As the population of Australia continues to grow, increasing pressure is placed on existing infrastructure assets. Maintaining or replacing ageing infrastructure presents many challenges for councils, which must operate within tight budgets and limit the impact on communities and the environment. This is why employing non-invasive, economical asset repair and preservation solutions is critically important.
Maintaining infrastructure assets is crucial for public safety and can be an expensive process for local governments, especially as infrastructure ages and the cost of repairs increases.
If maintenance is deferred, repairs become more extensive and create a bigger drain on resources. Finding solutions to increase the lifespan of existing infrastructure and avoid complex reconstruction is an effective way to reduce budget demands.
For almost 30 years, Mainmark has developed and delivered advanced technologies for ground engineering and asset preservation, working with councils to provide void filling, ground improvement and re-levelling solutions. The core technologies Mainmark employs are Teretek®, Terefil® and Terefirm®.
Mainmark’s Russell Deller said, “Australia has a lot of ageing infrastructure that is required to service increasing populations. I think it’s becoming increasingly important to ensure that infrastructure assets are well-maintained and preserved.”
“From removing trip hazards on footpaths to re-supporting and raising roads or bridges to re-levelling and re-supporting buildings or structures, Mainmark solutions have been successfully employed across numerous assets managed or owned by councils.”
Efficient solutions for community needs
Repair, maintenance or decommissioning of infrastructure often requires road closures and lengthy community disruptions. This can prove challenging for local governments, who must manage the interests and concerns of their constituents.
The main benefit of Mainmark solutions is that they are of a non-invasive surgical nature compared to traditional methods, and the work can be completed quickly, meaning there’s less disruption to communities.
“Our technologies have fast delivery and curing times, which means treated areas can be used immediately or without the delays experienced when using traditional repair or replacement methods,” Mr Deller said.
Mainmark solutions are non-invasive. It means not having to rip up a section of roadway or generally avoiding excavation altogether. Works are often performed at night while everyone’s asleep.
“It’s not only less disruptive to the community, the speed in which these solutions can be completed ensure they are also significantly more cost-effective, which means taxpayer’s money is being more wisely spent.”