You can't run before you learn how to walk; similarly you can't start your projects before your foundations are laid. A seemingly easy choice, the foundations bear the responsibility for the health of your structure, for many years (hopefully) to come.
Innovative technologies push professionals out of the "structural comfort zone", but the advantages cannot be ignored. We have compiled the top 5 reasons why Modulo system by Geoplast adds incredible value to your structure.
What is Modulo? This permanent crawl space formwork in recycled polypropylene by Geoplast, is the perfect solution to physically separate the building from the ground. Agrément certified, Modulo creates a technical space for natural ventilation.
1. Elimination of harmful vapours
The void space created under Modulo allows natural ventilation and the consequent elimination of rising damp, humidity and Radon Gas mitigation
2. Improvement of buildings' structural performance
The reinforced concrete structure obtained with Modulo permits a uniform stress distribution all over the surface, thus producing an excellent load-bearing capacity
3. Easy installation
Installing the system is up to 80% faster, when compared with traditional systems. It is the ideal product for community projects, where different skill sets and levels can contribute to high- quality outcomes
4. Concrete savings
Modulo allows a substantial reduction of the amount of concrete used, up to over 40%, in comparison to conventional systems.
5. Energy Performance of the Structure
Modulo creates a mechanical ventilation system to optimise energy efficiency and limit working consumption, making it a green building.
Lastly, Modulo can also be used as a filler element when building pile foundations or when raising the existing floor slab; the formwork replaces traditional backfilling material (sand), beating project deadlines, offering logistics advantages as the product is stackable, ensuring the lightenss of the structure and curbing the use of water on site. Read here about Modulo used as a filler in the creation of a new gymnasium at University of the Western Cape, designed by Noero Architects.
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