When networks are required to gain access to a pipe within the boundary of a customer’s property (e.g. under the customer’s driveway) it is often necessary to replace a patch of concrete during reinstatement. In these instances, it is imperative that the customer still has access to their property. Whilst it is preferable to place a barrier around the newly laid concrete, this is not always possible due to the width of the path/driveway, or if the excavation is directly in front of a gate. In this instance, wooden batons are placed under the surrounding edges of a walkboard to protect the newly laid concrete, whilst still allowing access.