Sub Aqua Concreting in Port St Mary
|Truckmixer in place at the pump and ready to go||
The concrete goes underwater via the pumping line
On 3rd July 2014, Island Aggregates supplied concrete to a job with a difference!
The team carrying out this pour weren’t your average concreting squad in hard hats and wellington boots, with wheelbarrows and trowels to hand.
The PPE this team were kitted out in comprised full diving suits with breathing apparatus. For these specialist divers were placing concrete under water to underpin Port St Mary’s Alfred Pier, which dates back to 1882. The pier had suffered extensive damage in the storm surges which hit the island in the early months of 2014.
Not your average concreting squad!
The IOM Government’s Department of Infrastructure called on Island Aggregates to supply 20m3 of our high strength underwater concrete mix to fill the voids which had developed. This specialist mix is designed to stay cohesive when placed in water and performed very well on the day, ensuring a satisfactory repair to this historic structure. The pictures taken on the day show the operation in progress, the concrete being pumped down below the water level where we can only assume the divers did the rest!!
For information on our range of watertight and underwater concretes please contact Island Aggregates Technical Supervisor, Simon Clarke on 898211 or 492236Back