We were tasked with providing a solution for Revis J & Sons in York as their storage yard had built up loose aggregates and road planings over the years. This had developed potholes from wagons manoeuvring in the same area, resulting in a worn down and uneven yard.
Our expert team surveyed the site where they dug some test holes and analysed the current state of the yard. Once this was complete we were able to advise firstly on skim planing with a 2% fall across the entire yard to help level out the ground, remove potholes and improve water run-off. Then we recommended our RCC concrete for a long-lasting solution for the yard.
Using 450 tonnes of planings removed from the yard, we paved the planings in certain areas to help with the falls for the water to run away and to make the yard bigger to improve the storage area. We supplied 1,900 tonnes of RCC concrete from our Pocklington plant using our tippers and bulkers for a constant flow, so the paving crew could pave 500 tonnes per day and finish the job on time.
Due to our thorough concrete testing and density compaction testing we were able to achieve the results needed for Revis’s new wagon storage yard that can now withstand wagons turning, safely store trailers and run heavy plant traffic on. We decided to finish with a power float to help seal the surface and withstand forklift movements. The total area paved was 5,335m2 at a depth of 150mm, Revis were able to use the yard a couple of days later with minimal disruption to business.