Mansion - Muswell Hill

Foamed concrete key to garden asbestos management

Propump Engineering’s foamed concrete has proved to be a simple, fast and safe method of encapsulating redundant asbestos pipes in landscaped grounds in North London.

As part of the refurbishment of a prestigious mansion block in Muswell Hill, Trident Refurbishment Ltd based in Caterham, Surrey discovered some redundant, asbestos clad pipes within a trench in the communal gardens. With asbestos removal expensive, time consuming and messy, they were looking for a safe and proven method of encapsulating the pipes within the trench that would prevent the release of asbestos and other fibres.

Following a recommendation, Trident Refurbishment turned to the foamed concrete specialists Propump who were able to provide a reliable, strong and low cost fill solution. With a density of 1100kg/m3, the foamed concrete was easily and quickly pumped into place by Propump’s team of applicators.

“The foamed concrete met our requirements, encapsulating the asbestos pipes without the need to disturb them,” commented Steven Candy – Trident Refurbishment’s Managing Director. “The work was carried out very successfully by Propump’s team of conscientious technicians with the minimum of mess or disturbance to the lawns.”

Regularly used to fill underground voids, encapsulate pipes and create flat screeds, the fast and easy application of foamed concrete makes it ideal for traditional buildings and structures where space is at a premium. Foamed concrete is pumpable, self-compacting and can mould itself to the shape of any void.

With the work completed to the highest standards, Propump’s foamed concrete has played a crucial role in the project’s success.

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