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Water eliminated on Czech viaduct

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Stirling Lloyd's spray applied Eliminator waterproofing membrane has been used in the refurbishment of the Jezernice viaduct, reputedly the oldest railway viaduct in the Czech Republic. Built in 1847, it forms part of the rail corridor linking Prague and Ostrava and also provides an important crossing point between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.

Design engineer SUDOP specified the Eliminator system following its successful use on another part of the line. Application was undertaken by a local contractor which had undergone training by Stirling Lloyd.

One coat of PAR1 primer and two coats of the methyl methacrylate resin-based membrane were applied.

One particular advantage of the system is that ballast could be laid directly on to the membrane, without any fear of damage. This meant a significant reduction in time taken and cost of the refurbishment.

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