by Rapid Ready Mix
Location – Industrial Site in Morden
The yard was purchased 5 years ago when Rapid ReadyMix initially began. Through the years our state of the art batching plants which deliver the concrete and screed weighing in excess of 40 tonne each, are continually driven in and out of the yard plus the aggregate tippers which can deliver more than 3 times a day also weighing in excess of 40 tonne.
The grounds of the yard have endured excessive loads and weathering which caused the grounds to crack and sink over time.
We needed to erect a sound-proofed canopy in order to satisfy the council and neighbours of the industrial estate and control the sound of the vehicles. It was decided it would be a perfect opportunity to carry out all of the works at the same time. The canopy required 14x2m3 bases for a satisfactory foundation for it to be fixed to.
The works were planned and it was to be completed within a time frame of 3 months at which was to be our busiest time of the year. We provided our contractors with over 400m3 with a specification of RC28/35 with 300 KG cement content with steel reinforcing mesh. This was used alongside the complete re-slabbing of our yard.
It was a difficult time and we had to turn down work as it was a juggling act and required a total repositioning of the yard in order to continue delivering to our client’s.
Through outstanding teamwork, effort and supportive clients we were able to persevere and complete the works on time and without too much upset to our ever growing clientele.