Using Natural and Artificial Pumice for Lightening the Structure
Pumice Pouring and Lightening the Structure with NSG Co. Products
Natural and artificial pumices lighten the structures up to %60 due to their low weight. Therefore, it is highly recommended not to fill contour line with soil, remaining construction materials, construction waste, sand, and concrete waste.
The type of place and the surface determine the kind of pumice that should be used (natural or artificial pumice) as well as how it can be used pumice but the common denominator in all cases is compaction and the application procedure.
It has been proven by experience that proper compaction and cement spraying with water between the pumices in addition to re-compaction are potential factors in preventing surface settlement.
Therefore, extreme care must be taken in proper compacting in using pumice on the surface of the lavatory, bathroom, kitchen, roof, roof garden, yard, terrace, balcony, and other construction basins.
At the end of pouring pumice and compacting stages, a thin layer of mortar (between 1 to 3 centimeters) is applied to the entire surface in order to smooth the surface and protect the compacted layer. This mortar should be applied with NSG-N50 in addition to water, loose sand, and cement on the whole surface.
To install tiles, ceramics, mosaics or stones on the floor of the lavatory, bathroom, kitchen, roof, roof garden, courtyard, terrace, balcony, and similar places, it is recommended to use NSG-B70 for making mortar, and to fill the joints with the grout consisted of NSG-Z90, micronized silica, and cement.
If the above points are observed, the structural life of the created surface will be more than 20 years, and dampness, moisture, moss, algae, bacteria, weathering, surface settlement, freezing, and paving heave will never affect bathrooms, toilets, kitchens, roofs, roof gardens, courtyards, terraces, balconies and other similar places that have been floored in this way.