Flowcrete UK has undertaken the extensive refurbishment of a large garage and car park area owned by Cambridge Council alongside Total Protection, its exclusive applicator partner for social housing projects in the South of England.
This project exemplifies the ability of the two companies to provide every product and service required for large-scale social housing flooring projects. This holistic approach includes identifying existing issues and delivering a complete package throughout pre-contract specification and inspection to post-contract maintenance and warranty.
The 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.
When the 1,580m2 site was reviewed a number of issues were recorded, 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.
Cambridge Council could source all of the various repair mortars, screeds, damp proof membranes, PU injection systems, corrosion protection and resin coatings as well as the multidisciplinary knowledge required to fix the existing problems and upgrade the site directly from Flowcrete UK and Total Protection.
This was a significant factor behind the council choosing this supplier and applicator partnership, as it meant that the client did not have to spend time and resources finding a number of different manufacturers and contractors for each aspect of the project.
The combination of products used during this 2 ½ month project included Flowfast F1 Mortar 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 and Isocrete M-Bond primer was applied to protect against rising moisture in the garage area.
Flowcoat SF41, a hard wearing epoxy coating, was applied as a wearing surface across the 850m2 garage, with anti-slip aggregates incorporated into the finish. 700m2 of the fast cure deck coating system Deckshield was installed on the car park’s top deck and ramp to create a robust surface able to withstand traffic, weather and automotive chemicals.
If you’d like to find out more about Flowcrete UK’s flooring solutions for the social housing sector you can download the brochure “Transforming Social Housing Environments” by clicking here.