Compared to traditional bricks, a clc block is lightweight. These blocks are made from a foam concrete. They are available in different shapes and sizes, and they are also a cost-effective option to build houses.
CLC blocks have less water absorption and are also better insulators, especially in summers. This helps reduce electricity bills and heating costs in the winters.
These blocks are also earthquake resistant, which is a plus for people living in areas that are vulnerable to earthquakes. They are also environmentally friendly as they do not release toxic waste into the air like red bricks.
The manufacturing process of clc bricks is quite similar to the manufacturing process of regular concrete. It involves a slurry of cement, fly ash and water, which is mixed with pre-formed foam.
The slurry is pumped into assembled moulds of clc bricks and then cured for 18 to 24 hours. The clc bricks are then ready for installation. In this process, fewer materials are used, which saves on the construction cost. Moreover, the overall construction process is a lot faster. This also saves on labor and transportation expenses, which is usually a major part of the construction cost.