Tyre recycling with tyre bales for use in construction
Tyre bale usage in construction

Potential applications for tyre block use in construction cover a wide range and at this stage are most likely limited only by the imagination and experience of those describing the applications. Whilst being a relatively new construction material in the UK, tyre blocks have been successfully used in the USA for many years, in particular New York. The following list has been drawn up in consultation with the Project Advisory Group and while not intended to be exhaustive, it certainly covers a wide range of applications:

  • Soakaways under carparks
  • Road foundations over soft ground.
  • Lightweight embankment fill.
  • Gabion-type walls (including tied-back walls) - possibly mesh wrapped.
  • Earth pressure reduction zones to retaining walls.
  • Backfill to retaining walls.
  • Slope stabilisation applications (similar to 3 above).
  • Drainage layers and storm water management.
  • River erosion control.
  • Marine erosion control.
  • Flood defence bund.
  • Storm water retention.
  • Landfill cell engineering and road construction.
  • Under-floor insulation in new building construction.
  • Combined geomembrane protection and drainage layer for landfill sites.
  • Combined stress absorbing and drainage layer behind integral bridge abutments.
  • Run off and drainage at side of motorways.
  • Noise bund/noise fence.
  • Foundations for Race courses / Horse riding arenas / gallops

For futher details and information on the each of the potential applications described in the above list please contact Steve Mendes here.