clc block (Cellular Light Weight Concrete or Foam Concrete) is a cement-bonded material developed by mixing a slurry of sand, stable foam and water. The volume of the slurry determines the density of the foam concrete that is cast.
Cellular Lightweight Concrete: a green alternative to bricks
clc blocks are a sustainable masonry solution that offers significant benefits over traditional red clay bricks. Besides being eco-friendly, they are also very lightweight and termite-proof.
Less Water Permeable
Because clc blocks have water pockets that are not interconnected in their construction, they absorb less water than traditional bricks. This prevents cracking and ensures that the structure stays intact for longer.
The manufacturing process of cellular light weight concrete is eco-friendly because it uses fly ash which is an industrial waste and does not release harmful substances into the air or soil. This saves on natural resources like land, water, limestone and coal.
Saving in Costs
With a clc block plant, you can easily save on the costs of cement, sand, water and labor. This will reduce your construction costs and help you avoid delays in the project.
As the density of clc block is low, they are very lightweight and easy to transport and handle. This makes them ideal for making partitions and non-load bearing walls.
The air pockets in a clc block wall offer up to 4 hours of fire resistance without discharging poisonous fumes into the air. This type of fire resistance is far superior to that of bricks and dense concrete.