Beany block chosen for major Port Shepstone road upgrade

Beany block chosen for major Port Shepstone road upgrade

ROCLA’s unique Beany Block system, which is specifically designed to enhance roadway drainage, has been installed in the recent upgrades to Nelson Mandela Drive in the Port Shepstone CBD in KwaZulu-Natal.

Pieter Bodenstein, Managing Director of Margate Construction, who were appointed to complete the Nelson Mandela Drive upgrades, said “The Beany Block was specified by the project engineers. It is a versatile product that addresses the need for a drainage system that allows both roadway and kerb drainage”.

“It is easy to install and offers an uplifting finish to the roadway. The system has been applied to both sides of the roadway. It is a very presentable and neat system and we will be utilising the Beany Block throughout the project which is due to be completed in February 2023” said Bodenstein.

The Beany system consists of a series of base blocks of standard channel section and top blocks of inverted channel section with an opening in one side face, collecting water horizontally into the channel section. When laid end to end, they form kerb and/or surface water drainage units strong enough to withstand normal traffic loading.

“The quantities required for this project, coupled with relatively short lead times meant that we needed to mobilise production capacities from more than one of our nationwide branches.” Said Ritesh Singh. Sales Consultant for Rocla based in Newcastle, KZN.

The Beany Block is a substitute for kerbs, stormwater pipework (channel equivalent to and replacing 250mm – 300mm diameter pipes), kerb inlets and parts of footways. The system also reduces contractual claims as damaged services are less likely to occur when compared to conventional drainage, as excavations involved in the installation of the system are shallow.

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