London Eye

A feat of engineering unlike any other, undertaken for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, The London Eye continues to attract a constant stream of visitors. The vast majority, however, do not realise that the weight of the whole structure is taken on Weber high performance grout.

Reliable transfer of load from the structure to supporting foundations is a vital element of design in any Civil Engineering project and this is paramount where high static loads and the transport of the public are part of the equation.

Due to its long service record of reliability in use, Weber Five Star Grout was chosen by the contractors McApline to carry out this crucial role.

Five Star Grout has to perform in the confined space between the superstructure of the fabrication and the concrete foundations that support it. In this vital but restricted area is important that full contact with all bearing surfaces is achieved and that no shrinkage of the material during curing occurs enabling movement to occur. Five Star Grout is usually poured or pumped as a flowing grout into such areas in such a manner as to ensure that no air voids are formed. On setting and curing the material is slightly expansive and has thermal movement characteristics similar to the supporting concrete. The exclusion of any metallic based elements from the formulation eliminates any possibility of subsequent problems such as dimensional instability, corrosion or staining.

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