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Fast track foamed concrete solution

When a cavity appeared overnight beneath the tracks on a major rail commuter route at Dartford railway station, contractor B&M McHugh needed a super-quick solution. Propump Engineering reacted fast, attending the site in a matter of hours to fill the void with foamed concrete.

With trains operating at a precautionary reduced speed over the site, where a redundant subway had collapsed, it was essential that the works were carried out quickly to avoid further disruption.

“We were able to attend that night after the last train had passed through,” said Propump’s Graham Youd. “We quickly filled the void in time to allow the trains to continue to run as normal the next day on the busy commuter line into Charing Cross and Blackfriars.”

Justin McGregor, Contracts Manager at B & M McHugh Ltd commented, “As a local company we’ve used Propump in the past, so when Network Rail specified a foamed concrete fill we knew where to go. They came to the site at short notice and quickly filled the void. Because of how fluid it is, foamed concrete takes no time at all to get the job done. We would definitely go back to Propump in the future and find them very reactive to our needs – however urgent the job.”

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