StoneMaster is a unique in-situ method for removing the sediment within roadside filter drains. The process returns the filter drain media to its optimum condition, improving road safety and pavement integrity by reducing flooding events and occasions of standing water on the carriageway.
The StoneMaster units are custom built, self-contained vehicles that enables us to meet all site safety requirements. They can be operated during the day or night in virtually all weather conditions and in most carriageway locations without the need for road closures.
The process is sustainable in that it recycles existing material and minimises the volume of additional material that has to be quarried and transported to site, thus significantly reducing the number of vehicle movements to and from site. Multiple units can work in the same TM closure for even greater savings and efficiencies.
Carnell’s 6 StoneMaster machines have operated in all the National Highways Areas and Scottish Operating Units, Welsh TRAs and most DBFO contracts. A number of Local Authorities have also utilised the innovative process.
The advantages of StoneMaster align with the three National Highways imperatives: