Located in Central Oregon, proudly serving the Pacific Northwest.
Every year hundreds of homes are lost, and thousands more threatened by the roaring wild fires that rip through the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the world. Hundreds of tests, studies, and real life scenarios have proven the benefits of AAC as a fire resistant material. With AAC being non-combustible and inorganic, it makes it one of the highest hourly fire resistant materials per inch of building material in todays market, with the melting point of +2900 degrees F. Pictured above is an example of the resistance. This home is constructed of AAC and was the last standing in the 1993 fire that swept through Laguna, California.
Walls constructed of AAC maintain their structural integrity, providing occupants to escape, and reducing the danger of collapsing for firefighters. As AAC is a monolithic (one complete) structure, any organic materials may burn, leaving the AAC fully intact. In the event of a fire, AAC inhibits the spreading of flames within buildings and/or between individual structures. With this, AAC is ideal for any fire related application, such as; fire walls, elevator shafts, column wraps, and subdivisions with homes in close proximity.
Can AAC Save California and other high risk areas?
Face to Interface, an article posted in Fire Fighter Magazine talks about this innovative and underrated material.