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Precast

Lytag® precast concrete reduces weight by around 25%

Wimbledon Centre Court was built with Lytag precast concrete

25 - 40% LIGHTER CONCRETE

Wimbledon Centre Court redevelopment was built with precast Lytag®

Weight

Lytag® provides the same level of structural integrity as natural aggregate concrete so it can be used in exactly the same way. Both for large structural units and lintels, beams, kerbs and flagstones, etc.

Advantages: Less concrete used; dead load of structure reduced; less foundations needed. 

Benefits: With weight savings of up to 40% then potential haulage savings of 40% are also possible; Less trucks also means less CO2e.

AS STRONG AS NATURAL AGGREGATE CONCRETE

The Leadenhall Building was built with precast Lytag®

Strength

Lytag® provides the same level of structural integrity as natural aggregate concrete so it can be used in exactly the same way.

Advantages: Meets all British & European standards at a fraction of the weight.

Benefits: Same performance as natural aggregate concrete; reduced costs; greater design flexibility.

SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS IN LOGISTICS

Lytag®'s light weight reduces haulage costs

Logistics

More Lytag® concrete precast units than natural aggregate ones can be transported per vehicle. This reduces haulage costs and environmental impact. 

Advantages: Quicker delivery; logistics costs per unit dramatically reduced.

Benefits: Overall haulage savings; less pollution.

LARGER PRECAST UNITS POSSIBLE

Bembridge Lifeboat Station was built with precast Lytag®

Larger Units

Lytag®’s lighter weight makes larger precast units possible than with natural aggregate concrete. 

Advantages: More design options; lower casting costs; fewer joints; quicker construction; fewer trips and lower haulage costs. 

Benefits: Better designs with lower costs.

QUICKER AND SAFER TO HANDLE

Wimbledon Centre Court redevelopment was built with Lytag® precast concrete

Manual Handling

Lytag® precast units are quicker and safer to lay compared with natural aggregate concrete units. They reduce the potential for the strains and accidents that precast units such as flagstones can cause.

Advantages: More efficient installation complying with manual handling regulations. 

Benefits: Reduced potential injuries; time and labour costs.

REDUCED CRANE COSTS

Precast Lytag® was used to support the 210km Algeria-Spain pipeline

Cranage

Lytag® produces lighter precast units than natural aggregate concrete. 

Advantages: Smaller cranes can be used on site allowing greater flexibility and faster installation.

Benefits: Reduced overall crane charges; increased efficiency at site.

Precast concrete

Summary
 
Compared to normal weight concrete, using Lytag® in precast concrete:
  • Is 25 - 40% lighter;
  • Is as strong;
  • Allows for more precast units to be carried per truck;
  • Makes larger units possible;
  • Is quicker and safer to handle manually;
  • Means smaller cranes can be used;
  • Offers substantial savings and
  • Greater design opportunities