National Rail, Underground and Tram Networks
The Consolid system allows the upgrading of any existing railway embankment and tackles the problems where they come from – the soil beneath the ballast, which tends to soften with time and use integrating into the ballast making the once stable material unstable. This leads to inevitable repairs replacing the now useless ballast with new ballast and also having to dispose of the old ballast creating vast amounts of haulage.
The ability of the Consolid system to treat the time and use worn ballast saves not only time and money but also the environment by not having the need for vast amounts of quarried material. Ballast removed from railroads for reasons of instability can be treated in-plant and stockpiled for use at a later date. Treated material remains treated and can be used at any time.
In a green field site situation treating the in-situ soils with the Consolid system will eliminate any problems in the future. The railway authorities in the U. K. Have the advantage over most European countries because these countries have already tried and tested the Consolid system with most in-situ soils and worn railroad ballast projects which have been well documented and proven by time to be successful economic and environmentally friendly.
With the constant pressure to provide ever more improvements to the UK’s rail infrastructure, it is even more important to get the new and repaired projects right the first time.
The Consolid System can be used in any new or restoration project to strengthen the base layers in the embankments and tracks of our rail, underground and tram networks. Consolid can be mixed with the in-situ soils and recycled material to form a barrier to capillary rise, frost heave and permeability of water; the process is permanent and irreversible once dried. By using Consolid in any construction project you will be saving costs, financially and to the environment.