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Old 02 February 2018, 12:01 PM
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To cut a long story short it seems that a lorry carrying scaffolding for our neighbours manoeuvred over the cast iron manhole cover on our drive and managed to destroy it. I was at work at the time so can't confirm exactly how it was broken, but the neighbours informed me and when I inspected it, the cover was in hole in several pieces.

The cover has since been replaced (again whilst I was at work) with what appears to be a polyprop cover, but I want to confirm that it is the correct load bearing for our cars as we drive over the cover on a daily basis. I fear that the builders have replaced the broken cover with a cover that is only suitable for pedestrians (to save costs). Would there be any markings on the cover to tell me what the load bearing is ?
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Old 02 February 2018, 01:54 PM
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Has the manhole cover got any markings.
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Old 02 February 2018, 07:15 PM
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I had a cast cover break with a car, wouldn’t trust one again, I made my own from a 10mm thick plate and put gussets on the underside, nothing will break that one,
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Old 02 February 2018, 08:37 PM
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How thick was it you can get them 100 - 150 thick 150 is what normally goes in the road
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Old 05 February 2018, 05:17 PM
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Managed to get the info - it's a Brett Martin polyprop driveway manhole cover which has a load bearing 3.5 tonne.
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Old 05 February 2018, 11:13 PM
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Jezza Corbs would be creaming.
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