February 7th, 2020
Case Study: Concrete Silo Repair and Renovation
|Location:||Glasdone Dock, Liverpool|
This project consisted of the repair and conservation of seven concrete wheat silos in Glasdon Dock. The silo’s were built in the 1970’s and in urgent need of the repair because the concrete walls were in a poor condition which ultimately would have impacted the effective operation of the site.
At over 40m high with an internal diameter of 12m, the silos had to remain in operation whilst the restoration works were completed so the maintenance had to be phased for each silo to ensure no loss of service to the site.
Working in a marine environment, the scheme involved many challenges to overcome because of the lack of a substantial water supply and a significant physical aspect of getting the equipment and operatives to the upper elevations.
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 however 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 and 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.