What is Aircrete?
Aircrete is aerated cement; a mix of cement, water, and dishwashing liquid.
The complicated explanation is that aircrete is a lightweight cementitious material that contains stable air cells uniformly distributed throughout the mixture. It is a concrete which utilizes a stable air cell rather than traditional aggregate. It is also called cellular concrete, foam concrete, light weight concrete, aerated concrete, etc.
How much Aircrete does a bag of cement produce?
A 20kg bag of cement produces 70-80 litres of Aircrete
What are the advantages of Aircrete?
There are many benefits to Aircrete in the appropriate application. It is inexpensive to produce, it has good compressive strength, it bonds well, is easy to work with, self compacting, self leveling, uses less material, offers enhanced sound and heat insulating properties. Aircrete is very easy to clean up and can be removed with only hand tools.
What construction projects are appropriate for Aircrete?
• Housing Systems
• Precast Blocks and Panels
• Floor Slabs
• Poured Insulated Roof and Floor Decks
• Underground Pipe Insulation
• Acoustic Floor Underlayments and Shock Absorption
• Load Reducing Fill over Underground Structures
• Fill for Abandoned tanks, mines and pipelines
• Replacement for Unstable Soils
• Bridge Approach Fills
• Land Fills
What building codes are required to build with Aircrete?
Check with your local building department for specifics. Sunshine Coast Council has approved an aircrete dome home at Flaxton, currently being owner built!