Team acts quickly
to protect riverside properties
A team led by Jackson Civil Engineering acted quickly to protect properties after a riverside wall collapsed in a Derbyshire town.
Contracts Manager John Tidy received a call from the Environment Agency at 7am on Monday 28th February requesting urgent help to shore up the flood protection to Matlock.
The storms of the previous week had resulted in some 25 businesses on Bakewell Road flooding from surface water. When the river levels receded, it led to a riverside wall collapsing and the loss of an outbuilding.
Matlock - emergency flood repair work Feb 28 2022 (4)
Emergency works
Jackson oversaw the emergency works and called in supply chain partner Ainscough Crane Hire to lift 50 one tonne sandbags into the river to prevent further damage to the riverside properties. Part of the A6 northbound was closed to allow Ainscough’s 150-tonne crane to work from the main road.
The team worked through the night to 3am the following morning to complete the work and shore up the gap in the wall.
John Tidy said: “It was a massive effort by all involved but we have shored up the area and have been appointed to return and repair the wall before the winter.”
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'Our communities at flood risk can have peace of mind that our supply chain partners are ready to respond when there is an emergency such as experienced in Matlock.'

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