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LATERLITE

BENEFITS


Lightweight
Laterlite is a lightweight aggregate that thanks to its cellular structure closed in a hard shell optimizes the weight / resistance ratio.

Thermal insulation
Laterlite insulatas and does not deteriorate in time. It can be used in the creation of permanent thermal insulation works.

Fire Resistant
Laterlite is "Euroclass A1", according to the Fire Prevention Standards. Baked at 1200 °C it is practically indestructable
even in disastrous fire. It is used as a raw material for fire-proof or refractory products as it is classified as absolutely
incombustible.

Compressive strength
Thanks to its outer compact and resistant shell, Laterlite has a great compressive strength. Laterlite granules stick together
with a low dose of cement, forming lightweight grout which is great for supporting the loads used on foundations and
non-structural construction components (floors, partition walls, supports).

Sound isolation
The cellular and porous Laterlite structure contributes to assure good noise absorption. Laterlite can be used for sound and noise
insulating works.

Excellent workability
Laterlite mixes well with cement and is easily mixed in normal cement mixers. Laterlite materials can be nailed and sawed.

Unchangeable and resistant in time
Laterlite does not contain organic materials or byproducts. It does not rot, nor does it deteriorate in time, not even under extreme temperature or humidity conditions. It has a high resistance against acids and solvents and maintains its features unchanged in time. It does not break nor absorbe water under freezing temperatures. Basically it is an eternal material.

Natural and environmentally-friendly
Laterlite does not contain, nor releases silica, fibrous substances, Radon gas or other harmful materials, not even in the e vent of fire. It is a natural and environmentally-friendly product.

Eco-biocompatible
Laterlite is certified by ANAB-ICEA for Bio-architecture.

FIELDS OF USE


Foundations & Floorings
Laterlite is widely used in civil constructions for lightened and insulating foundations. Thanks to its low specific weight the Laterlite layer allons the creation of layers for the positioning of the installations (electric, sanitary) even with high thickness, yet keeping the loads on the structures limited.
Thanks to the air-filled cavities inside the Laterlite granules, it is also possible to obtain excellent thermal insulating values (the table shows the trend of the thermal resistance, in m2K/W, according to the thickness of mixed Laterlite of the bag: mixed Laterlite 3-8 and 5 cm of Laterlitemix). For the floor laying, a finishing screed should be made using lightweight products of the Laterlitemix line or sand and cement.

Foundations against soil
It is necessary to put an insulating layer under the flooring laid on the ground to limit the heat dispersion towards the soil. In civil, industrial and zoo-technical constructions, Laterlite can be used to create thermal insulating layers against the ground even where floor heating coils will be used or to insulate refrigeration cells with natural ventilations (the table shows the trend of the thermal resistance, in m2K/W, according to the thickness of the layer of Laterlite 8-12 mixed with cement grout). To limit heat dispersion towards the soil, it is convenient to double the thickness of Laterlite near outer walls (approx. 2 m).

Landscaping & Hanging Gardens
Laterlite is used as a drainage layer in gardens on flat coverings (underground garages or hanging gardens, flower boxes). Laterlite and AgriLaterlite are used in the soil substrate layer and in the drainage layer to create hanging gardens with or without water reservoirs for extensive or intensive substrates or hydrated substrates.

Lightweight Concrete Castings
Laterlite can be used to create grout for lightened insulating layers, with high fire resistance features for flat coverings, lofts, foundations against ground and backfills. Laterlite Structural and Exclay Terracotta (special aggregates for concrete) can be used to create lightweight structural
concrete for slabs acting compositely with the structure, in the restoration of floors and casting of structures onsite or prefabricated with a limited weight.

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