Over 1500 tonnes of a new bedding mortar, CEMEX Readybase, has been used for the first time in the extensive paved areas around the iconic bus station in the £450 million ‘Heart of Slough’ development.
Steve Crompton, CEMEX Technical Director comments “Readybase has been developed for use with rigid bound paving and is the perfect solution for large areas with heavy foot fall and vehicle movements, such as Slough bus station, and areas like shopping centres.
“Over the last few months throughout the country we have had wet weather, Readybase can be laid provided there is no standing water and of course, in temperate conditions.”
Manufactured using factory cements and graded aggregates to a guaranteed high standard, Readybase meets BS7533 and is delivered dry in a silo to be mixed with water on site. It can be laid to a thickness of between 10mm and 75mm at one time with subsequent layers added as required.
For contractors, as well as its long term durability, another of its outstanding attributes is that the area can be walked on after just 12 hours and withstand vehicle traffic after 24 hours, saving valuable time.
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- CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the concrete-block paving, and concrete block sectors. Additionally, the company is the leading supplier of concrete sleepers to the rail industry and a supplier of PFA cement additives. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK with over 360 locations, to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see www.CEMEX.co.uk, www.CEMEX.com