Like many roads, my local roads are in poor condition. They are full of holes and are an issue for all vehicles.
Today I noticed that they are filling in the holes. They have a large nozzle that sprays a filling into them. The technology allows traffic to go over the patched holes immediately.
I don’t know how long it will last. I know that it is a cheaper option than blocking the road and resurfacing it. That option will last much longer. But it’s a much higher cost – it takes time and it causes disruption.
The short-term fix definitely helps. It’s quick, appears to be good value, and doesn’t inconvenience people for long.
But it’s not addressing the issue – that the road needs resurfacing.
It doesn’t help the rest of the surface that continues to degrade. Holes will appear in those areas at some point.
But not today. Not now.
Therapy can patch holes or it can offer resurfacing. Your choice.
And sometimes we need a patch.
Love this line… If you want to find out more about the different types of potholes then the RAC has an article on them. If you want to chat about what your therapy needs are then contact me for a chat.
Its interesting you should comment on this, I’m sure its causing a lot of your clients the same stresses as the rest of the country right now.
My dad is an architect so he often sees how the choices of the people in charge will end up paying a higher price when these shortcuts end up not helping anyone at all!
I’m not in the building trade or a council planner or anything like it, but surely its actually a common sense and taking advice from the experts, at the end of the day sort of thing, right?
One of the issues is that there’s enough money for the cheaper option, even if it has to be repeated more often, than for the investment in the more permanent solution.
Therapy is a commitment, but it’s almost better not to start without continuing so that the longer-term benefits are achieved. These are challenging financial times for many though.