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Cementitious Coating 851

Surface Protection System – Protection against Ingress (EN1504-2, DWI 31, BBA, WRAS) Overview Cementitious Coating 851 is designed for internal and external structural waterproofing of concrete and other mineral substrates. Cementitious Coating 851 resists positive and negative pressure under 100m head in water retaining and below ground structures as well as roofs and decks. It provides… Read more

30 Results in Projects

Repair and Cathodic Protection for St Peter Port in Guernsey

Chloride protection of concrete encased steel columns Background With a population of 65,000, Guernsey is one of the main Channel Islands situated off the coast of Normandy. The marine berths are in the capital of St Peter Port and are an essential part of the island’s infrastructure. A detailed assessment of the quay structures was carried… Read more

Waterproofing of Expansion Joints Inside Heathrow Main Access Tunnel

Waterproofing of expansion joints Background A major £130 million refurbishment contract is being carried out to upgrade road tunnels at Heathrow Airport. Undertaken by BAM Nuttall in conjunction with M&E specialist VVB Engineering, part of the contract has involved the refurbishment of the Main Airport Access Tunnel. Originally built in the 1950’s, the Main Tunnel… Read more

Chloride Protection for Swimming Pool in Great Yarmouth

Chloride Protection of Swimming Pool Retaining Walls Background A complete Flexcrete repair and protection system was chosen for the chloride protection of Great Yarmouth’s largest leisure pool. Marina Leisure and Fitness Centre is a local-authority owned seafront facility which was originally opened in 1981. It has a unique beach like, walk in entry, a six… Read more

Concrete Repair and Waterproofing for New Construction in Brunei

Concrete repair and waterproofing of new construction. Background Located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, Brunei has adequate water sources but the development of the water supply system has been affected by distance and local conditions. In the 1990’s, the Bukit Barun Water Treatment Works was constructed to cater for the increasing water… Read more

Structural Waterproofing System Applied in Nightclub

Waterproofing of original brickwork Background Mason House is an exclusive members’ only nightclub in Argyll Street, London, which is frequented by celebrities including Beyonce and Jay-Z. With origins dating back to 1737 and with listed status, the structure is built beneath street level amongst the vaults of The London Palladium and has been ornately refurbished… Read more

Basement Waterproofing at London GAP Store

Waterproofing of basement brickwork. Background GAP is one of the world’s most well known retail brands, offering clothing and accessories for men, women and children from stores all around the world. Originally founded in 1969 with just one outlet in San Francisco, the company now has over 3,500 stores worldwide, 134,000 employees globally and annual revenues of US$16 billion. With… Read more

Reinstatement of Concrete Cover in Pirbright Reservoir

Reinstatement of concrete cover on soffits. Background Pirbright is a small village near Woking in Surrey and is surrounded by heathland, much of it owned by the Ministry of Defence and used by the Pirbright Army Training Centre. An underground reservoir is situated within the grounds of the Army Training Centre. The reservoir is operated… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection at Pontsticill Water Treatment Works

Repair and protection of secondary filters. Background Pontsticill Water Treatment Works, operated by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, is located within the boundaries of Brecon Beacons National Park. Drawing water from the Pontsticill Reservoir, it holds up to 3,400 million gallons for supply throughout South Wales. The original Water Treatment Works was built in 1927 but… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection for Deteriorated Water Tanks in Ashford

Concrete Repair & Protection Solution for WTW Background Wessex Water supplies 1.3 million people in the South West of England with around 284 million litres of water daily. The company treats 475 million litres of sewage every single day and operates 110 Water Treatment Works, 340 Service Reservoirs and Water Towers and 405 Sewage Treatment… Read more

Concrete Cover Enhancement on London Underground Substation

Enhancement of Cover to Freshly Laid Ground Floor Slab Background West Ham London Underground connects to the Circle, District, Hammersmith and City, Jubilee Underground lines and the Docklands Light Railway. It is a busy transport hub in East London and was made one of three transport ‘hotspots’ feeding the London 2012 Games. As part of plans… Read more

