Jablite Claymaster (Clay Heave Protection) 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
|Board sizes||2400 x 1200mm|
|Standard thicknesses||50, 75, 100, 150 and 200mm|
|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|
|+||Which thicknesses are available to order in Claymaster?|
|There are standard thicknesses which are 50, 75, 100, 150 and 200mm. However, other thicknesses may be available to order.|
|+||When is Claymaster used?|
|Claymaster is a compressible-fill material used to reduce the pressure against foundations due to clay heave|