Construction Aggregates: Five Reasons Perlite Is Best


There are plenty of construction aggregates on the market to choose from, so how do you choose which is best for your application? Here’s why perlite should be your top choice:

1. Safety

Perlite is inorganic and will not produce mold or rot.

In fact, perlite is so safe to use, it is even used to help the planet by filtering stormwater runoff and cleaning hazardous waste spills. With such worthy applications, you know it’s a safe product for construction applications.

2. Ease of Use

Perlite is extremely lightweight, making it easier to work with than other, heavier construction aggregates. It also rarely requires new equipment.

3. Impact on the Planet

Perlite can save energy used when used as an insulation aggregate. And when it comes to obtaining perlite, approximately only 1% of the world’s perlite has been mined, and the mining process produces little waste and no chemicals are used.

4. Versatility

You name it, perlite can probably do it. Here are just a few examples of how the construction industry uses perlite:

  • Insulating concrete
  • Plaster
  • Tape joint
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Fireproofing sprays
  • Acoustical sprays
  • Cement stucco

5. Economical

The return on investment when using expanded perlite for loose-fill cavity and construction block-fill can be reached rather quickly as reductions in energy consumption are quickly achieved. In addition, businesses are saving money every day because expanded perlite is light weight, pours easily and efficiently into place without a general investment in equipment and experience.

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You’ll quickly see how perlite how perlite is number one. Call Dicalite Management Group, the leading perlite experts, at 866-728-3303 to learn more and request your free sample.

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