Waterproofing of Brickwork at Bolton School in Lancashire

Waterproofing of brickwork to provide a full tanking system. Background With almost 2,400 pupils, Bolton School is one of the largest independent day schools in the country. It also counts as one of the oldest schools in Lancashire, with a history stretching back 500 years. Set in 32 acres of impressive grounds, Bolton School provides… Read more

Concrete Repair & Anti-Carbonation Protection for Grade II Listed Bridge

Concrete Repair & Protection, followed by Anti-carbonation Decorative Finish Background Holt Fleet Bridge is a 200-year old, Grade II listed structure which carries the busy A443 across the River Severn. Spanning 46 metres, the historic bridge was originally designed by Thomas Telford – one of Britain’s greatest engineers – and was opened in 1928. The cast… Read more

Concrete Repair and Decorative Protection of External Walls in Taiwan

Concrete Repair and protection of 460m² of external walls in corporate colours. Background Taiwan-based USI Corporation specialises in the manufacture, processing and distribution of a wide range of chemical products, including polyethylene resins. The company’s products are used in the manufacture of a wide range of end products, including plastic bags, fishing nets, ropes, artificial… Read more

Concrete Cover Enhancement for Major Natural Gas Facility

Enhancement of Concrete Cover on Reinforced Concrete Caissons Background The Gorgon Project is one of the world’s largest natural gas projects. It involves the development of the Gorgon and Jansz-lo gas fields about 80 miles off the coast of Western Australia and includes the construction of a huge Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant on Barrow… Read more

Green Roof Waterproofing on Private Villa in Taipei, Taiwan

Protection and Decoration of 860m² of External Walls & Green Roof Waterproofing. Background Taipei is situated at the northern tip of the island of Taiwan and has a monsoon-influenced, humid climate, so when a local designer was seeking an external coating for his own villa in Taipei, the ability to withstand the harsh climatic conditions… Read more

Protecting Steel and Surrounding Concrete Cover at Wolf Rock Lighthouse

Repair and protection of helipad foundations. Background Wolf Rock is a treacherous rock located some four miles from Land’s End. On this sits the 41-metre high Wolf Rock Lighthouse which first entered service in 1870. It took nine years to build due to the precarious weather conditions that constantly brew between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Lighthouse… Read more

Concrete Repair & Protection of Malting Plant

Repair & Protection of Reinforced Concrete Beams, Columns, Walls & Ceilings Background The Crisp Malting Group is the UK’s leading privately owned maltster, selling malted cereals to the world’s top brewers, distillers and food producers. The Group operates a total of five malting plants, including Mistley Maltings which is located on the Stour Estuary near to… Read more

Concrete Repairs to Spalled & Delaminated Areas on Motorway Bridges

Repairs to Concrete Elements of Motorway Bridges Background In 2007 Aone+, a joint venture comprising Halcrow, Colas and Costain, was appointed by the Highways Agency as Managing Agent Contractor for Area 10 – one of the largest and busiest road networks in the UK. Located in the North West of England and carrying the highest… Read more

Fast-Track Basement Waterproofing Solution for Broomfield Hospital

Waterproofing of freshly cast substructure concrete. Background The new Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford is the result of a £150m PFI investment whereby a public infrastructure project is funded with private capital. Construction is over 5 levels and includes provision of an new Accident and Emergency Department plus state-of-the-art facilities for outpatients. Broomfield Hospital boasts a… Read more

Basement Waterproofing at London’s Palace Theatre

Basement waterproofing solution for London landmark. Background London’s Theatreland is famous the world over and attracts large numbers of UK and international visitors. Cleanliness in the urban environment is of great importance, and standard procedure for Westminster City Council is to wash the streets every night. This has caused major water ingress problems in the basement of the Palace… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection of Northern Ireland Reservoirs

Concrete repair and protection of reservoirs suffering from soft water attack. Project Northern Ireland Framework Rehabilitation Programme 2007 onwards (see Project Profile PDF for locations) Background General deterioration over many years and lack of cover to the reinforcement had led to isolated areas of decay in the concrete. In some reservoirs this was exacerbated by the… Read more

