UltraCrete is Proven to Provide a Permanent Repair in the French Alps16th January 2017
Instarmac’s French partner, Vert Bleu, have carried out a progress report on a number of failed manhole frames and covers they reinstated in 2015 using UltraCrete PY5 and Instant Road Repair.
In the summer of 2015, Vert Bleu completed a number of manhole reinstatements along the busy lakeside road that runs along France’s third largest lake, ‘Lac d’Annecy’, in Haute Savoie in the French Alps.
18 months and over 5 million vehicles later, Vert Bleu re-visited the repair site and were pleased to announce that the reinstatements were undamaged and remained as good as the day they were installed – proving that UltraCrete really does provide a permanent repair, even in Alpine conditions!
Vert Bleu used PY5 flowable resin bedding mortar and Instant Road Repair cold lay asphalt for these reinstatements.
Part of UltraCrete’s range of high performance bedding mortars, PY5 is ideal for anchoring bolts or bars, bedding lights in carriageways and backfill of manhole covers. PY5 is able to withstand extreme wear and tear and boasts an impressive compressive strength gain of 85N/mm² after just 1 hour. What’s more, failed manholes reinstated with PY5 can be opened to traffic in just 40 minutes.
Independently tested and approved by the Highway Authority Product Approval Scheme (HAPAS), UltraCrete Instant Road Repair® has been used to repair potholes and failed manhole systems around the world for over 35 years.
Applied in 3 easy steps – clean, pour, compact – Instant Road Repair can be opened to traffic immediately allowing for roads to be opened quickly, minimising disruption. Instant Road Repair has been used to provide a permanent repair all around the world and in a number of climates, further proving its high performance capabilities.