February 7th, 2020
Case Study: Glasdone Dock Concrete Repair and Rennovation
|Location:||Glasdone Dock, Liverpool|
The Project consisted of the repair and conservation of the seven concrete wheat silos. The silos were built in the 1970’s and were in poor condition.
At over 40m high with an internal diameter of 12m the silos had to remain in operation whilst the rehabilitation works were completed so the works had to be phased to ensure no loss of service.
Working in a marine environment, the scheme involved many challenges to overcome including the lack of a substantial water supply and a significant physical challenge to get the equipment and operatives to the upper elevation.
Once the scaffold had been erected a further condition survey was completed which revealed the silos needed far more rehabilitation work then was first envisaged at tender stage.
Buxton Water were able to adapt quickly to this change and ensure work continued un-interrupted. We repaired the concrete by fixing the external cracking and spalled concrete, then replacing several window frames. Buxton Water then undertook the application of elastic joints around doors and window frames and a coating system on the external parts of the concrete silo walls.
Once again this demonstrates our ability to adapt to a project that changes from the original outline. Buxton Water will always work with our client to establish a practical, safe, environmentally sound, and cost-effective solution.