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Tech Showcase | Hand Placed Concrete

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SoluForm supplies hand placed concrete solutions for wet and dry environments.

SoluForm, a division of Hoben International, offers a range of cost effective, simple to use solutions for the hand placement of concrete.

For placement in rivers and similar bodies of water, where there is a desire or need to place concrete cleanly and in an environmentally acceptable manner, this is achieved through the use of lined biodegradable bagwork.

For general civil engineering applications, out of water placement or in low risk situations, this can be achieved with unlined bagwork.

Such hand placed bagwork may be needed for scour protection, void filling, underpinning to a structure subject to scour, the formation of headwalls to culverts and bridges, or the creation and protection of riverbanks and walls.

SoluForm is able to bag and distribute from its ISO accredited concrete production and bagging facilities in Derbyshire, eliminating the need for contractors to bag-up concrete themselves, on site.

SoluForm’s bagwork products are prefilled with a choice of concrete grades. It also supplies the bagwork in a range of bagwork options. It is SoluForm’s intention to increase its range and capacity over the coming year, to increase the number of design mixes it can offer.

In addition to the bags, SoluForm also supplies ancillary steelwork for strengthening finished blockwork, or for placing lined bagwork underwater.

What are  the benefits?

Hand placed bagwork is simple to use, no specialist skills are required and it can be carried and placed by hand. It provides a cost effective means of placing concrete for a variety of civil engineering applications.

One particular advantage of hand placed bagwork over other products is that it is highly adaptable, allowing site personnel the ability to adapt to changes in design, install a solution despite limited information about the problem, or work around unforeseen obstacles.

Lined bagwork is ideal for hand placing concrete in watercourses in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner, in most cases without the need for dewatering or temporary works.

Unlined bagwork is suitable for near-water, out of water or away from watercourse placement, where bagwork is either pre-soaked or wetted following placement, subject to regulatory control or approval.

The bagwork, including liners, is fully biodegradable and liners and outer hessian bagwork are made from natural, renewable and sustainable resources.

Suitable for a range of civil engineering applications, either in water with the use of lined bagwork, or out of water using unlined bagwork.

It is suitable for underpinning, void filling, riverbank works, constructing culvert headwalls and various scour protection works.

  • Produced in association with Hoben International


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