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Floors & Flooring

An anti-slip solution for a French Pier


Piquey Gironde pier in Lege-Cap Ferret is located just outside Bordeaux, on the south east coast of France. It offers beautiful views of the surrounding coastline and birdlife, as well as being a popular destination for anglers. 

In February, Fortga Civil Engineering contacted Watco, needing help to find the most suitable concrete repair products to renovate the 200 m² hammered concrete pier. Over time, the surface of the pier had become slippery and hazardous, making it imperative that the work was done straight away. As it was winter, they needed a coating that would dry quickly, at low temperatures.

Watco recommended Safety Grip Cold Cure, as it provides excellent slip resistance, whilst curing at temperatures between 0°c-10°c.

Fortga Civil Engineering ordered 40 units of Watco Safety Grip Cold Cure. Once the pier surface had been cleaned and degreased, the coating was applied.