CLC Blocks, which are also known as Foam Concrete Blocks, are made with fly ash, gypsum, lime, cement and aluminum powder, are used to make a concrete slurry. Then, pre-formed stable foam is injected in this slurry and this creates a lightweight building block. These blocks are very easy to handle and install, which reduces construction costs. They can even be used as foundation blocks for a concrete slab.
When compared to clay bricks or flyash bricks, clc block weight is lighter by upto three times. This enables them to bear the structural load and save on major construction materials like cement and steel. The fact that these blocks are lighter also means that they are easier to transport, which further reduces labor costs. The cellular structure of these blocks makes them termite-proof and resistant to freezing. They are also very fire-resistant and have excellent thermal insulation properties.
They are extremely durable and can withstand high wind loads. These blocks are also very flexible and can be easily manipulated during the construction process. In addition to this, clc blocks can be cut using wet or dry water which is an advantage over other construction materials. They can be stacked vertically or horizontally and are very easy to work with. Due to their light weight and larger size, these blocks can be installed much faster than conventional clay bricks or flyash bricks. They also require less mortar to be applied, which further saves labor and material costs.