Foam Concrete in Crawley, Brighton & All Surrounding Areas | MV Concrete

In addition to providing clients with traditional site mixed concrete, the likes of which is used for the construction of sub-bases, paths, driveways and foundations, the MV team also supplies foam concrete. Domestic, commercial and industrial clients throughout our principal service areas of Brighton, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Health, Horley, Horsham and Reigate, use foam concrete as a cost-efficient means of filling cavities and other internal spaces.

What is Foam Concrete?

Foam concrete is classified as sand cement or cement only slurry with an air content greater than 20%. Mixes can vary, with air content by volume typically sitting between 20% and 85%, depending on the application at hand. Producing it involves mixing the cementitious base material with a pre-formed foam to create a material that is much lighter density than traditional concrete.

So what makes foam concrete so useful? In a nutshell, it’s a highly effective alternative to filling spaces with hard-core, whether on a temporary or permanent basis. It’s unique state allows our team to pump foam concrete into a space and its fluidity will mean it seeks out and fills every inch of a space, quickly and without much manual intervention. Brighton, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Health, Horley, Horsham and Reigate clients may have also heard foam concrete referred to as “aerated lightweight concrete” or “cellular lightweight concrete”.

The Uses of Foam Concrete

Foam concrete is first and foremost a void filler. Being fluid with a high rate of expansion, it quickly and economically fills internal spaces that would be expensive and time-consuming to fill with more traditional varieties of site mixed concrete. It also provides an alternative to hard-core and other loose fillers, in situations where a low density substance (e.g foam concrete) is sufficient to support the structure.

Some example projects we’ve helped on in areas ranging from Brighton to Crawley, East Grinstead to Haywards Health, Horley to Horsham and onward into Reigate, include:

  • Thermal and acoustic insulation
  • Production of collapsible blocks and panels used for partitions
  • Certain preparatory groundworks
  • Filling disused fuel tanks, sewers, pipelines and culverts
  • Reinstating road trenches

Find out more about how our foam concrete mixes can help you navigate logistical challenges and complete projects in Crawley, Brighton and all surrounding areas. Call MV Concrete today on 01342 844 553.