Hobletts Manor Infant School required paths to be laid to their newly designed and created sensory garden, an enclosed area for children to enjoy nature and learn at the same time. The paths would be purely for foot traffic but needed to be visually attractive and slip-resistant. The school is committed to caring for the environment by recycling when possible, so Ronacrete’s newly introduced RonaDeck EcoPath UV was the obvious product for specification.
RonaDeck EcoPath UV is a resin bound surfacing system that combines specially formulated polyurethane resin with a blend of aggregate and recycled rubber granules (taken from truck tyres).
The contractor placed the vulcanised rubber granules (15kg) and kiln dried aggregate (75kg) into a clean, forced action mixer.
The two parts of the RonaDeck EcoPath UV resin were then mixed with a drill and helical paddle mixer attachment for 30-45 seconds. The mixed resin was immediately added to the mixer with the already mixed aggregate and rubber granules and mixed with the aggregate/rubber blend until the aggregate was evenly coated.
RonaDeck EcoPath UV was then applied at a thickness of 35mm to the prepared sub-base of compacted Type 3 aggregate and levelled and smoothed with a float, taking care not to over compact the surfacing to ensure permeability.
The surface was allowed to cure and was ready for foot traffic within 24 hours.
Aggregate is usually 0–4 mm and is mixed with cement in the ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 cement to sand, depending on strength requirements and drying requirements. For total screed thicknesses in excess of 50 ...Read more