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Buildex lightweight aggregate fills
are approximately half the density of common soil fills. This advantage, coupled with its
high internal friction angle, can also reduce lateral forces by more than one-half.
Buildex is used to solve numerous
geotechnical engineering problems and to convert unstable soil into usable land. Buildex
also provides permanent insulation around water and steam lines and other thermally
sensitive elements. Buildex lightweight aggregate fills are a reliable and economical
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Barney Allis Plaza - Kansas City, MO
Six thousand cubic yards of Buildex expanded shale lighwteight aggregate was used
geotechnical lightweight aggregate fill on top of the existing underground parking garage.
Buildex provided subsurface drainage, weight reduction and long term stability. In
addition, the aggregate established the grade and contuour for the new plaza area built on
top of the parking structure.
Owner: City of Kansas City, MO
Contractor: V. S. DiCarlo General Contracors Inc.
Arcihitect/Engineer: Marshall & Brown Inc.