Reinstatement of Concrete Cover & Chloride Protection for Motorway Bridge

Reinstatement of Concrete Cover & Chloride Protection on Bridge Deck Background Flexcrete has been closely associated with the various phases of repair works on the original structure which carries the M6 Motorway over the Manchester Ship Canal. Having supplied all the repair materials for the 1987 refurbishment, Flexcrete was again consulted with regard to low concrete… Read more

Green Roof Waterproofing at Cangjiu Winery in Taiwan

400m² of Green Roof Waterproofing. Background Cangjiu Winery is set in the mountains of Toucheng, Yilan in Taiwan. The owners utilise natural mountain spring water to make a range of wines such as fruit wine, red wine and the region’s only fermented kumquat wine made from a traditional fruit in Yilan. Privately owned, the winery was designed and… Read more

Reinstatement of Concrete Cover on Viaduct Expressway

Reinstatement of Effective Cover on Pre-cast Concrete Segments Background Built on reclaimed land, the West Kowloon Expressway opened to traffic in 1997. This four kilometre highway runs from Kwai Chung Viaduct to the Western Harbour Crossing toll plaza, carrying traffic out to Hong Kong International Airport. Whilst the southern section is at ground level, the… Read more

Enhanced Concrete Cover for Bridge Beams

Additional Concrete Cover & Waterproofing to Pre-cast, Pre-stressed Bridge Beams Background Starting in 2011, the Riverside Energy from Waste (EFW) Facility at Belvedere will process 585,000 tonnes of residual waste annually to generate electricity for 66,000 homes in London. To minimise congestion on the roads, the waste will be transported by barge along the River Thames to a… Read more

Repair and Waterproofing Protection at Ormesby Water Treatment Works

Repair and protection of rapid gravity filters and sedimentation tanks. Background Situated in one of the driest parts of the country, Ormesby Water Treatment Works was constructed in 1935 on natural, undisturbed sub-soil. After 70 years of service, the cast in-situ reinforced concrete structure was suffering from advanced deterioration, necessitating a complete refurbishment as part… Read more

Waterproofing Concrete at Kinderlee Mill in Derbyshire

Waterproofing sub-structure concrete on new build development. Background Balfour Homes is one of the North of England’s leading house builder. At its prestigious Kinderlee Mill Development at Chisworth in the Peak District, the magnificent stone built cotton mill, dating back to 1804, is being converted into a range of contemporary apartments and townhouses whilst still retaining the original appearance and… Read more

Chemical Resistant Protection for Concrete Waste Water Treatment Tanks

Chemical resistant lining of concrete waste water treatment tanks used in the textile industry. Background As one of the world’s leading fabric finishing companies, Mascioni faces a large number of maintenance problems at its 45 hectare facility in Cuvio. One of the main challenges is the deterioration of the large waste water tanks holding waste… Read more

Concrete Reinstatement and Long-Lasting Protection for Hopcott Service Reservoir

Repair and protection of concrete surface suffering from soft water attack and erosion. Background Built over 30 years ago, Hopcott Service Reservoir, situated close to the seaside town of Minehead in Somerset, was suffering from attack by soft water causing severe erosion of the concrete. A high priority for water authorities is conservation of valuable… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection of Reservoir Suffering From Soft Water Attack

Concrete repair and protection of 2,000m² surface suffering from soft water attack. Background Serving 3 million customers in the heart of Britain, Three Valleys Water has been supplying water for more than 130 years and is committed to delivering a high quality water service to all its customers. Aggregate in the cement matrix was exposed… Read more

27 Results in News

Flexcrete’s 851 Coating Stands the Test of Time for 28 Years

Effectively Combatting Chloride Attack Chloride attack is one of the primary causes of damage on reinforced concrete structures and independent tests have confirmed that Flexcrete’s Cementitious Coating 851 provides an effective barrier to chlorides for at least 28 years. In 1988, a 2mm thick film of Cementitious Coating 851 was applied to a concrete slice… Read more

