BAM Ritchies

Case Study: Balintore Sea Wall Refurbishment

Client: Highland Council

Location: Easter Ross, Scotland

Date: 2013

Highland Council contacted BAM Ritchies Concrete Techniques section to undertake emergency repairs to the sea wall which had been severely damaged by storm weather so as to prevent further damage.

The first task was to clean the entire wall by high pressure water jetting to remove all the deposits that had built up over the years. Then 16mm steel dowels were drilled and resin fixed into the wall to hold the A353 weldmesh that would form the reinforced part of the concrete overlay.

Once the weld-mesh was completed, the whole of the structure was overlaid with 250mm thick 40kn/m2 sprayed concrete.

Highland Council, also identified a number of further repairs on the structure requiring remedial works and asked BAM Ritchies to undertake these additional works. These included repairing the steps, the pier head, parts of the deck and various parts of the inner harbour wall.

The BAM Ritchies Concrete Techniques team worked on the project for four months.

Value was provided to the client by working closely with all stakeholders to jointly come up with the most cost effective solution and quality construction and finish delivered within budget and on time.