iCrete Technologies is a company that install insulating concrete solutions for many of the concrete surfaces in and around your home. One of the places that they can use this type of concrete is during roof deck construction. When a roof deck is built, there are many different materials which can be used to construct the deck and create the surface upon which people will sit and stand in the future. There are many benefits to using lightweight insulating concrete, compared to many of the other options that are out there. Here are some of those benefits.
One of the biggest benefits to using lightweight insulating concrete when a roof deck is being constructed is that the material is cost effective. While traditional concrete alone is more cheaper than this type of concrete, by the time you add in sealers and insulating materials, regular old concrete is no longer cheaper than this material. When you use this material, you get a product that gives you the most bang for your buck.
Another advantage to using lightweight insulating concrete for Roof Deck Construction is this product can save you time. Traditionally, construction workers lay down a flat concrete pad, followed by sealers, insulating products and waterproof membranes. This product does not need additional sealers and already incorporates insulating properties into the concrete. As such, the construction workers only have to lay one material, instead of performing three different processes to get the same result. This speeds up the process and saves time.
The last benefit to construction a roof deck using lightweight insulating concrete is the thermal resistance that this material has. Most regular concrete is susceptible to cracking in cold weather. When the temperatures hit freezing, your concrete can contract. When temperatures heat up again, the surface will expand. This movement eventually causes the concrete to crack, which can lead to other problems. This insulated material has thermal resistance, meaning it won’t expand and contract due to extreme temperatures. Ultimately, this means that this type of concrete surface will not crack as much as traditional concrete surfaces.