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Concrete repair mortar was used to reinstate Rhyl Coastal Steps, North Wales

Over 9 tonnes of Flexcrete’s Fastfill concrete repair mortar has been used to reinstate concrete steps on a stretch of beach between Rhyl and Prestatyn in North Wales. The steps lead from the promenade onto the beach and as a result of chloride attack and tidal action over a sustained period of time, the concrete had eroded and the steps were considered potentially dangerous for the public to walk on.

Denbighshire County Council shortlisted a number of products for consideration and specified Fastfill – a single component, polymer modified, fibre reinforced, Portland cement based compound – on the basis of its rapid setting properties even on damp substrates and its ability to develop exceptional early strength. This means it could be applied within tidal windows without any risk of wash-out or detrimental effect on the strength of the mortar.

No primer was required and in areas of deep repair, the mortar could easily be bulked out. With CE Mark accreditation to the latest BS EN 1504 standards and British Board of Agrément (BBA) approval, Denbighshire County Council were assured of the product’s high performance.