AAC Material Handling Procedures

Please read the following instructions to insure proper handling and installation of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC). Damage may occur if AAC is moved or handled several times.

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Deliver material far enough in advance of the installation start date so schedule will not be delayed.

Unload panels using pallet forks (either Unload panels using pallet forks (either forklift, nylon straps, slings or pallet fork on a crane cable).

Storage areas should be accessible to delivery trucks and convenient to material staging areas. If possible, drop-deliver the material right to the material staging areas.

Storage material should always be stored away from other construction activities on a flat-grade area that is not susceptible to standing water, erosion or settling. In adverse weather conditions, keep the material covered and banded until ready for installation.

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Do not “shake-out” stored materials until they are ready to be installed. Excessive handling may cause damage. Set delivery schedule to match the erection sequence exactly.

Most chipped corners and edges can be repaired. If any reinforcing is visible, contact an authorized representative.

All damage must be repaired using an approved structural grade patching compound developed specifically for products.

Precast autoclaved aerated concrete panels that have surface or minor cracks are usable but contact an authorized representative when cracks continue completely through the panel.

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Stored or staged materials should always be set on flat, load-bearing, stable grade on pallets or dunnage.

Disclaimer: the information contained within this document shall be used as guidelines for workmanship and general construction practices for the installation of Products. This information should be recognized as recommendations and should be used with judgment. Implementation, interpretation and use of this document shall be the sole responsibility of the installation contractor.