Waterproofing Heathrow’s Tunnels

The latest edition of Concrete Magazine talks to Flexcrete’s Chris Lloyd and explores the topic of providing durable waterproofing in aggressive environments. A total of 630m in length, the road tunnels are twin-bore with two lanes per bore and two additional single-lane side bores. Around 55,000 vehicles use the tunnels each day when entering or exiting… Read more

The Need to Maintain & Refurbish Water Assets

Chris Lloyd and Graham James of Flexcrete Technologies give detail of the introduction of AMP6, and the need to maintain and refurbish structures within the water industry. The water industry continues to face major challenges with regard to factors such as managing environmental impact, meeting affordability targets and maintaining assets. In order to operate within… Read more

Chloride Protection of Great Yarmouth’s Largest Leisure Pool

Chloride Protection of Great Yarmouth’s Largest Leisure Pool A complete Flexcrete repair and protection system was chosen for the chloride protection of Great Yarmouth’s largest leisure pool. Marina Leisure and Fitness Centre is a local-authority owned seafront facility which was originally opened in 1981. It has a unique beach like, walk in entry, a six… Read more

VIP Nightclub Application for Flexcrete Structural Waterproofing System

A thin-film structural waterproofing system manufactured by Flexcrete Technologies Limited has been applied by contractor Structural Renovations at an exclusive London nightclub frequented by celebrities including Beyonce and Jay-Z. Flexcrete’s waterproofing products have been applied at Mason House, a former Masonic Lodge in London’s Argyll Street which is now a members’ only nightclub and has… Read more

Effective Concrete Waterproofing and Protection at Pontsticill

The water industry is one of our key market sectors is at Flexcrete and our products are often used for both clean and dirty water projects both at home and abroad. One recent project has been undertaken at Pontsticill Water Treatment Works in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, which is operated by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and… Read more

Concrete Repair and Protection in the Rail Industry

Many of the UK’s major rail stations and much of its infrastructure are undergoing significant renovation. Chris Lloyd discusses the use of effective anti-corrosion and engineered protection. The Government is committing billions of pounds to improving the rail network. As a large part of this infrastructure is over 100 years old, extensive maintenance is required to make it fit for purpose, during… Read more

Concrete Floor Repairs and Flooring Solutions in the Rail Sector

Flooring surfaces in today’s railways are subject to heavy demands, and many were simply not designed to withstand the current footfall, impact and abrasion. Chris Lloyd demonstrates how innovative solutions for enhancing concrete floors in refurbishments and new builds can make all the difference to durability and safety. There are many signs that concrete floor… Read more

Reinstating Concrete Cover in Pirbright Reservoir

The water industry is a key market sector for Flexcrete and in one of our latest projects, Cementitious Coating 851 has been used to reinstate concrete cover on soffits at Pirbright Reservoir near Woking, Surrey. Pirbright is a small village and is surrounded by heathland, much of it owned by the Ministry of Defence and… Read more

Basement Waterproofing at GAP Store in London

One of our cementitious coatings has been used for the refurbishment of the underground areas of one of GAP’s flagship stores in the heart of London’s West End. GAP is one of the world’s most well-known retail brands, offering clothing and accessories for men, women and children from stores all around the world. Originally founded… Read more

Flexcrete Concrete Repair Solution for Pontsticill

Flexcrete products have been specified for concrete repair and protection of reinforced concrete gravity filters at Pontsticill Water Treatment Works located within Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. Operated by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, Pontsticill Water Treatment Works holds up to 3,400 million gallons of water for supply throughout South Wales, drawing water from Pontsticill… Read more

Showcase Water Works Receives the Flexcrete Treatment

Around 24 tonnes of materials have been provided by Flexcrete for an impressive refurbishment project at Ashford Water Treatment Works (WTW) near Cannington in Somerset. Ashford WTW is one of Wessex Water’s showcase facilities and incorporates an education centre on-site for visits from local schoolchildren. We worked alongside specialist concrete coatings system contractor Ultimate Coatings… Read more

