lightweight gypsum concrete is a common floor leveler and underlayment. It is a mix of sand, Portland cement, and gypsum that is a lightweight option for many building projects.
Compared to traditional concrete, lightweight gypsum concrete is a great option for a variety of reasons including a quicker installation time, less labor costs, and more flexibility. It also offers many other benefits such as fire resistance, sound reduction, and radiant heating.
The best thing about lightweight gypsum concrete is that it is fire resistant and easy to handle. In addition, it can be poured much faster than regular concrete.
Gypsum concrete is commonly used for wood-frame and concrete construction for fire ratings, sound reduction, radiant heating, and floor leveling. It is a mixture of gypsum plaster, Portland cement, and sand that has become an elite material for this purpose.
It is also a superior underlayment for multi-family housing applications because it helps reduce sound between floors. It can be paired with an acoustical sound mat for maximum sound attenuation.
Unlike traditional concrete, gypsum concrete does not require shot blasting or scarification prior to pouring as it expands slightly during the hydration process. This allows for a smoother application and provides an ideal surface for finishing and installing flooring such as carpeting.
Kinzler Construction Services utilizes highly-trained gypsum concrete applicators who are experienced in applying the materials efficiently and quickly. Depending on the layout, up to 30,000 square feet can be poured in one day. It is a cost-effective and fast way to create a finished floor that will be attractive and safe for trades.