If the temperature of concrete sub-bases falls below a certain level, it can cause condensation to freeze and expand, potentially causing serious damage to your building. This issue, known as frost heave
, can be prevented by creating a thermal barrier under the insulation to stop the condensation freezing in the first place. This can prevent unnecessary expense in renovation or repair work, as well as ensuring the safety of your building.
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heating cables are particularly hard wearing and are used for applications set in concrete slabs to protect against freezing, or to maintain a constant temperature. Easy to install and maintain, KYCYR cables must, however, be laid in accordance with local and national regulations. In France these include DTU 65-7. Details are published by AFNOR.
To ensure that these heating elements enjoy a long service life, we recommend using a control device to ensure that no excessive load is placed on the cabling, or that they become damaged through misuse.
At Flexelec, our expert teams are able to offer a range of solutions specifically designed to prevent the build up of subterranean ice and permafrost that could lead to frost heave. By installing a thermostatically controlled heat barrier, your property is protected against this damaging problem. Prevention is always better than cure, and installing an effective heat barrier could save you money in the long term, protecting your buidling and your investment against the damaging effect of frost heave.