The Advantages of Precast Slabs

In most modern buildings, the precast slab is a common construction material. Precast slabs are especially popular in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Slab construction usually applies to the installation of floors and ceilings. Additionally, reinforced concrete slabs are increasingly popular in construction for larger buildings.

There are many varying reasons for this. Lower construction costs and ease of installation are prime among them. We will cover the advantages of precast concrete slabs as opposed to alternatives. We’ll begin with their reduced construction time and lower relative costs.

A Precast Slab has Lower Construction Time and Costs

Precast slabs need much less time for construction, as compared to other means. Precast slab construction is simple since they are already made before reaching site. Thus, there is no time wasted on concrete pouring and setting.

This also applies to reinforced concrete slabs. Their installation is even possible in harsh weather conditions. This is due to the concrete slabs being cast in controlled conditions beforehand. Other aspects of construction, such as painting and electrical wiring, can begin sooner.

Precast Concrete Slabs Mean Cleaner and Safer Sites

Slab construction reduces the need for conventional form-works and props. They also reduce wastage and their related environmental problems. What’s more, their precast nature means workers can use them as a safe platform.

Thanks to reduced material wastage, precast slabs lower the total construction materials used. As an addition, the precast slab reduces space usage. The factory can store them until needed on site.

Reinforced Concrete Slabs Offer Durability and Load Capacity

Reinforced concrete slabs are incredibly durable, with high strength and rigidity. Thus, they are well suited to supporting heavy loads. Concrete slabs use high density concrete, quality steel, and quality control achieves this.

This means that Slab construction is useful in many applications. Specifically, modern factories, warehouses, and high rise are some that use them. This makes precast construction highly suitable for modern applications.

Slab Construction is High Quality and Aesthetic

Precast slab construction requires adherence to many important factors. Temperature, mixture, and stripping time need close checking and control. As such, precast slabs are usually of a higher quality than competing products.

Thanks to their manufacture, many colours and textures are available for concrete slabs. This allows for the production of a massive range of sizes and shapes as needed. This also gives slab construction a greater deal of flexibility to its counterparts.

ESS: Your Preferred Supplier of High Quality Precast Products

We are Engineer Slab Solutions. We handle the manufacture, supply, and installation of our precast concrete slabs. To these ends, we go to great lengths to ensure that the final product exceed expectations.

Our slab products offer many advantages over those of competing slab systems. We engineer our slabs to provide a much longer service life and greater capabilities. Thus, look no further than us for your next big project.

Want to find out more? You can contact us with any questions or queries you may have.

Thermal Acoustic Concrete Floor Slabs

ESS Concrete Slabs and Floors hold great expertise in their field. Our unique ESS slab system holds many advantages over competing methods.

 
With that said, this article will detail the various benefits of our own system in comparison. And why our company is the preferred supplier of concrete slabs and floors.
 

AN ESS CONCRETE FLOOR SLAB IS LIGHTWEIGHT, QUICK AND EASY TO INSTALL

 
The components making up the concrete slabs and floors system are lightweight. Thus, they’re much easier to install without lifting equipment or excessive manual labour. The construction materials of ESS slabs mean they are 35% lighter than alternatives.
 
The components of a concrete floor slab put them close to dimensional tolerances. Additionally, their light weight means that positioning them is quick and easy.
 
If needed, the concrete floor slabs are easy to cut into shape when full blocks do not fit into a particular area. It’s also a simple matter to cut and run electrical and plumbing components into the slabs.
 

CONCRETE SLABS ALLOW FOR FULL LOAD BEARING AND FIRE PERFORMANCE

 
During construction phase, the ESS concrete slabs can support heavy weight. This includes personnel and heavy equipment. The advantage is that the slabs allow full site access. Thus, there is no fear of breaking or damaging the concrete slabs and floors.
 
Additionally, the system is able to support concrete pouring. So long as the channels are propped at the recommended intervals. A fire-retardant grade of EPS is also used in the manufacture of the ESS slab system.
 
As a result, the concrete slabs do not contribute to any existing fire hazard. The construction materials they comprising the slabs do not propagate or develop flames.
 

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS THAT PROMOTE THERMAL AND SOUND INSULATION

 
Outside of its use in our concrete floor slab systems, EPS is a material used for thermal insulation. To this end, it’s a popular material for use in buildings thanks to energy cost savings.
 
Further demonstrating its flexibility, EPS also acts as a sound insulator. This means that EPS is able to mute unwanted sounds outside the building. This is further enhanced in combination with our concrete floor slabs.
 

CONCRETE SLABS THAT ARE LASTING AND COST COMPETITIVE

 
The EPS used in out concrete slabs and floors are rot, rodent, and termite proof. They are also dimensionally stable. Which means they keep their thermal and sound properties over the building’s lifespan.
 
The concrete slabs are also highly cost-competitive. Indeed, when comparing material vs traditional concrete systems, our system holds greater value. It’s further evident when accounting for labour costs, equipment costs, and time. Installation requires fewer props per square meter as opposed to concrete systems.
 

SHORTER SUPPLY LEAD TIMES ON OUR CONCRETE SLABS AND FLOORS

 
Traditional “rib-and-block” systems that use concrete construction materials need a lengthy curing period. This ensures that they reach full strength before installation. Yet, this also serves to increase supply lead times.
 
With the ESS concrete floor slab system, moulding the blocks takes mere seconds. What’s more the rolling and cutting the ribs to size is an instant process. Reduction in lead times are considerable when using these alternative manufacturing methods.
 

VERSATILITE UTILITY

 
The ESS slab system can span in two directions. This serves to make complex designs much easier to accommodate. Both the ESS slab system blocks and steel channels can be readily cut and welded on-site. This allows for odd shapes and openings to be possible to install into.
 
Various sizes of channel can form different steel formwork edges.
Skylights are also easy to install by leaving out ESS slab system blocks. Instead, you can create edge formers from cold rolled steel sections.

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