Applications and Benefits of Foamed Concrete In the recent few years, lightweight concrete slabs and other concrete structures have obtained their very high demand in the construction sector. Lightweight concrete, also referred as foamed concrete is a type of concrete, which provides a good option for all other types of concrete structures, which are not being built according to certain standards for taking dead load of any of the plain cement concrete. This implies that lightweight concrete can fulfill the needs and cases of special building technology, which involved the implementation of strong barrier and thermal insulation up to the desired level. Lightweight concrete is actually a mixture of aggregates, cement and different types of air entering agents. Lightweight concrete mainly comprised of three primary concrete elements and formed under suitable as well as standard guidelines. After this, you have to introduce air-entertaining agent while stepping forward for concrete foam process. In general, overall volume of air left inside the lightweight concrete is bit more than 25 percent. Personnel involved in construction of different types of residential and commercial properties either can prepare lightweight concrete at the construction site itself or can shape them in pre-cast panels and blocks manufactured at different types of factories. In case of casting process, you have to carry out mixing and placement of concrete at the actual site. On the other side, in case of Pre-cast blocks and panels, you will likely found wide range of sizes and shapes fulfilling the needs of different construction process. The needs or objectives in this case will include sound barriers, thermal insulation and wall casts. Regardless the methodology adopted by construction professionals, they can easily achieve a big density range starting from minimum 500 kg/m3 to maximum 1800 kg/m3. Majority of professionals involved in making Foaming Agent for CLC have said that use of lightweight concrete is very much helpful in reduction of dead weight of concrete. Because of this, lightweight concrete or reduced density concrete is perfectly suitable for structures, which are impermissible of taking the entire load of plain concrete. Furthermore, many construction professionals prefer to have lightweight concrete for producing an effective barrier and even for thermal insulation. The reason for this is that lightweight concrete incorporates good thermal property because of the availability of some air voids. Lastly, lightweight concrete structures need minimum formwork and compaction, because of which you can use them in various inaccessible locations, like for instance tunnels, sewer lines and tanks.
Published on Aug 21, 2013