Benefits of Using Microcement
Microcement is a cementitious material that has been used for several decades in the construction industry. It has gained popularity in recent years because of its many benefits.
Improved strength – Microcement is stronger than traditional cement, which means it can be used in thinner layers. This reduces the amount of concrete needed to build a structure and makes it more cost-effective. It also improves the strength of concrete, making structures more durable and resistant to wear and tear.
Smooth finish – The smooth finish created by microcement makes it easy to apply stucco on top of it, which means you can save money by avoiding having to paint your home or other building projects.
Longer-lasting – Traditional cement starts deteriorating after just 10 years while microcement lasts up to 40 years or more when applied correctly (this depends on a number of factors such as weather conditions). This means that you won’t have to spend money on replacing your property every few years like you would if you were using traditional cement.
Ultra-low heat conductivity: The heat transfer coefficient of microcement is less than 0.01W/mK, which is lower than that of other insulation materials. It can effectively reduce the energy consumption caused by high temperature.
Excellent thermal insulating performance: The thermal conductivity of microcement is less than 0.1W/mK, which means that it has excellent thermal insulating properties and can effectively reduce the heat loss, especially in winter.
High strength: Microcement has a compressive strength of 1-2MPa and an elastic modulus of 20GPa, which makes it possible to withstand pressure over 5MPa in most cases and withstand the pressure exerted by building structures or earthquakes without deformation or damage.
Low water absorption rate: Microcement has a low water absorption rate (less than 0.05%), which means that it can be used in places where moisture is easily generated due to its waterproof performance and resistance to high temperature; it also has good stability in alkaline conditions (pH greater than 9).
Microcement is cost effective as it uses less raw materials per unit of product than traditional cement products. This means that Microcement has the potential to reduce your construction costs by up to 50%. In addition, it can be used on projects where traditional cement products are not suitable due to high levels of moisture in the ground, such as earth retention dams, riverbank protection and coastal protection works.
As Microcement only requires water and sand as its main ingredients, it has a very low carbon footprint compared to traditional Portland Cement which requires limestone mining as well as energy-intensive manufacturing processes. It also uses less energy during production than Portland Cement and produces fewer greenhouse gases during manufacture. You can check our collections from Stucco offer Nikkolor.