Dust Proofer
   The Western Multi Storey Car Park, Southampton
 Dust Proofer
Dust Goes West
 
The decks of a multi-storey car park servicing Southampton's West Quay, the UK's largest town centre shopping development have been sealed and dust-proofed using Stopdust from Don Construction Products. Stopdust was selected because it is cost-effective, water-based, environmentally friendly and compatible with existing bay and directional markings.
 
Owned by Hammersons UK Properties PLC, who also own Brent Cross and other major retail facilities, West Quay occupies land which was formerly the site of the Pirelli Submarine Cable factory in the redeveloped dock area, now part of Southampton's booming city centre.
 
The Western MSCP is an eight level structure with seven internal decks. Design and Build contractor Sir Robert McAlpine's requirement for the 2,400 bay facility was a cost-effective dust sealer that could be applied rapidly. The problem in using conventional products for this purpose is that they are solvent-based and therefore incompatible with existing bay and directional markings.
 
Following site trials Stopdust was selected for application with an airless spray rig set up in a pick-up truck allowing spectacular productivity. In excess of 10,000m² was applied daily.
 
Stopdust is a water-based acrylic material ideal for treatment of newly cured concrete to prevent dusting in large scale industrial and warehouse flooring as well as car park structures. It offers excellent resistance to foot and vehicular traffic, and improves the resistance of concrete to spillages of oil, grease and mild chemicals.
 
 

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