Site restoration is more or less the opposite of overburden removal and involves handing sites such as quarries, waste tips and mines back to nature. The landscape is sculptured in order for it to blend into the surrounding area. In doing this lagoons and ponds are often created.
In the aftermath of the Cumbrian floods in 2010 Thompsons were asked to demolish a bridge that had become unstable for the Lake District National Park Authority. They were then able to restore the surrounding area sympathetically much to the delight of all concerned.