East Setauket, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2006
Just a few miles from Clemson University in South Carolina, an academic residential and town center development is being constructed. The Pendleton Station Development’s historical architecture will blend with the community of Pendleton, focusing upon the typical South Carolina Style.
The construction techniques used at Pendleton Station are unrivaled in the building industry. Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) are being used in all fire walls, exterior walls, floors and ceilings. The ICF construction technique consists of expanded polystyrene blocks stacked around steel rebar. Concrete is then poured inside the blocks giving the unit strength and an outstanding insulating quality (R52) and sound suppression capabilities. To further raise the quality of the ICF construction, Penetron Admix is being added to the concrete.
Penetron’s superior ability to lower the permeability of concrete gives the ICF construction both waterproofing and corrosion protection without incurring additional costs to over-excavate for exterior applied systems while avoiding the additional scheduling impacts that such systems bring. Penetron Admix also provides other benefits such as increased compressive strength of the concrete, freeze-thaw resistance and greatly increased resistance to chloride ion penetration.
About ICS Penetron
Based on Long Island, New York, ICS Penetron International is a leading manufacturer of integral crystalline waterproofing products with a sales and service network that extends across more than 60 countries. With a strong commitment to exceptional service, superior support and high technical standards, Penetron is under continuous refinement through the integration of the latest materials research, sales and service techniques, as well as through continuous feedback from all aspects of the construction industry.