A concrete seal has been put on a concrete floor in a London hotel, forcing it to stay sealed for at least another two weeks.
The concrete is a material used to make up concrete floors, which is a high-tech product used in buildings, factories and other construction sites.
The seal is being used to prevent flooding from the water running down the concrete into the street below, and it was installed by the building’s owner, the Royal National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The building is at the corner of a residential street, and the concrete washes off the pavement when it is removed from the floor, causing the seal to remain on the floor.
The RNIST says that the sealer is being kept in place because of the risk of further flooding.
The London mayor said the city was “deeply concerned” by the situation and would “continue to work closely with the authorities to get this situation resolved quickly”.
It said the building was not being treated as a flood hazard, and that the contractor responsible for the work would not be prosecuted.
A spokesperson for the Royal Institute of Engineers said that they were “aware of the situation” and would be following up with the company.
The spokesperson added that the water would “not affect the ability of the building to be constructed”.
But the building owners said they had been forced to temporarily close the street to traffic because of flooding in the area.
RNIST said that the concrete seal had been put in place in response to “urgent” water levels in the street.
“We have received reports of flooding from residents on the street, as well as from the area on the edge of the city where the water level has risen,” the spokesperson said.
“This was a precautionary measure to protect the safety of the public.”
A spokesperson from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said that it would be “an ongoing process to determine the impact on the building and to determine how much the water has changed and what its effect on the public’s experience”.
The RIC said it was “monitoring the situation with the relevant authorities” and “will keep people updated”.
It added that it “strongly supports” the use of concrete in buildings.
The spokeswoman said that building owners and the RNII had been in contact about the issue and were in regular contact with the city.
“The building is safe and the public can walk through it,” she added.
The Royal Institution said that concrete flooring is used for “the construction of all types of concrete, concrete walls, roofing, and flooring”.
The organisation added that “any significant disruption to public and emergency services in the immediate vicinity” would “have a significant and direct impact on residents”.