Ironwork reinstatement

Road ironwork such as manhole covers, road gullies and duct covers need to be bedded with a resilient mortar to prevent the unit rocking or breaking up under traffic loading. Often the reinstatement of ironwork is done within traffic possessions under temporary roadworks and the time to reinstate is a critical factor.

Rapid setting bedding mortars from Weber have been used very successfully for the last 30 years. 

Common issues and queries you can face

Loose ironwork

Loose ironwork

Cracks in the pavement and movement of the manhole frame can result in the frame becoming loose. This results in the cover and frame 'rocking' and causing road noise as the unit is trafficked. The pavement begins to rapidly break up, causing failure.

Failure in sand/cement bedding mortar

Failure in sand/cement bedding mortar

Site-mixed sand/cement bedding mortar cracks and crumbles under traffic loads, resulting in premature failure of the cover and frame.

Collapsed brickwork

Collapsed brickwork

Old brick chambers can collapse under traffic loads or become dislodged during reinstatement works.

Use pre-bagged design mix bedding mortars

A detailed inspection of the ironwork needs to be done to understand the cause of the defect before reinstatement. Use pre-bagged special design mix bedding mortars for the reinstatement using fast and rapid-setting mortars.

1. Reinstatement concrete

Back-fill around ironwork with rapid-setting concrete. Use webercem pyracrete or webercem pyrapatch.

2. Bedding mortar

Use webercem pyrabed applied between 10mm and 100mm thick to bed down frame. Use:

3. Brickwork

Take out loose and broken bricks and reinstate bricks with webercem pyrabed T60 or webercem pyrabed T90 mortar.

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