Interior and Foundation Applications
Does you project have hard to access areas. Is the idea of small equipment or even wheel barrowing gravel and compaction a nightmare? Are there utilities that need to be installed and then backfilled without damage? Is the schedule tight? The pumpable nature of Cellular concrete can simplify this experience by pumping from the street and directly around the pre-installed plumbing and conduits. Eliminates all excavation, wheelbarrows, conveyors, backfill, dust, etc. All while providing lightweight and extremely strong backfill to support utilities, floor slabs, stairs or foundations. It even provides an insulated floor system, no extra charge!
“Load Balancing” What is that?
Are you looking to build a new building, a bridge embankment/ approach fill or something else that adds weight? If so these will add additional load to the soils located below the structure. Is your Geotechnical Engineer concerned that this additional weight will cause settlement of your new structrure?
This is where “Load Balancing” comes in. First we start by constructing the new embankment with lightweight fill. Does that resolve the concern? If not then we excavate a calculated amount of heavy onsite soil and replace with lightweight cellular. This typically saves about 90 psf per foot of depth replaced. We then calculated the amount of R&R needed to balance the weight of the new structure.
Through this technique we can eliminate the entire weight of the new structure and eliminate all concern for load induced settlement. This is valid under all types and sizes of structures just contact us during design to assist with the correct density of cellular concrete and provide sample specifications.
Lightweight Insulated Roofing System
Buildings are typically constructed with sloping steel structured to support a sloped roof. This is a very expensive proposition for the steel construction. The lightweight Insulated Roofing System allows construction of a flat structure. The flat roof is then stacked with locally produced EPS Styrofoam to create a slope to drain system designed for the required average or minimum insulation value. Cellular concrete is then installed over the top to create a hard wearing surface. Then the roofer installs the waterproofing roof over the top. Owners love this system because the insulation doesn’t need to be removed when when the roof wears out. The insulation lasts the life of the building.