Reinforcing Concrete With High-Quality Spray Polyurethane Foam
Concrete is a staple construction material. Any property construction project uses concrete as the primary ingredient protecting and increasing the rebar. With a structural establishment, concrete reduces the corrosion likelihood of the structural steel material.
However, concrete can crumble and thin out its layer over time. Nowadays, scientists and construction material manufacturers have experimented with SPF to reduce concrete’s crumbling property introducing brittleness to structures.
SPF is an excellent roofing material that virtually every commercial property finds beneficial. However, it has numerous functions, from soft void fillers in packaging to protective exterior siding for commercial properties.
Reducing Concrete’s Crumble-Prone Capability
Most concrete manufacturers use lime aggregate, cement, and other cures to create their products. It uses water for mixing and adhesives to cure the materials in molds. Plus, concrete is a strong material as long as no moisture permeates through the material. For this reason, acrylic elastomeric paint or vinyl siding is the best protective layers for most residences.
With spray polyurethane foam, you have a plastic protective layer that expands, giving the property added mass against possible missile or debris heading straight for concrete. Plus, closed-cell foam, extensively useful for exterior siding applications, is highly water-resistant, enabling the concrete core to remain standing, protecting the steel rebar inside of it.
Improved Weight-Carrying Capacity
Steel rebars can carry much weight with reduced density, making it an excellent construction material. Furthermore, concrete enhances its carrying capacity with added density and weight distribution capacity. Closed-cell foam fills in concrete cavities, a primary instability source in modern structures. In doing so, the concrete body receives excellent structural support, allowing it to maintain consistent stability.
Additionally, SPF has high-grade moisture resistance. Any water infiltration is virtually impossible because the closed-cell foam does not absorb moisture. Truthfully, it’s possible to fill in concrete with cracks or internal aerial passages with closed-cell foam to improve its water damage resistance.
Non-Corrosive Material Compatible With Steel
The acrylic elastomeric coating for most properties can deflect moisture, disallowing concrete from absorbing moisture. However, with SPF instead of acrylic elastomeric coating, concrete’s moisture absorption is virtually impossible. Unless the SPF layer suffers severe damage, homeowners can rest, comfortable that their concrete walls are well -protected against the rain.
Additionally, internal SPF filling in concrete cavities will not cause corrosion on steel rebars. SPF does not contain any corrosives that can damage the rebar’s integrity. Additionally, an SPF layer before concrete provides top-notch water damage protection for steel rebars.
A Quick and Practical Solution
Dependable SPF applicators, such as Ener-Spray, have in-depth experience applying SPF on residential and commercial property roofs and sidings. In our experience, SPF is quick to apply and dries fast within less than a week. In this light, you can reinforce your concrete pylons and property foundations fast and with minimal delays.
If you need top-quality steel rebar reinforcement solutions and other SPF applicator projects for your roof or exterior siding, you can count on us at Ener-Spray. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can achieve with you.