Gatic sets the standard for access covers and frames, offering a combination of matchless quality with tried and tested solutions. The secret lies in the closely machined horizontal and vertical seating faces of the cover and frame components, which, when assembled into a complete unit, provide a cover and frame that is sealed against dirt and water, and remains completely stable without rocking under traffic loads.
Gatic covers are designed both to protect and give easy access to a diverse range of underground services, examples include:
Typical applications can be found in a diverse range of projects including:
Gatic covers are available in a choice of designs to suit different conditions and requirements for appearance.
Covers are designed with an arrangement of cross-ribs forinfilling with concrete. This provides a very strong and hardwearing surface with an attractive appearance.
High performance covers that are lighter in weight than those incorporating concrete infill. Solid top covers incorporate a raised lozenge pattern on the surface.
Gatic covers have been created to suit the widest range of applications and to meet different loading requirements, from relatively light loads (eg, pedestrian areas and residential roads) to the most heavy (eg, airports, dockyards, etc). BS EN 124:1994 classifies covers according to their place of installation as shown below. Where there is any doubt, the stronger class should be selected.
Data from BS EN 124:1994 (Gully tops and manhole tops for vehicular and pedestrian areas. Design requirements, type testing, marking, quality control)