Litex® brand lightweight aggregate offers premium quality at an economical price.
Litex® concrete blocks are up to 35% lighter than conventional concrete blocks of equal thickness. This means you can put 30% more volume per truckload and save on transportation costs. Litex concrete blocks are easier to move and that can reduce labour and equipment expenses. Compared with masonry made with conventional aggregates, Litex masonry has lower sound transmission, superior fire resistance and thermal performance.
Litex provides engineering savings due to reduced dead loads. It has more fire resistance and higher thermal performance than concrete made with conventional aggregates.
Litex offers per unit mass reductions of up to 25%. This saves handling and shipping costs. An additional benefit is reduced thermal cracking compared with concrete that uses conventional aggregates.
Litex provides reduced loading for soil stabilization, fill and backfill applications on existing structures. The low weight per volume means you need less material by weight than for standard fills. Lightweight fill can also provide insulation and frost protection when used as a base under concrete or asphalt.
Litex offers a sterile, inorganic medium that provides a reservoir for water. Litex can also be used as a ground cover or in soil-less mixes. Loose bulk densities range from 880-1200 Kg/m3. Product sizes range from ½-inch coarse to sands.