways agency subcontracted the job of issueing and checking work to a private firm who then went into partnership with a firm that did the work. see the flaw?
all i need is 30 mins with ANYONE and i can show the reasaon for the majority of potholes and road failiers so that they can see for themselves how obvious it is that we are being screwed.
if you bought a brand new car built to a set standard (or so you thought) and due to substandard parts, it failed within 12 months, and then you were charged for the repair,and it failed within 12 months, and then you were charged for the repair,and it failed within 12 months, and then you were charged for the repair and so on would you continue to use the same supplier? would you look for reimbursment? sure you would and yet because its fraud committed by super large companys and overlooked by goverment we just continue to pay for this nonservice.