An asphalt reinstatement system developed to provide high-quality patch repairs on footways and carriageways has been used for the regeneration of station platforms. Asphalt Systems' Rhinopatch method was recently trialled at Kidbrooke Station.
Both platform surfaces at Kidbrooke were extremely worn and cracked. Conventional resurfacing was not an option because of the inevitable disruption, so a modified version of the Rhinopatch system was chosen.
Rhinopatch uses infra-red technology to heat up the damaged asphalt. The system is based around Gilsonite, a naturally occurring mineral asphalt specifically designed to replace the lost hydrocarbon compounds in the damaged asphalt, re-establishing its original integrity.
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