MODERN TECHNOLOGIES
Foam Concrete
Foam concrete is cement bonded material manufactured by blending a very fluid cement paste (slurry) and then injecting stable, pre-formed foam into the slurry. It is ideal for large scale construction, and is used widely world-wide.
Advantages of foam concrete :
  • No wait for sub-soil consolidation
    • Foam concrete forms a 100% compacted foundation over soft sub-soil, hence is ideal for areas with poor soil that can-not be easily compacted.
  • Low density / High Strength
    • Due to low density, foam concrete imposes little vertical stress on the substructure, hence avoiding settlement.
    • Foam concrete is less susceptible to differential settlement.
    • Heavier density foam concrete with higher strengths is produced and used for specialty applications.
  • Cost saving and hence ideal for construction on a large scale
    • Mix Designs can be tailor-made according to the project requirement.
    • Reduced lateral loading decreases the cost for earth retaining structures.
    • Reduced maintenance cost due to durability and lack of settlement.
  • Time saving
    • No wait for sub-soil consolidation.
    • Removal of minimal amount to soil to be replaced by foam concrete.
    • Can be applied directly on poor soil and marginal ground such as peat.
    • Less curing time required for foam concrete.
  • Excellent thermal & acoustical insulation
    • Foam Concrete has excellent thermal & acoustical properties due to presence of air-cells.
  • Easy and desired finish
    • Foam concrete surface can be easily finished with mortar screed or plaster with desired colors.
  • Rigid, well-bonded body with no joints
    • Foam concrete forms a rigid well-bonded body, hence is good for free-standing structures without exerting any lateral pressure on the adjacent structures.
  • Fire resistant
  • High Fluidity
    • Foam concrete can be pumped easily through hose to long distances vertically & horizontally.
Some other applications of foam concrete include:
  • Foundation for roads.
  • Rodent exclusion infill below railway stations platforms.
  • Fill redundant pipelines, sewers, culverts.
  • Tunnel-liner backfill.
  • Light weight foundation.
         
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