Potholes are often accepted as a mere inconvenience; as elements that drivers are forced to begrudgingly accept when travelling on the open road.
However, anyone who has ever suffered damage to their vehicle as a direct result of these nuisances is likely aware that repairs can be frustrating and costly.
The financial impact of potholes over an entire region is particularly surprising and Wales is a primary example. How much have these flaws cost drivers and communities as a whole?
Let us take a look at a handful of startling observations in order to appreciate why the need for professional pothole repairs must be taken very seriously.
Incredibly High Figures
Believe it or not, there are no fewer than 21,000 miles of roads throughout Wales. Furthermore, it is estimated that 18.3 billion miles of traffic (driving distances) occurred between 2017 and 2018.
It is therefore clear to see that the roads within Wales will inevitably suffer from wear and tear over time. The main issue is that it is nearly impossible to deal with all of the potholes which occur.
Recent figures have highlighted this observation. Reports indicate that Wales spent an incredible £15 million pounds over the past three years in order to rectify potholes. Unfortunately, this is not the end of the story.
What About Compensation Paid Out to Welsh Drivers?
We also need to address vehicle owners who were forced to make repairs due to the presence of these potholes. Although the Welsh council spent millions of pounds, it has been found that the total amount of compensation allotted to drivers totalled only £375,000 pounds.
One of the main reasons for this discrepancy involves the fact that unreported potholes are not currently included within any official compensation scheme. Therefore, many drivers have been forced to pay hefty out-of-pocket costs.
The team at Jordans Surfacing is well aware of these issues and this is why we provide a range of targeted solutions for customers throughout Wales. Whether you require domestic repairs or a public location needs to be resurfaced, we are only a phone call away.