Benefits of using Pumice Lightweight Aggregate in Construction

September 10th, 2015

 

Pumice Aggregate is seen as a preferred choice to other materials in construction due to its lightweight. Where the pumice is a third lighter than other materials, it is easily and cheaply transported by either men on site or by haulage. When the pumice is used in a concrete mix, it increases the elasticity of the product, providing a more flexible compound. This is beneficial for high rise buildings which have to cope with additional natural elements like wind or storm natural forces. Pumice Aggregate is a user friendly product for the workforce when completing tasks such as drilling or sawing. Also being a volcanic rock Pumice in a concrete compound delivers a higher fire rating protection compared to other replacement aggregates.

 

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