Widnes Railway Station, originally
known as "Farnworth", was built in 1873 and has now been listed
by English Heritage as Grade II. However, the platforms were looking
very tired and the Tarmacadum surface was considered unsightly.
In order to ensure the platforms were
in keeping with the main station building, Network Rail commissioned
the resurfacing of the platform utilising Marshalls Keyblock 80 and
appointed J Murphy &Sons to undertake the works. However, at the
outset the client had identified potential issues with the
maintenance and stabilisation of the proposed block paving.
At an early stage Resiblock was
consulted on this project given their unprecedented expertise and
solutions in this regard. Post consultations meetings and on-site
trials Resiblock block-paving sealer "22" was duly specified.
The "legendary Resiblock 22*" is a
one application moisture cured specialist pre-polymer urethane paving
sealer. Unlike some competing products 22 demonstrates ease of
application, superior cure rate and bound strength and remains fully
elastomeric thereby accommodating small elastic deflections with the
blocks (generated from heavy pedestrian traffic). This ensures zero
sand erosion and easier maintenance regimes that significantly lower
the whole-life cost of paving.
"This is another great example of
how the application of a Resiblock sealer can ensure the original
aesthetics and structure of paving are maintained over the long-term"
said Martin Catling, Project Consultant, Resiblock Ltd.
Resiblock Ltd. is celebrating their
20 year anniversary in 2013. They are the only paving sealer company
that can demonstrate in-situ long-term application of sealers in
numerous commercial applications both in the UK & overseas.