March Roundup – Recent Surfacing Projects

Now that the weather is at least trying to improve and we have the benefit of longer daylight hours, our decorative teams have been very busy through March making the most of the better conditions!
Decorative Surfacing March 22 Projects

We have undertaken a number of decorative schemes in recent weeks, including private work, housing development projects and children’s play area installation as a snapshot!

All projects have had their challenges; here is a roundup of a few from March…

Eastgate House, Market Harborough – Rockingham Construction

This project is a testament to the fact that prior preparation is the key to eventual success, and with this existing sub base surface, it was definitely true!

Eastgate House; Resin Bonded Surfacing

We had to get our surface preparation heads on for this one, to overcome a combination of very old tarmac which had been hidden under gravel, failing tar and chip, topped off with new cementitious repairs!

All areas were scabbled with our machine and hand-held retexturing equipment to remove all dead, loose and undulating materials.

After the preparation was complete, the cleaned surface was force dried with a hot compressed air lance, primer applied to concrete areas and a two-pack epoxy scratch coat applied to the whole area to regulate and void fill, to create a uniform, smooth surface for Decra-Stone application.

Once all prep works were completed, the area was surface dressed using our Decra-Stone resin bonded surfacing, finished in contemporary 2-5mm Natural Silver Blue Granite chippings.

Crag Bank Park, Carnforth – Lancaster Council

Having secured the project through a tendering exercise in late 2021, we were keen to finally make a start on this EPDM Wet Pour safety surfacing scheme up in Lancaster for a council and community joint venture.

Crag Bank Park, EPDM Wet Pour Safety Surfacing

New play equipment has been installed across the site, in preparation for around 450m of wet pour safety surfacing at depths between 40 – 90mm, depending on the fall height risk of the apparatus.

Finished in environmentally friendly recycled black rubber topping, this option can save clients over 60% in comparison to using new/coloured materials, whilst performing to the exact same level in terms of safety and critical fall height protection.

Our crew was dispatched to Lancaster for the week, where approx. 450m of double depth safety surfacing was completed, on time and within budget!

Bovis Homes, Biddenham – Carmac

HMS has completed numerous schemes for Carmac contractors, usually for developers such as David Wilson, Morris Homes and Bovis throughout the southern region.

There was a little more leg work involved with this one, as an existing resin bound surface needed to be removed before a new application could be installed!

Between 2no visits approx. 330m of old surfacing material was removed, and a new 20mm Decra-Set resin bound paving in Daltex Cappuccino (in keeping with the original specification) was installed by our decorative crew.

If you or your client have previously chosen a colour belonging to any of our competitor companies, HMS offers a free of charge guaranteed colour matching service, meaning choices of colours and blends from HMS really are limitless!

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