Light in weight: The density of these blocks ranges from 300 to 1800 Kg/m3 and is three times lighter than clay or fly ash bricks. This helps in reducing the overall dead load of the structure which in turn, leads to a reduction in construction cost.
Eco-friendly: These blocks are made from a combination of cement, fly ash and foaming agent which is manufactured with latest technology. This process does not release harmful effluents into the ground, water or air.
Low water absorption: The presence of air pockets reduces the water absorption in these blocks, thus preventing cracking and ensuring better durability. This property makes them ideal for making partitions.
Fire Protection: Foam concrete has a higher fire rating than other building materials like clay bricks or concrete. This property is also beneficial for the environment as it does not release any toxic fumes during an unfortunate fire event.
Sound Insulation: These blocks have a good sound insulation properties and help in reducing the energy consumption. This translates into lower electricity bills for the house owner and reduces the carbon footprint.
These are an excellent alternative to concrete blocks and clay bricks for green buildings. These blocks have been used successfully in residential, commercial and industrial applications and are considered as a viable option for housing.