SPF Can Reinforce Construction Steel Material
Galvanized structural steel is a staple for virtually every real-estate and apartment development project available. Erecting tall buildings with steel and sealing them with concrete is highly likely to receive an upgrade in the future.
Thanks to closed-cell spray foam experiments by scientists, using closed-cell foam slabs to reinforce concrete foundations make it possible to have a non-crumbling, brittle-resistant material. SPF is the wave of the future when it comes to skyscraper and construction development.
Concrete and Beyond
Typically, real estate construction involves using structural steel rebars and galvanized steel rods to create solid materials. However, with closed-cell foam applied in two directions, it can create enough pressure that resembles concrete’s capable reinforcement.
Furthermore, it’s easier to apply using foam. With its expanding properties, contractors can ensure every airspace receives proper foam filling and expansion. The accurate application of SPF delivers high-quality materials that do not deteriorate thanks to its moisture, corrosion and crumble resistance.
Foam as a Non-Crumbling Material
One of concrete’s significant shortcomings is concrete’s malleability. Because of its fixed tension and malleability, it should have a highly-resistant and durable mass to seal the galvanized steel rods and structural rebar. However, concrete can crack and weaken its integrity once moisture permeates its core material.
Closed-cell foam can deliver the same foundational tension and hold as concrete. However, it can handle changing tensions because of its slight malleability. It does not crumble easily. Plus, it has exceptional resistance against moisture and corrosion. While it might need more foam to create the same mass as concrete, its long-term benefits are truly undeniable.
Steel’s Compatibility with Foam
Concrete can store moisture, which can crack and weaken the material’s tension and hold. Additionally, concrete’s moisture can cause galvanized steel and rebar to corrode fast unless it dries quickly.
Because of closed-cell SPF’s moisture resistant capabilities, steel will not have moisture permeation from SPF. Furthermore, the low hydrogen content of SPF makes it incredibly compatible with steel. These characteristics guarantee zero corrosion for decades and centuries.
Significant Capacity Increase
While it might require additional closed-cell foam material to establish exceptional holding strength, the impeccable material’s compression allows contractors to significantly increase closed-cell SPF volumes to deliver upgraded strength in the future.
This property makes it significantly viable for adding weight in properties. For example, a property that will add rooms can use additional closed-cell foam concrete to reinforce the foundations without fail.
Practical and Fast
Closed-cell SPF is practical because it’s fast and easy to apply. Furthermore, SPF cures in less than a week, which allows it to strengthen the foundations quicker than concrete. Applicators can assess any inconsistencies quick due to this property too.
If you have yet to find dependable SPF applicators, you can always count on us at Ener-Spray to provide you with the best services. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.