Concrete Canvas® for Rail

Concrete Canvas® (CC) is a flexible, concrete-filled geosynthetic, that hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable and waterproof concrete layer. Essentially, it’s Concrete on a Roll™. CC allows concrete construction without the need for plant or mixing equipment: just add water.

CC has been widely used by Network Rail across the UK for over ten years and is an industry-accepted alternative to conventional concrete. The geosynthetic has been specified by Route Directors, Senior Asset Engineers (Drainage) and minor works teams across the five Network Rail regions and their 13 routes.

CC has been extensively used through CP4, CP5 and CP6. The majority of route network framework contractors have installed CC including QTS, BAM Nuttall, Costain, AmcoGiffen, Alun Griffiths and Story Contracting.

Manufactured entirely in Wales, CC offers a lower carbon, environmentally sensitive solution for erosion control and weed suppression applications when compared to traditional concrete solutions.

12 Years of Concrete Canvas® and Network Rail

Concrete Canvas® has been specified on numerous projects for Network Rail, Transport for London, Translink NI Railways and others. Typical applications for Rail in the UK include channel lining, culvert repair and weed suppression.

Concrete Canvas Ltd has enjoyed a working relationship with Network Rail for over ten years, and CC is one of few products to have been included in Network Rail’s Standardised Task Portal.

See the CC installation animation from the STP on the right.

Further Resources

For more information on how Concrete Canvas® products can be used in the Rail Sector, take a look at some of our resources via the buttons below.

You’ll find an exclusive CC UK Rail Webinar, now available on demand; our standardised channel lining design drawing for Network Rail projects, and downloadable case studies and resources packed full of information on our previous works with the UK’s Rail Industry.

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