DUCON can contribute as subsequent slab strengthening to increase the ceiling loading capacity and thus the live loads. For slab strengthening usually a 3-6 cm thin DUCON layer is applied in full compound on the existing ceiling. Often the applied DUCON-layer can carry the existing live loads entirely. This avoids a conventional demolition and reconstruction of the existing structure.
Long downtimes of production can be avoided by the simple construction and the high initial strength of the building material. The DUCON-Technology has been successfully applied as a screed substitute to existing reinforced concrete floors and ceilings. Improvement measures at the bottom of the ceiling were often not possible.