Stirling Lloyd’s Eliminator system was specified for the waterproofing of the historic Reading Bridge, as part of a refurbishment project. A key transport link between Reading town centre on the south bank with Caversham on the north bank, the bridge required major strengthening works in order to bring it in line with 21st century infrastructure, capable of withstanding increasing volumes and axle-weights of traffic and help ensure it continues to keep traffic moving for many years to come.

During the construction work, the bridge was completely closed for two weeks in July 2015. A total of 950m2 of Stirling Lloyd primer, Eliminator membrane and Bond Coat 3 was applied by VolkerLaser to the reinforced concrete bridge deck. Eliminator provides a tough, seamless, flexible membrane and the Bond Coat 3 cures to provide a hard tack free protective finish – both being resistant to contamination and damage from site traffic. This allowed other trades and phases of works to take place throughout the duration of the waterproofing works without damage.