Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Transport for London
Ronafix screed, RonaDeck Resin Bonded Seal Coat
90,000 people now work at Canary Wharf, arriving via car, Dockland Light Railway, on the Jubilee Line, or even by boat, which, although an unusual way to commute, is perhaps not so surprising as Canary Wharf is situated on the Isle of Dogs and surrounded by water on three sides.
Commuters and sightseers travelling by boat arrive via Thames Clippers which run a ferry service approximately every 10 minutes during peak hours. These provide a valuable means of transport but also result in a heavy footfall on the floating pontoon - the link between the clippers and dry land. The pontoon clearly needs to be both waterproof and able to withstand heavy traffic and, by 2010, several years of wet conditions and millions of passers by meant that the pontoon was suffering water damage and the tarmacadam screed was breaking away causing possible trip hazards.
A combination of Ronacrete products was specified to construct a new surface to the pontoon.
Working closely with the main contractors and engineers, Ronacrete compiled a specific material application to provide strength and durability to the surface. After removing the failed tarmac screed and prepping the surface, the metal was primed with an epoxy primer, blinded with aggregate to provide a key, primed with a Ronafix cement primer coat and a polymer modified Ronafix Mix G bonded screed, then laid. After curing it was coated with pigmented RonaDeck Fast Grip Seal Coat.
Within a few hours the pontoon was fixed and ready to receive the feet of the many thousands of travellers.