Thanks to Outdoor Trust apprentice Jake Walker, a new video is released today sharing some top tips for cities who are planning to install bronze markers on a Commonwealth Walkway.
Jake made the video while working alongside the expert team from Land Engineering in Glasgow. They installed 35 of the 290mm diameter markers along the Commonwealth Walkway in just 5 days and each one required a slightly different approach.
While supporting the team Jake observed:
'Its amazing how the cross slope, surface type and weather conditions can affect the way the team install these. I've been very impressed with how Alan and Tony can read the situation and know exactly what to do to make it work whether they are going into road stone, concrete pavers, granite or flags. There are some things, like the speed of the drill, using water to lubricate the cut and remembering to leave the mortar to fully cure that you always have to get right or there can be all sorts of bother later."
On average each marker takes approxiamtely 1 hour to install although Jake often found talking to people locally to explain what was going on and posing for photos with the markers once they knew could often take longer! We are particualrly grateful to Stuart Dillett of Land Engineering who has not only helped us with the edit of this short video but is open to helping in other cities who need a Walkway installed to the same standard. Thanks Stuart.