STABLE AIR™, AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO OVERCOME THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGES POSED BY CONSTRUCTION SITES
Stable Air™ is an additive we use to produce extremely light and versatile concrete or grout. In this technology – known as “cellular” – fine air bubbles are incorporated into the concrete or grout. These millions of small air bubbles are spread uniformly throughout the mixture to form an extremely stable network. This produces a more fluid product appropriate for many different uses.
The Stable Air™ additive ensures the concrete’s volumetric stability. This is what allows for its various uses. This cellular technology allows us to create custom mixes to meet specific needs. Stable Air™ is an innovative solution to several common on-site technical challenges.
LIGHT AND FLUID, CONCRETE AND GROUT MIXED WITH STABLE AIR™ ARE IDEAL TO FILL A VARIETY OF HOLES.
THE ADVANTAGES OF STABLE AIR™
- Very great static and dynamic stability
- Lightness (density as low as 700 kg/m³)
- Excellent heat and sound insulation
- Can be pumped over an almost unlimited distance
- Installs and levels itself over broad surfaces
- Meets specific mechanical strength requirements
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF STABLE AIR™
Light and fluid, concretes and grouts mixed with Stable Air™ are ideal to fill a variety of holes. This is also the case for unreachable places, because these mixtures install and level themselves without outside intervention. They can also be used to stabilize the ground, reinforce existing foundations or pour a soundproof floor in a wood-frame building.
At Béton Provincial, we’ve used the cellular technology to solve tricky technical problems. For example, we filled and secured a decommissioned outlet pipe. To date, over 1,100 m³ of materials mixed with Stable Air™ have been used by Béton Provincial on various sites, including the Turcot Interchange. Our teams performed a great feat in filling the space between a new and an old underground pipe. Finally, Stable Air™ is not only designed for light filling: several other applications have shown the versatility and great potential of this technology.