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It will always look shit.

You cannot patch concrete and make it look right, especially coloured concrete. Or I can't anyway. Do it right the first time every time and walk away happy.

As for cutting a 1-2 inch channel all the way along the rails in 300m sections, that's an incredibly shit job. I feel bad for the people doing it. That's what happens when the dickhead writing the plans uses the rails as shutters. Astonishingly stupid. They should make the planners do it, in weather like today. Give them some fucking experience and knowledge of what they're actually doing when coming up with really dumb shit.

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1 hour ago, ellanvannin2010 said:

They look like they are to inject resin into the crack

I agree. I think they are drilled in. The injection pump might be connected to the top and then injected in over a period a couple of hours. Fill in all the mini voids

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2 hours ago, Numbnuts said:

Good look with that project . Theres thousand plus cracks , only countered between Palace and Queens prom and there was 372 in 350m , so its going to be a long haul and if it even works.

I don't need luck. Its not my project

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2 hours ago, finlo said:

It they're less than a metre apart surely it would be easier to break the lot up?

No there not less than a metre apart as remember there's 3 areas, the two side red areas plus the center one. Also its not consistent across all three. Only way is breaking it all up but there trying to save face and find a solution. As Teapot says you cant patch coloured concrete . Well you can but it will never look right and matching the colour is a nightmare. Have done it to match a new garage with exsiting house and took a quite a few patch tests to get it right. Including weighing out the dye before mixing with cement / sand . Also it of course dries lighter which complicates the job.

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8 hours ago, Numbnuts said:

Still some in the heads of DOI staff me thinks . 

more disruption announced today  traffic  single file and parking discontinued while they dig up  the areas of the promenade again , the drains are still stuffed in some places , they are slowly killing off the retail and tourist sector  and if all the red concrete has to come up again  then they might as well get somebody in who knows what they are doing , run the rails the full length of the Prom , and be done with it , if Tynwald decides the DOI   gone against the spirit of the motion passed almost 3 years ago to keep the trams  then that could cause further disruption , and while they at  it get rid of the silly carbuncles and pinch points they have created , 

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2 hours ago, Omobono said:

more disruption announced today  traffic  single file and parking discontinued while they dig up  the areas of the promenade again , the drains are still stuffed in some places , they are slowly killing off the retail and tourist sector  and if all the red concrete has to come up again  then they might as well get somebody in who knows what they are doing , run the rails the full length of the Prom , and be done with it , if Tynwald decides the DOI   gone against the spirit of the motion passed almost 3 years ago to keep the trams  then that could cause further disruption , and while they at  it get rid of the silly carbuncles and pinch points they have created , 

Genuinely I would appeal to them to just rip out the concrete and tarmac it. Any colour they want, just please get rid of the unsuitable concrete.

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2 hours ago, Omobono said:

more disruption announced today  traffic  single file and parking discontinued while they dig up  the areas of the promenade again , the drains are still stuffed in some places , they are slowly killing off the retail and tourist sector  and if all the red concrete has to come up again  then they might as well get somebody in who knows what they are doing , run the rails the full length of the Prom , and be done with it , if Tynwald decides the DOI   gone against the spirit of the motion passed almost 3 years ago to keep the trams  then that could cause further disruption , and while they at  it get rid of the silly carbuncles and pinch points they have created , 

Did the DOI Minister not say they would be mindful of undertaking work on roads in and around Douglas while the Mountain Road was shut. That obviously does not apply the the 100s of extra vehicles using the promenade to get access to and from the coast road to Ramsey. Isle of Man where you can!

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19 hours ago, Numbnuts said:

No there not less than a metre apart as remember there's 3 areas, the two side red areas plus the center one. Also its not consistent across all three. Only way is breaking it all up but there trying to save face and find a solution. As Teapot says you cant patch coloured concrete . Well you can but it will never look right and matching the colour is a nightmare. Have done it to match a new garage with exsiting house and took a quite a few patch tests to get it right. Including weighing out the dye before mixing with cement / sand . Also it of course dries lighter which complicates the job.

You can't polish a turd.....but you can roll it in glitter.

 

The world's most expensive glitter if the DOI are involved!

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