Production of the panels consumes far less energy than the production of concrete blocks, weight for weight.
Many times lighter than the
concrete blocks it replaces
The concrete block/SureCav weight ratio is 100/1. For a typical three bedroom house this means that instead of having a 20 tonne concrete block delivery, all your SureCav requirements can be delivered by pickup or on a single pallet weighing around 215kg, resulting in a saving of transport costs, fuel and road use.
Without the need for a backing block foundations become narrower resulting in a saving on the excavation and disposal of material and a saving on the concrete volume used in the foundations.
SureCav, being light weight, is much easier to handle on site than concrete blocks reducing the risk of injury to the builder through lifting materials and any expense of fork lift trucks.
The house builder gains an extra 5% of floor space when the original outside dimensions are used, resulting in the optimum use of space.
SureCav guarantees clean moisture free cavities that also stop water penetration from wind driven rain, making the building envelope much more efficient with no post construction problems from dirty cavities or driven rain. Click for details.
SureCav, made from 100% recycled polypropylene, reduces energy costs in production compared to virgin material and has a lower carbon footprint when compared to the weight of concrete blocks it replaces. Eco friendly products are made out of recycled materials and these recycle products help reduce the need for new raw materials and the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators (because waste can be diverted to making recycled products).