Tarmac Toproc Ready-Mix Concrete- Kirkcaldy Seafront Refurbishment

In this case, Fife Regional Council had a difficult problem. They had chosen to reconstruct the seafront walkway at Kirkcaldy with concrete paviours, but they knew from experience that the winter storms would cause the sea to wash over the seafront wall and disturb any paving element by suction and scour. Their solution was to construct a firm concrete base and to stick down the paviours using Toproc SC mortar.

Some 600 tonnes of Toproc SC was delivered from a Topmix plant 40 miles from the site by Minimix truck. It was retarded to provide about a 6 hour workability life to enable easy placement of the paviours. Bond tests were carried out to assess the suitability of the design and the in-situ construction was ‘tested’ by a JCB, to confirm that the system worked, by trying to get the bucket to get under and lift the blocks, but all tests were passed with flying colours.

Coloured variants of Toproc SC were also supplied as infill and pointing between the paviours to further enhance the project.

Technologies

The incredibly fine microstructure of Toproc SC, and its thixotropic properties whilst fresh, are frequently utilised to bond paving slabs or block work to the base concrete in situations where the use of the surface can cause the paving element to move either through heavy trafficking or washout.

Product Used: Toproc SC ready-mix concrete

Beneficial Features: High bond, easy use, durability

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Tarmac Ltd.

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