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Construction sites must be mindful of their impact on the environment and make all necessary attempts to minimise pollution. Projects involving concrete laying particularly need to ensure tools are thoroughly cleaned. Concrete wash out and silt filter systems are widely available, but this site required a more mobile facility which could be dismantled, relocated and reassembled. They also found that lined concrete wash out pits were not 100% reliable, took up too much room and made it difficult to keep the area clean.

See the examples below for how the site resolved the problem:

  • Developed a mobile concrete washout and surplus concrete re-use facility.
  • The new system is built from timber sleepers screwed together to ensure it is strong and robust.
  • It has layers of polythene on the outside of the sleepers and on the inside of the sleepers.
  • The facility is reinforced by ply and polythene to ensure no concrete-polluted water escapes.
  • Two straps are included to lift cured concrete out of the unit.
  • Once cured, the concrete can be re-used on site as vehicle protection blocks.
  • The washout unit won a national Green Apple Award for environmental best practice and the company made a donation to the Green Earth Appeal.

This system is useful for constrained sites which need more mobility and is more reliable than lined skips or pits built off the ground.

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Monitor report. Kier Construction. Devon. February 2017.


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  1. wayne cannon says:

    Its a good idea but for volumetric trucks they need to be as low to the ground as possible.

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