LIGHTWEIGHT FOAMED CONCRETE
EABASSOC FOAMED CONCRETE
Foamed Concrete (also known as cellular lightweight concrete or CLC) is a lightweight,
free flowing material which is ideal for a wide range of applications in the building and construction industry.
It is made by adding a special foam to a cement mortar slurry.
This foam is made from EABASSOC
Foaming Agent, a
highly concentrated, highly efficient, low dosage liquid which
is fed with water into an EABASSOC
Inside the generator, the concrete foaming agent is diluted with water to make a pre-foaming solution which is then forced at high pressure through the foaming lance. This produces a uniform, stable foam which has a volume of about 20 to 25 times that of the pre-foaming solution.
Before and After:
USES AND ADVANTAGES
EABASSOC Foamed Concrete can be used for a variety of jobs:
It can be placed easily, by pumping if necessary and does not
require compaction or levelling. It has excellent water and
frost resistance and provides a high level of both sound and
thermal insulation. The foamed concrete formed is very stable
and lightweight, and will not sink into soft ground or impose
undue loading on roofs and other structures.
It is very versatile and since it has a huge range of dry densities and strengths, it can be tailored for optimum performance and minimum cost by choice of a suitable mix design. Different mix designs have different quantities of sand, cement, water and foam. Optimisation can be further refined by using different types of cement, sand or other ingredients such as fly ash.
- Does not settle
- No compaction or vibration needed
- Free flowing, spreads to fill all voids
- Reliable quality control
- Properties can be varied to suit needs
- Highly cost effective
- Can be pumped
- Lightweight, reduces direct loading
- Excellent load spreading characteristics
- No maintenance required
- Excellent sound and thermal insulation
- Excellent resistance to freeze-thaw
- Does not impose lateral loads
- Low water absorption over time
- Excellent fire resistant property
EAB Associates are pleased to offer detailed advice to EABASSOC Foaming Agent users, including suggestions for mix designs for various applications and teaching customers how to calculate foam quantities for the mix designs. We can give practical advice about making and placing foamed concrete. We are also available for conducting trials, site work supervision and full scale contracting work.
For more information see the Frequently Asked Questions section.