When compared with structural grade concrete, vermiculite concrete is 15% of the weight. This results in considerable savings from the footings through the structural steel.
Vermiculite concrete has excellent insulating properties. Three inches of vermiculite concrete is equivalent to 1-1/2 inches of rigid board insulation layered over steel decks. One inch of vermiculite concrete is equal in insulating value to 20 inches of regular
|Ease of Application
Vermiculite insulating concrete is easily placed by modern, specially designed pumping equipment. Up to 25,000 square feet can readily be placed in one day.
recognized nationwide by insurance companies, state rating bureaus and local building officials. Underwriters' Laboratories have assigned up to 4-Hour ratings to systems that employed vermiculite as one of the components.
Vermiculite concrete can be applied over a variety of bases, allowing architects and engineers ample flexibility in their design criteria. The thickness of the concrete can be varied to permit necessary slope to drain.