From a single pothole to multiple potholes across your site, our solutions minimise these safety risks.


As experts in surfacing, we are aware of the disruption and risk potholes cause to sites. This includes potential damage to vehicles, but more importantly potholes can increase the risk of injury to visitors.

From a single pothole to multiple potholes across your site, our solutions minimise these safety risks.

Unrivalled experience and expertise in pothole repair

OUTCO are the Outdoor Estate Compliance Experts, we protect, maintain and improve outdoor estate infrastructure. With over a decade of experience, our expertise spans every industry sector from Local Government, Retail, Property, Industrial and Commercial to Education and Healthcare.

Our nationwide footprint brings supply chain simplicity to our clients who can draw on our skills, knowledge and capability. We provide a completely scalable and flexible service for the most complex multi-site projects.

We are trusted partners to the majority of the UK’s major companies operating in the retail, petrochemicals, public services, property and facilities management industries, managing over 7,500 sites across the UK.

OUTCO make things easier

Managing the complex requirements of clients operating outdoor estates takes significant time, effort and resource. We remove this burden and ensure that our clients operate in a safe and compliant fashion so they can focus on their core business.

Thanks to our expertise and innovative solutions, we can assess and address the unique challenges of every site. OUTCO can assist with pothole issues through site survey teams that can produce site condition reports. These analyse the condition of surfaces and highlighting critical areas for repair.

We keep our customers’ outdoor estates running smoothly, looking good and operating like clockwork come rain, shine or snow, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Year after year.

How are potholes formed?

Potholes are formed when water seeps into the surface and freezes.

The expansion of the freezing process creates cracking to the surface, these cracks deteriorate over time and vehicle weight. Once thawed, voids caused by the evaporated water, collapse due to the weight and volume of traffic and pothole is formed.

The formation of voids is why a pothole must be repaired correctly to avoid increasing the size of the problem and affected area. Simply filling a pothole is not the solution.

Pothole claims

Vehicle damage can create significant costs, with more than £1.9million paid out in compensation to claimants last year. 24% of claims for vehicle damage were successful across England, with the average pay out per claim equating to £257.

Winter conditions cause problems for potholes

With uncertain weather conditions impacting the UK and bringing wintery showers and freezing temperatures, monitoring surfaces for cracking and potholes is a constant requirement to maintain a safe, compliant site for staff and visitors. It is vital that issues are repaired as quickly as possible to prevent further water ingress that can make problems grow more severe, disruptive and costly to repair.

Featured Case studies

Take a close look at some of our completed case studies from across the UK.

OUTCO West Midland Safari Park Line Marking

Our client approached OUTCO following severe dilapidation to the entranceway into the safari park and main car parks. Repairs were required to 39 areas, with a limited budget due to the parks closure, in line with COVID pandemic protocols, OUTCO maximised the repairs within the budget available.

Working with businesses across the UK

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