The Dingley Bypass in Morabbin has been upgraded with 32 tons of Statop Colour Hardener from Bescon to ensure pedestrian and cyclist safety on the 6.4km bike path.
The city of Kingston Council regularly specify Bescon Statop® Colour Hardener for footpaths, traffic islands and bike paths in the Kingston Municipality.
Leighton Constructions were recently contracted to complete the works for the Dingley Bypass as part of the Victorian Government’s $156 Million Bypass linking Westall Road in Dingley Village to Warragul Road in Moorabbin. 32 tons of Bescon Statop® Colour Hardener was used on the 6.4 km Bike Path, as specified by the City of Kingston.
The advantages of using the Statop® Coloured Surface Hardener include:
- The colour can be made intense without excessive use of oxide, as its concentrated on the surface.
- It increases the surface strength from 25 to over 80Mpa.
- It greatly assists with UV and wear resistance.
- The surface tends to be less porous than plain concrete.
- Can be trowelled on.
- Maintains colour fastness and colour consistency.
Independent testing in 1998 carried out at 28 days on Concrete with a Compressive Strength of 25Mpa achieved the following results:
Abrasion Resistance | Up to 9 times greater than concrete alone. (Can be further increased when a Sealer is applied)
Adhesion Strength | No 2416 (AS 1580.408.5-1994) 160 PSI. Demonstrated satisfactory adhesion strength to the concrete samples supplied in accordance with BS8204 Part 3 1993
Colour fastness | No 2417 (AS 1580.481.1.2) No Colour Change after 2000 hours accelerated weathering
Compressive Strength | No 2418 (AS 2073-1977) 86.7 MPa. Demonstrated a satisfactory mean compressive strength. The compressive strength value obtained was greater than values published for several similar general purpose cementitious floor coating products in the market, and comparable with some “high strength” products. It is considered the material possess adequate strength for demanding service environments given proper curing.
For more information on the Bescon product range, visit their website at www.bescon.com.au