Flexcrete System Selected for Distinguished Lancashire School

One of the largest independent day schools in the UK has specified a range of Flexcrete products in order to waterproof internal brickwork walls and provide years’ of effective protection against water ingress. Products from Flexcrete Technologies Limited, the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of technical mortars and high performance coatings, have been used at Bolton… Read more

Flexcrete’s Concrete Repair Products Restore 200 Year Old Bridge

Thanks to Flexcrete, the historic Holt Fleet Bridge near Worcester has been restored to its former glory as part of a £1.1 million project to repair and strengthen the structure. Originally designed by Thomas Telford – one of Britain’s greatest engineers – and opened in 1828, this complex cast iron structure was strengthened some 100… Read more

Extending Concrete Durability in Coastal Environments

The history and demographics of the United Kingdom have been shaped by the fact that we are nation of islands surrounded by the sea, but this also poses significant challenges regarding the durability of reinforced concrete structures in coastal areas. Demands of Marine Environments Marine environments impose rigorous and unique demands on those authorities, engineers… Read more

Decorative Concrete Cover for USI Corporation in Taiwan

With 65 international agents and distributors spread all across the globe, exporting is huge business at Flexcrete and accounts for over 50% of our turnover. We have a thriving export business in Taiwan and our distributor, Parallel Industrial Co., Ltd is involved in a number of prestigious projects. One such project was carried out at… Read more

Flexcrete’s Concrete Coatings Specified with Earthquake Safety in Mind

With use all around the world, Flexcrete concrete coatings need to have the ability to withstand harsh climatic conditions without deterioration for many years. In one of the latest examples, Biodex HB was specified by a local designer for application to the external walls of his own villa in Taipei, Taiwan, with earthquake safety in… Read more

A Cementitious Coating that has Stood the Test of Time

When Cementitious Coating 851 was launched in 1985, it took the technology of polymer modified waterproofing slurries to new levels of performance and it would have been hard to imagine that nearly 30 years later they would not have been equalled, let alone bettered.  The product has been used on prestigious construction projects all around… Read more

Green Roof Waterproofing Solution for Taiwanese Winery

Many of Flexcrete’s products are specified for their environmentally friendly properties and a project at a winery in Taiwan perfectly highlights the green nature of the company’s coatings. Cementitious Coating 851 – a waterborne cementitious modified polymer coating – was chosen for green roof waterproofing at Cangjiu Winery which is set in the mountains of Toucheng,… Read more

Lighting Up Land’s End

Flexcrete products have been used to repair and protect Wolf Rock Lighthouse located some four miles from Land’s End. The Lighthouse is 41-metres high and first entered service in 1870, having taken nine years to build due to the treacherous weather conditions that constantly brew between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Lighthouse was… Read more

Damage into the Mist at Malting Plant

Flexcrete has provided a complete repair and protection solution for the Crisp Malting Group – the UK’s leading privately owned maltster which sells malted cereals to the world’s top brewers, distillers and food producers. Repairs were carried out at Mistley Maltings, one of the company’s five malting plants. The plant is operational 24 hours a… Read more

Flexcrete’s Products are CPR Compliant

Declaration of Performance (DoP) The construction industry has recently undergone the most significant change for a decade in the way in which construction products are sold throughout Europe. From 1 July 2013, under the Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR), it is mandatory for manufacturers to apply CE marking to any of their products which are… Read more

Flexcrete’s Cementitious Coating Resists Chlorides for Over Quarter of a Century

  Flexcrete Technologies Limited, the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of technical mortars and high performance coatings, has received official confirmation that its Cementitious Coating 851 will resist chloride penetration for at least 25 years. In 1988, a 2mm thick film of Cementitious Coating 851 was applied to a concrete slice and sealed in a chloride… Read more

Fast Lane Concrete Repair Solution for Motorway Bridges

In 2007 Aone+, a joint venture comprising Halcrow, Colas and Costain, was appointed by the Highways Agency as Managing Agent Contractor for Area 10 – one of the largest and busiest road networks in the UK. Located in the North West of England and carrying the highest volumes of traffic outside London, it comprises some… Read more