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Durable Joint Sealing For Airfield & Infrastructure Projects

Failed joints and cracked surfaces causing surface water ingress can result in significant damage to concrete and asphalt surfaces, where safety and durability are crucial. If left untreated, these can require full-depth repairs or replacement, a process that will be time-consuming, expensive, and disruptive to airport & infrastructure operations.

Our joint sealing services in combination with other preventative maintenance work offer an excellent alternative, helping you to safeguard your concrete and asphalt runways, aprons, and taxiways against unwanted damage and dilapidation, extending their lifespan and reducing maintenance costs.

Speak to a member of our team today to get your joint sealing project priced.

How concrete joint sealing is used

Joint sealing is a vital process for ensuring the longevity of concrete and asphalt surfaces. It involves the application of sealant material to expansion or contraction joints, which allows the concrete to move through natural expansion and contraction while maintaining a seal, preventing water and contaminate ingress into the joint and slab sub-base. Joint sealing can be done during construction, or completed on failed joints by raking out existing material, preparing the joint and then re-sealing it.

We provide high-quality joint sealing services using either bitumen-based N1 and N2 products or polysulphide cold pour fuel-resistant material. Our team of experts has the equipment and experience to tackle any sealing job, including cable chasing and sealing, with both hot and cold pour capabilities.

Joint sealing has many specific uses across UK airfields:

  • Providing a seal or barrier preventing water and other contaminants from entering the joint itself and the slab sub-base.
  • Prolonging the life of new or existing joints and slabs, helping to extend the lifespan of your assets.
  • Prevents the build-up of dirt and objects in joints, sometimes called FOD (foreign object debris)
  • Joint sealing will also improve the aesthetics of both new and old concrete pavements

Speak to us now to find out how our joint sealing could benefit your new or existing concrete surfaces.

The Castle & Pryor difference

Castle & Pryor brings over 30 years of experience to our specialist services in the aviation & infrastructure industries. Our team goes above and beyond to meet the needs of each client:

  • Industry experience: Our team has extensive experience and knowledge of the UK aviation sector, and we have built a reputation for delivering quality services that meet or exceed industry standards.
  • Equipment and training: We use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure precision and accuracy in all of our services. Our team is skilled in a range of techniques, including concrete joint sealing, rock drilling, and concrete cutting.
  • Meeting deadlines: We are committed to providing responsive and timely services to our clients, and we have a proven track record of meeting tight deadlines and schedules.
  • Cost-effective: Our competitive pricing and cost-saving potential make us a cost-effective solution for clients in the aviation industry.
  • Safe and compliant: We place a high priority on safety and environmental compliance, and we adhere to all UK regulations and guidelines to ensure the safety of our employees and clients.

We hold a host of certifications and accreditations, including being a part of the Extruded Sealant Association, Construction Fixings Association, and Drilling and Sawing Association. We are CHAS Certified, and Platinum Construction Line Accredited. Our team is made up of NVQ 2 Certified Operatives and SSSTS & SMSTS Accredited Supervisors & Managers. We are committed to maintaining these high standards and delivering quality services to our clients.

Just one of our case studies

Castle & Pryor completed a project at London Heathrow, sealing expansion joints on a concrete service road that forms part of an access route to one of the airport’s busy aprons. The sealant used had to meet BAA specifications and be aviation fuel resistant, while offering the flexibility to cope with the stresses and strains of adverse weather-based expansion and contraction, in addition to the weight of an aircraft parked upon it.

From jet washing, grit blasting, corking and priming, to machine placing the sealant itself, Castle & Pryor’s skilled operatives took care of the whole process resulting in a safe and durable seal.

Find out more here, or read more examples through our dedicated case studies page.

Book in expert joint sealing today

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, our qualified experts provide high-quality joint sealing solutions that meet even the strictest aviation standards. We’re committed to delivering the best possible results for your project, and we’re always available to answer any questions you may have.

Contact us today to get a quote for your project.

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