Jablite Claymaster is a BBA certified product that provides protection against clay heave.
Shrinkable clays are soils containing a large proportion of mineral particles of less than 0.002mm in diameter. This produces an extremely cohesive soil type when wet, but shrinks to a crumbly, crazed structure when dry. The expansion and contraction process during wet and dry periods is known as ‘clay heave’. This can cause severe problems with foundations.
Jablite Claymaster works by surrounding the pile cap with a layer of low density, compressible, expanded polystyrene, reducing pressure on the ground beams as the surrounding clay expands and contracts.
BBA Certificates and other supporting documents can be found in Technical ResourcesTechnical Resources
Jablite Claymaster insulation is supplied:
|Board sizes||2400 x 1200mm and 2400 x 600mm|
|Standard thicknesses||50, 75, 100, 150 and 200mm|
|Additional widths||(e.g. 400, 450 and 500mm) are available on request|
|Thickness of Claymaster to comply with NHBC requirements
|Soil heave potential||Underside of beam||Against side of foundations & beams|
|NHBC void dimension||Equivalent Claymaster||NHBC void dimension||Equivalent Claymaster|
|+||Does Jablite manufacture to ISO 14001?|
|Yes, Jablite is certified to the BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard.|
|+||Is Jablite accredited to ISO 9001?|
|Yes, all Jablite sites are accredited to BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System.|
|+||Is Jablite packaging environmentally friendly?|
|Jablite is continuously striving to reduce packaging on its products. Products are wrapped in film as and when necessary to protect them during transport and storage on site. Ongoing efforts have been made to minimise the thickness of film used to reduce the packaging further. Pallets are used when requested by customers, but wherever possible recyclable EPS 'skids' are used.|