Toproc ES is now regularly specified for petrol forecourt applications as it offers a number of benefits:
Rapid Strength development enabling the paving to be fully loaded the day after placement
Superb high quality finish achievable due to the unique ultra-fine nature of Toproc – in fact Toproc is frequently specified for this benefit alone. Appearance is a major factor in the choice of materials by petrol companies who are very competitive in the image they wish to portray; coloured finishes can also be readily included in Toproc mixes for all applications of this type.
Faster, simpler construction – Toproc can be supplied highly workable for easier placement, virtually all crack-control mesh can be removed and thinner sections are possible requiring less excavation and preparation. It is quite common to specify 100mm thick slabs and to use no mesh except for structural support, over underground tanks, for example. The use of Toproc also enables joint spacing to be increased in many cases.
In this example at Knutsford, the concrete was placed by direct discharge and, having a good workability, it was compacted and finished using conventional equipment and methods. Toproc does not bleed and this enables the brush texturing and spray curing to immediately follow surface finishing, further simplifying the construction process.
Product Used: Toproc ES ready-mix concrete
Beneficial Features: Rapid use, high quality surface finish, high wear resistance
Compressive Strength: 35 MPa in-situ in 12 hours