Perlite is a volcanic rock mined in open-pit quarries. The volcanic glass, or perlite, is formed when lava (molten rock) spews out of a volcano, and cools rapidly. Because of rapid cooling, water is trapped within the rock, and the lava varieties into a glass-like structure. Perlite consists of 2 to 5 percent water and is a silicate rock, meaning it contains a “high proportion of silica (Si),”
Perlite (1-2 mm) has an established Water Holding Capacity of 800% and is used as a Soil Moisture Retention Additive with a confirmed and internationally widespread gain of lowering irrigation water via 50% for all plant types.
Perlite is widely utilized to minimize weight in elevated/structural landscaping around the world. Aeration, water retention, and soil compaction are all benefits of perlite. It does not rot or decompose (like sand) and remains in the soil for at least 20-30 years due to its inorganic composition.
Perlite is the best void former under the soil to decrease standard structural load and promote root growth over time, the software is straightforward, our Back-Fill Perlite baggage is installed in free form and the soil is applied on top.