UltraScape Transforms Estonia’s Road Network31st October 2017
Instarmac’s Estonian partner, RoadService, have supplied UltraScape Flowpoint to install 3 new roundabouts and road edges on the highly anticipated Juuliku Road Junction and Road Section at Tallinn Roundabout.
Spanning 9km, the construction of the Juuliku Road Junction and Road Section involved reconstructing areas of the existing road network as well as introducing a 3.35km connection road, two bridges and viaducts and a two-level interchange.
An additional three roundabouts were built with natural stone to assist with the flow of cars and trucks. Maanteeamet (Estonian Road Administration) required a grout that would be durable, could withstand the freezing winters and warm summers experienced in Estonia and would provide a permanent solution to avoid future disruption to motorists.
Supplied by RoadService, AS Merko Ehitus Eesti and AS Merko Infra ja Tallinna Teede AS, the contractors for this project, chose to use Flowpoint rapid set flowable grout to point the stone setts on this unique location.
Part of the UltraScape Mortar System, Flowpoint has been independently tested to British Standard 7533 and has been developed over a number of years to provide a durable finish which will not crack or stain – a guarantee that has been put to the test in some of the world’s hottest and coldest climates.
Flowpoint’s fluid consistency allows for large areas of paving to be grouted quickly. The flowable nature of the product means it is equally suited to grouting small cobbles on a driveway as it is large paving tiles in urban regeneration projects. This also makes it the ideal product for grouting uneven areas, which was essential for this project.
What’s more, Flowpoint can receive foot traffic in 1 hour and vehicular traffic in 4 hours keeping disruption to motorists and pedestrians to a minimum and allowing contractors to move on to their next project quickly.
This project is the latest in a long line of prestigious projects for Flowpoint. UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System has been specified and used at Tallinn Old Town, MBR City, City Walk and Opera House in Dubai, Roxy Cinema in New Zealand and MediaCity, Savoy Hotel and the Bullring Shopping Centre in the UK.
For further information on Flowpoint and the other materials in UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System, please email email@example.com or call Instarmac’s International Sales Team on +44 (0) 1827 254402.