Tesco Store, Transit Way, Plymouth, Devon
A failing timber retaining wall on the access road to Tesco, Transit Way, Plymouth meant that a new Gabion wall had to be constructed, including a new pedestrian pavement.
The contractor, Dean & Dyball, had to complete the work within a tight timescale and retain 24 hour access to the store.
The use of traditional concrete kerb would have extended the contract period and caused further complications during installation.
After product searches and discussions, Scan Kerb was proposed as a much quicker and less disruptive alternative
Scan Kerb is a reinforced concrete stick down kerb which has highways agency approval under (section 1101 paragraph 2 of Highway works.)
The standard B1 kerb (half batter profile) is delivered to site with the adhesive pre bonded to the underside of the kerb, the only preparation is to sweep the highway to remove dust and debris, prime the premarked kerb line with Scan coat, and bed the kerb in place, in cold weather it may be advisable to heat the road surface and underside of kerb to help speed up the adhesion process.
No breaking out or excavation was required for this project, the contractor was able to simply stick the kerb to the existing road surface
The key factors effecting the choice of Scan Kerb on this project, was the short contract period, and maintaining 24 hour store access. The lack of excavation and plant requirement, and Scan Kerb availability, enabled the contractor to complete the project on time and to the satisfaction of the client and clients agent.
To complete the pavement, the newly positioned Scan Kerb, was used as a shuttering for concrete to be poured behind the kerb to form the pavement surface
Project completed January/February 2010
Points of Interest
- Quick installation required
- No disruption to the store 24 hour access required
- Wanted to remove the need for heavy plant and excavation
- Client wanted a quick high quality solution
Product: Scan kerb Type B
Scan Kerb Type B1- 87No.
Scan Coat 5Litre – 2No.
Scan Strip – 8No.
White, Young, Green – Cardiff
Dean & Dyball
Civil Engineering – Plymouth