Leopardstown racecourse, Dublin

Leopardstown racecourse, Dublin

Dublin Ireland Epoxy FAS 100 Epoxy Flex PH PUR Top M+

Leopardstown racecourse dates back to 1888 and is regarded as one of Europe’s premier race locations. The current racecourse and buildings were developed in 1967 and have continuously expanded through the years. The tote hall is the focus of race day activity with bars, food outlets and betting facilities all located under the main stand.

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Construction project:
Floor coating - industrial systems Floor coating Floor coating - decorative systems
Building type:
Other buildings
Stadiums / arenas / sport facilities
Short description
The refurbishment of the hall included a new floor finish to compliment new bars and food outlets. The existing floor consisted of vinyl tiles and these in part were left in place to reduce cost and ensure the contract was completed in time. Remmers supplied samples and liaised with architects in ensuring the correct system was specified for the new floor. Remmers Epoxy FAS 100 was used as a special primer for adhesion to the vinyl tiles prior to the application of a flow applied Epoxyflex Coating PH, (applied in three colours). A scratch resistant and slip resistant seal coat PUR Top M+, was then applied to enhance the durability of the floor surface. Ceramix colour quartz system was used behind the bar areas for increased slip resistance.
Site address:
D18 C9V6 Dublin
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The structure showed cracks in some places, for which there were different causes. Improved statics and higher load capacity were achieved by stiffening the structures, frictional connection of the disturbed foundation and decoupling the components gate, passage hall and gate houses components. Particularly on the western side, intense blackening of the rock surface had built up, which was strongly interlocked with the ground. The deposits were composed of a mixture of soot and plaster. The cleaning process carried out in 1990 with the help of water could only result in a superficial cleaning. In 2002, the newly developed method of particle beam cleaning and cleaning by laser made it possible to remove soot and plaster without destroying the original surface.
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On the façade surfaces of Kaispeicher A, there was a lot of efflorescence and lime aging, both signs of penetrating moisture. The damage patterns indicated a lack of frost resistance as well as no protection against driving rain. The listed façade required extensive frost and moisture protection, but was not allowed to undergo any visual changes.
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