1 May 2019
Exchange House - Carlisle
The existing structure is a multi-purpose building predominantly used as a hotel. The external facades comprise of mainly brickwork walls and reinforced concrete elements that include wall panels and window surrounds. Following testing, it has been determined that the building is susceptible to the effects of chloride and carbonation in the reinforced elements. The scope of works for CRL is to break out and reinstate the defected areas of reinforced concrete, install corrosion inhibitors and a full elastomeric paint system to both the parent and repaired concrete over a course of 12 weeks.
The project is now in the second week of commencement and the CRL team on site have completed the break out and concrete repairs on Elevation 2 via cradle access. Over the coming week the entire abutment will be treated with anti-carbonation coatings followed by a full elastomeric paint system. CRL operatives are mindful of the residential surrounding and thus noisy works restrictions have been implemented for noisy operations such as concrete breakout. As well as this, segregation zones have been implemented around the perimeter of the works using harass fencing and appropriate signage to protect the members of the public and inform them of the potential hazards surrounding the area of works.