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The CHM Group’s Maintenance Division is responsible for delivering a range of integrated National and Rural road network maintenance services. Our goal is to help our clients extend the life span of their assets while minimising disruption and maximising public safety.

We offer contractors and local authorities a complete maintenance package, allowing us to deliver efficient and cost effective services. Our extensive experience allows us to create tailor-made solutions to meet the requirements of any project, regardless of budget or scope.

Motorway Maintenance

Hedge Cutting
Hedge cutting, for many Local Authorities, is placed far down the priority list. However it is important for those Local Authorities responsible for the maintenance of our highways to manage the hedges that divide medians and that line the hard shoulders.

Lack of such management can give rise to a number of safety issues such as obstructing sight lines, obliterating signage, creating shade and thereby creating frost and ice pockets. Unkept hedging becomes a litter magnet and reflects badly on the local Authority concerned.

There is little saving to be gained in postponing hedge cutting as litter collecting costs increase, and work the following year will require more cutting thereby increasing costs.

CHM Maintenance has carried out countless hedge cutting contracts throughout Ireland and has developed a strong offer that is tailored to the needs of Local Authorities. We offer our expertise at a very competitive cost,  and a  methodology that combines hedge cutting and traffic management that does not compromise on Health and Safety or quality.

We at CHM Maintenance would be happy to provide for you a quotation that includes all of the features mentioned above.
French Drain Cleaning
CHM Group is the only company in the country utilising bespoke equipment to facilitate French Drain Recycling. The process carried out by this custom designed machine involves the:
  • Lifting
  • Segregation
  • Dry cleaning of the filter material and the
  • Return of the graded and cleaned stone to the drain it came from.
The machine is normally set to clean a width of 600mm and to a depth of 300mm, although it has the capacity to clean down to 600mm.

Environmental Benefits.
This process is extremely environmentally desirable in that it:
  • Reduces the need to excavate further areas of the countryside
  • Reduces the need for disposal of spoiled drainage material, a further environmental consideration
  • Results in major cost savings
This new drain cleaning procedure forms a significant step forward in recycling methods now being promoted in Road Construction and Maintenance. For further information please contact us
Bridge Parapet Repair

This is a totally different construction, using tensioned wire rope to arrest the vehicle. This system consists of wire ropes with the lower pair interwoven between posts, which are designed to collapse on impact. Each rope comprises 21 wires of high tensile carbon steel. Each of these 21 wires has a breaking load of more than one ton capable of lifting the weight of a typical saloon car.

Winter Maintenance
We offer the complete winter maintenance package to help keep roads and public areas safe. Getting Ireland moving after a heavy snowfall can be a difficult challenge. Thankfully, we have invested in the right equipment for the job and have a very capable team who can effectively and efficiently provide the following services whatever the location.
  • Frost Control
  • Salt Gritting
  • Snow Clearing
Vegetation Control and General Public Area Maintenance
CHM’s Weed Control division has been operating in Ireland since 1999. This division carryout the following services:
  • Ragwort elimination and control
  • Weed eradication and control for waterways, lakes, ponds etc
  • Weed eradication for public roads and motorways
  • Gully sucking
  • Road cleaning
  • Grass cutting
  • Litter picking
  • Vegetation control

Our list of clients cover:
  • Golf Courses ,Waterways Authorities, Local Authority Estates
  • Motorways maintenance authorities, Schools & Hospitals, Public Parks

CHM maintains an environmental system as part of its business management plan; Thereby, environmental safety consideration are always guaranteed.
Graffiti Management
We Monitor
  • Agreed areas are inspected regularly
  • Graffiti found is photographed, measured, cleaned, rephotographed, invoiced with before and after photo’s

We Identify
  • Areas where repainting is more economical than removal
  • Areas where graffiti can be removed economically
  • Areas where sacrificial coating already exists
  • Areas where it would be advisable to use sacrificial coating

We Establish
  • Any pattern of attack
  • Timeline for regular inspections
  • Method of liaison with Gardai where appropriate

We Implement
  • Performance-measuring techniques
  • Free phone call number for reporting procedures
Weed Control
CHM Group can provide a complete maintenance service, enhancing the appearance of your grounds, that will reduce your overall costs whilst increasing the time you can spend on  more important work.

Amenities Covered:
  • Golf Courses
  • Parks
  • Sports Grounds
  • Schools

Services Covered:
  • Fertiliser Application
  • Disease Control
  • Insect & Worm Control
  • Growth Retardation
  • Moss Control
  • Tree Ringing
  • Shrubberies
  • Car Parks and Hard Surfaces
  • Aquatic Weed & Algae Control
  • Lake & Pond Management Service

All work is Guaranteed
Footpaths & Pavements
Weeds in pavements are unsightly and give a general air of neglect. They also lead to surface break up, which can create danger for pedestrians. This can lead to costly reinstatement or even more expensive, litigation. CHM has extensive experience in this type of weed control, working in most of our major cities and towns throughout the country. Our staff are trained to put particular emphasis on the safety of the public, animals, shrubs and trees when carrying out work for:
  • County Councils
  • City Corporations
  • Town Councils

All work is Guaranteed
Industrial Areas
Moss and weeds present a scruffy unprofessional image and can, in certain situations, provide cover for rodent infestation, pose a fire risk and can result in an increased amount of health and safety issues. There is a major cost saving to be achieved in regularly maintaining property and keeping it weed free by preventing cracking, metal corrosion and wood decay, thus dramatically increasing the lifespan of hard surfaces and fence lines. Our services are suitable for all industrial areas and we pay particular attention to some of the following areas:
  • Car Parks
  • Yards
  • Paths
  • Fencelines
  • Fallow Areas
  • Steps
Unwanted vegetation can obstruct water drainage leading to dampness problems, whilst weeds hold moisture which can cause water damage and decay to storage materials and building foundations.
All work is Guaranteed
Aquatic Weed Control
In recent years, Ireland has experienced a serious increase of invasive foreign weeds in our lakes and waterways. This combined with eutrophication which gives rise to algae bloom and many of our eco systems and fisheries are now coming under threat. In response to this, CHM has over the past number of years spent considerable time and expense building up our expertise, which sees us as the leading Aquatic Weed Control company in Ireland.

We cater for:
  • Utility Companies
  • Golf Course Water Features
  • Lakes Rivers
  • Canals
  • Municipal Water Courses

Weed Types Controlled
  • Invasive Weeds
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Himalayan Balsam
  • Algae
  • Aquatic Weed
  • Reed Rush

Services Offered
  • Water Management
  • Aquatic Weed Control
  • Water Analysis
  • Water Quality Management
  • Fish Stocking
  • Lake Restoration
  • Consultancy
Ragworth Control
Ragwort (Senecio Jacobea) is also known as ragweed, buachalan and buachalan buidhe. It is a common weed of Irish pastures and thrives on a wide range of soils, but competes best on lighter free draining soils. There are four main types found in Ireland and all four can interbreed. Ragwort is a highly poisonous plant if eaten by livestock. The only way to safeguard against loss from ragwort poisoning is to eradicate the weed.