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Beverley Saturday Market

Beverley Saturday Market can be traced back to the 12th Century and remains a thriving market town in East Yorkshire. After years of continuous repairs to the paving, the area had become very shabby and resembled a patchwork quilt. This constant demand and use meant that the East Riding of Yorkshire County Council invested a hefty £2.5m to replace cobbles and unsightly tarmac with various types of concrete block paving and transformed the damaged Yorkstone paving flags.

The Challenge

Due to the sheer amount of weight being placed on the market paving on a daily basis, this is one of the main reasons behind the destabilisation of paving joints. Alongside the heavy footfall, it was also recognised at the planning stage that the cleaning regimes would lead to the removal of jointing sand, causing paver destabilisation and tripping hazards for those visiting the Beverley Saturday Market.

As a leading provider in the paving sealant industry, Resiblock proposed a suggestion of applying paving sealant to the destabilised cobbles which would prevent future erosion to the market and reduce the impact of heavy use over extended periods of time.

Our Solution

As part of the Beverley Saturday Market project, one of our most popular and effective products was specified – Resiblock ‘22’. It’s a one pack moisture cured specialist pre-polymer urethane paving sealer which is used in many paving projects. It is used widely within the sealant industry to prevent jointing sand erosion in the most arduous of circumstances. Some of these circumstances include jet thrust from aircraft movement on aprons, also referred to as tarmac.

Easy Application

The easy application which requires no specialist labour, and Resiblock ‘22’ binds the jointing sand preventing its removal from both natural and manmade forces. The installation of our quality paving sealant will inhibit weed and grass growth from the joint and provide a significant degree of stain protection for the paving surface area. Once cured, it remains fully elastomeric thereby accommodating the small elastic deflections incorporated in the pavement design.

Benefits of Resiblock ‘22

  • One pack material / Easy application.
  • Prevents sand loss from cleaning regimes.
  • Inhibits the growth of weeds and grasses in the joints.
  • Virtually eliminates residual staining from chewing gum.
  • Maintains structural stability.
  • Significantly reduces maintenance costs.
  • Case Study
  • Project name: Beverley Saturday Market
  • Client: East Riding of Yorkshire C.C.
  • Contractor: Galliford Try
  • Site: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Project: Beverley Saturday Market
  • Area: 6,500m²
  • Paver type: Concrete Block Paving & Yorkstone Paving Flags
  • Product/s: Resiblock '22'
  • Date: April 2013