Lynch Soil Analysis Test Helps Customer Save Time and Money

Lynch were recently contacted by a small residential builder working on a site where they were facing escalating costs due to the client informing them late into the project that the soil had been classified as contaminated.

We first requested all of the data that had been taken on site and analysed this in house, it was quickly discovered that the testing was only taken within the top half a meter of the site, meaning that the underlying naturally occurring soils had not been tested. The client was rightly concerned by this and being out of his depth wasn’t sure how to deal with the issues they were facing.

The next step was for Lynch to visit the site where we were able to identify the contaminated areas and then develop a segregation plan to separate the known contaminated soil from the other muckaway that had not been tested. We then carried out our soil analysis test which showed the material to be Inert.

Once all the results of the testing were available and we had worked with receiving facilities on the subsequent acceptance, we utilised our substantial range of grabs and tippers to remove 123 loads from the site.

The correct classification of the soils saved the company £690 per load, and over £70000 on the project in total.

Lynch Haulage and Lynch Plant Working Together in Harmony on HS2

Lynch are currently assisting with the ‘Enabling Works’ for HS2 at Willesden. The image shows a 14t duck excavator breaking out an old road for the grab lorry to then remove and recycle the muckaway.

HS2 Contaminated Soil Removed in Hours

At 8.30am on Wednesday 21st August, Lynch Haulage received a very urgent request to remove four loads of heavily contaminated soil. The client required the material removing that same day in order to achieve a contractual requirement for the demolition of a building to make way for a tunnel shaft.

Incredibly by 2pm Lynch had the lorries on site and the material removed.

In order to achieve this within such a limited timescale Lynch first had to pay due diligence to the process by:

  • Assessing the available chemical analysis and then working with various treatment, facilities to arrive at the most environmentally friendly option, as well as the most cost effective.
  • Visiting the site as early as possible to ensure the material was physically suitable and to ensure safe access for the lorries.
  • Liaising with environmental managers on behalf of the client and the project to ensure full compliance.

On investigation the material was identified as soil with a heavy metal and hydrocarbon contamination alongside visible asbestos. However the best news was that the material could be treated and did not need to be taken to landfill. All consignment notes and permitting confirmation were also provided.

Lynch has since attended the site again to assess the remaining material, taking further samples to ensure the correct action is taken with the on-site material as well as a potential to further reduce the cost of removal.

Haulage celebrates HS2 one-year anniversary

July marks one year since Lynch commenced haulage on the HS2 project at Euston and to celebrate this anniversary our haulage team have managed to compile some key facts as shown below from the project to date.

If we say so ourselves this is a brilliant result from everybody connected to the HS2 project.

The constrictions of removing such vast amounts of muck away from the middle of London and recycling the majority of it is no mean feat and we must recognise the great contribution our wonderful drivers have played in this achievement. Just another example of team Lynch ‘Meeting Hire Demands’.

If you would like more details about our excellent 24hr haulage and muck away service then please call Elayne or Craig on 020 8900 9992.

Charing Cross Road project sees 4,329 loads of muck away removed

Lynch was selected to work alongside Cantillon for the removal of Inert Muck Away from the former Foyles book shop on the Charing Cross Road.

The job commenced on the 16th July 2018 and the last load was removed on the 13th April 2019. During these nine months 4,329 loads (79569.32T) of muck away was removed.

The project involved excavating to a depth of 30 meters across the site (any lower and this excavation was in danger of breaching the Northern Line which runs tunnels just beneath).

Early engagement with the site logistics team highlighted the timing issues that would occur on site due to the busy Charing Cross Road. We worked together as a team and located an area of Soho Square which could be utilised as a holding bay for the lorries in this busy area. We also worked around other specialists including pilers, concrete sprayers and heavy cranes to ensure all loads were removed to the programme required by Cantillon.

The estimated turnover on this project was over £1 million.

More teams needed for the Lynch charity ‘Lorry Pull’ competition

Lynch is supporting Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity as our nominated charity and to help us raise more money for this noble cause we are organizing a ‘Lorry Pull’ competition!! The event will now be held on Sat 14th Sept from 10am at the Lynch Hemel depot and we are still looking for more companies or individuals to enter a team of 10 people. If you are interested in entering a team please contact for more details.

The idea is that teams will compete against each other as well as the clock to pull our special Rainbow Trust lorry over a distance of 25 metres. The team with the fastest time will win the event and can look forward to the prestige and bragging rights of being the ‘strongest pullers’ in town!!

However, there will be a handicap system at work. Each lorry will start fully loaded with 18T of muck in it. To reduce the load prior to the competition, teams will be able to donate money to the charity. For every £1 raised 10kg of muck will be removed from the lorry. So if your team wants to start with the advantage of an empty lorry, £1,800 will need to be raised prior to the competition.

So, don’t be shy, enter a team into what should be a fun day for a worthy cause!

Track Partnership

Last Weekend we provided 4 tipper lorries on rolling shifts from 10am Saturday Morning until 10PM Sunday night, moving Spent track ballast from the worksite on the District Line between Earls Court and Gloucester Road and the rail Depot in Ruislip. The drivers are all fully FORS inducted. Lynch have been carrying out this type of work for the Track Partnership for 5 years, we have not had a single operator let down on these very time sensitive projects, where if there is a delay in the Transport of the Ballast it could prevent the Tube from running on the Monday Morning.

Zero accidents, zero incidents and completed ahead of schedule

L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage was appointed to supply operated plant to assist with the excavation of the main shaft (63m in depth x 37m diameter) as well as removal of spoil via barges up and down the Thames.

A 200 + workforce (including 100+ operators) was handpicked for this 24/7 operation and in total 70,000 man hours completed the project over a 12 week period with 235,000 tonnes of spoil being excavated and transported away from the shaft. Throughout this period of non-stop activity there were zero accidents and zero incidents with the job being completed ahead of schedule meaning a significant cost saving to client. The Lynch team were also presented with a performance award for working well on the jetty and supporting smooth operations as well as keeping the local residents happy.

Kirtling St & Heathwall Project Manager, Ponciano Perez Lupi, was full of praise for the fantastic co-opetration shown throughout the project and added “We have excavated to a 53 metres depth of our KTRST shaft, removing almost 45,000m3 of spoil. This has been a great achievement from L Lynch and FLO teams, demonstrating a strong teamwork to deliver safely these works”.

Marathon Men

Every year our principal directors Merrill and Rob Lynch along with their younger brother Darren (far right) take on a challenge to raise money for The Lighthouse Club. This charity provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families. Last year the three brothers conquered the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’, raising over £3,000 for this worthy cause in the process. This April they are looking to raise even more money for the Charity and the trio will take to the capital to run the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon.

If you’d like to donate to this worthy cause please visit:

Also If you would like details about the Lighthouse Club visit