Temperature affecting AirCrete?
Cbloc last edited by
I live in Iowa, U.S. where in the summer we can reach to 115 degrees Fahrenheit and in winter we can hit -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Would AirCrete be usable in this zone? Could we create an AirCrete dome in this climate?
evanggelo last edited by evanggelo
@Cbloc Hi, my cursory research, from home fire statistics indicates that cellular concrete can withstand much higher temperatures before spalling than solid concrete; curing non-aereated concrete traps moisture pockets that explode when heated above 500 degrees, while cellular concrete has withstood temps of 800 degrees plus, without failing.
Update: I made a large 3.5" thick block of aerated concrete and 3 days later, used it for a firewall (fire box wall), then burned wood in the firebox for most of the day. The inner walls of the fire box sustained temps of over 850 degrees F, without damaging the aerated concrete block in the least.