Flowcrete UK cements partnership with total protection

Flowcrete UK has undertaken the extensive refurbishment of a large garage and car park area owned by Cambridge Council alongside Total Protections, its exclusive applicator partner for social housing projects in the South of England.

This project exemplifies the ability of this partnership to provide every product and service required for a social housing flooring project. This holistic approach includes delivering a complete package throughout pre-contract specification and inspection to post-contract maintenance and warranty.

The 1,580m² site in Newtown consists of a 45-unit garage as well as a two-storey car park and ramp. The garages are rented to local council tenants and are in constant use. However a number of flooring issues were apparent, including water migrating from the car park’s top deck to the lower deck, cracking, leaking gullies and undulations in the concrete slab causing ponding. One of the main problems in the garage area was that a 100ml recess in the concrete slab’s centre was collecting water.

Flowfast F1 Mortar was used to bring the substrate up to standard, repair the gullies and infill voids and buried joints. Isocrete Isopol SBR created a waterproof screed on the car park ramp and main garage area as well as a waterproof render band around the perimeter of the walls. Isocrete M-Bond primer was applied to protect against rising moisture in the garage area.

The epoxy resin Flowcoat SF41 with anti-slip aggregates was applied as a wearing surface across the 850m² garage and 700m² of the fast cure deck coating Deckshield Rapide ID-HD was installed on the car park’s top deck and ramp.

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