A Safer Road Ahead with Ultracrete's BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System

A Safer Road Ahead with Ultracrete's BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System from Instarmac Group

By: Instarmac Group  27/04/2011
Keywords: Highway Maintenance, Bedding Mortar, Ironwork Reinstatement

M B Roche & Sons Ltd. Civil Engineering Contractor for Wakefield Council, have used Ultracrete's BBA/HAPAS Approved Ironwork Reinstatement System to repair a number of gullies throughout the borough.

Wakefield Council is becoming increasingly concerned at the rise in thefts of road gully lids. The thefts have increased dramatically and are believed to be related to the rise in value of scrap metal - the lids being made of cast iron.

More than 200 gully tops have been stolen from the Wakefield area, posing a serious danger to road users and pedestrians. A gully pot can be up to a metre deep and an open gully could cause serious injury if hit by a cyclist or other vehicle.

In an effort to combat the problem, Wakefield Council has appointed M B Roche & Sons Ltd. to reinstate the gullies with anti-theft lids using Ultracrete's Ironwork Reinstatement System.

Rory Ashcroft, Area Sales Manager for Ultracrete, attended site prior to the project commencing, to deliver a materials awareness training session and live demonstration of the system.

The system comprises of bedding mortars that meet HA104 specification and Instant Road Repair cold lay asphalt concrete that meets HAPAS approval for 1st time permanent repair to footways, cycle tracks and class 3 & 4 carriageways.

The gullies were broken out and old debris removed and the brickwork cleaned down before M60, Ultracrete's rapid strength bedding mortar, was applied. The new gulley with anti-theft lid was then placed on to the mortar. Ultracrete's QC10 F, rapid set flowable concrete, was applied to the surrounding void and surfaced using Ultracrete's SCJ bitumen spray cold joint sealer and tack coat and Ultracrete's Instant Road Repair. The repaired gullies were open to traffic in just one hour thanks to the rapid setting qualities of the bedding materials.

Ultracrete is the only manufacturer to offer a full system that is independently tested and HAPAS approved by the BBA, offering contractors a minimum service life of 5 years, with no risk of split liability.

M B Roche & Sons Ltd. and Wakefield Council are extemely happy with the results. M B Roche & sons Ltd. found Ultracrete products easy to apply and their quick setting properties meant that work could be completed with minimal disruption to traffic flow.

For further information on products from the Ultracrete range of mortars, cements, concretes and surface sealants, contact the Instarmac Group plc, Danny Morson Way, Birch Coppice Business Park, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SE. Tel: 01827 871871. Fax: 01827 874466. Email: Website: www.ultracrete.co.uk

Ultracrete is part of the Instarmac Group plc

Keywords: Bedding Mortar, Highway Maintenance, Ironwork Reinstatement

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