Gypsum Concrete

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Gypsum Concrete


a type of concrete, made with a base of gypsum binding materials (for the most part, structural gypsum).

This material is used in the production of gypsum concrete products. Rock mineral aggregates (primarily those with a porous and rough surface) and organic aggregates (such as wood shavings, sawdust, and chopped straw) are used in making gypsum concrete. Additives are introduced into gypsum concrete that retard its setting and also increase its resistance to water and the atmosphere. The strength of gypsum concrete depends on the same factors that determine the strength of ordinary cement concrete.

gypsum concrete

A mixture of a calcined gypsum binder and wood chips or other aggregate; when mixed with water, sets to a conglomerate mass; used for poured gypsum roof decks.
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These properties have a positive effect on the maintenance of gypsum concrete walls and buildings as a whole, as well as on the health of people staying in them.
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Hacker TopCoat can be applied over any Hacker floor underlayment including Firm-Fill Gypsum Concrete, Firm-Fill 2010, Firm-Fill 3310, Firm-Fill High Strength, Firm-Fill 4010 and Gyp-Span Radiant.
The new house we were planning was an 1,800-square-foot, handcrafted log structure with radiant-floor heat, a system that uses a propane-fired boiler to heat water, which then runs through plastic tubing embedded in lightweight gypsum concrete between the subfloor and the finished floor.
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Overall, these new assemblies deliver a very significant performance improvement of 5-8 IIC points and 8-9 STC points versus conventional poured gypsum concrete assemblies.
It is currently engaged in the repair, restoration and protection of concrete surfaces, and is also the applicator of FIRM-FILL Gypsum Concrete Floor Underlayments for Western Canada.
FIRM-FILL" is a self leveling, lightweight gypsum concrete floor underlayment designed to provide a smooth, flat subfloor for virtually any finished flooring material.