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Rudridge helps flood prevention in Kent

Independent civil engineering and groundwork merchant, Rudridge, has recently provided flood preventing box culverts to one of its construction customers in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Rudridge helps flood prevention in Kent

The giant concrete structures, which allow excessive water to be stored underground, will be used in Iwade, Sittingbourne, to help improve flood prevention for the new housing development, Iwade Meadows, by Hillreed Homes.

This has been deemed necessary due to recent years’ excessive wet winter weather in the UK.

The storm tank sections, each weighing a massive ten tonnes, will help to syphon off potential excess rainwater from the roads and pavements, storing it so it can dissipate slowly, without causing any flooding.

The installation will be carried out by Constantine Construction (Medway) Ltd, who will embed the culverts deep underground to help provide flood free living for the local residents.

Paul Grimshaw, senior sales executive at Rudridge’s Gravesend branch, said: “Ensuring new housing developments have the right infrastructure is so important, especially nowadays with the extreme changeable weather. We are really pleased to have been able to help by supplying Constantine Construction with the necessary tools for this specialist job.”

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