It is safe to say that concrete is one of the main materials used in construction at present. A big advantage of concrete is the fact that it can be made both in specialized stationary enterprises and directly near the venue of construction work.
In the process of manufacturing or using this material for the formation of monolithic structures, its characteristics, such as density and strength, depending on the conditions of construction, can be changed. Concrete has a very long service life, has high fire -resistant properties and has a simple production technology.
Concrete solution can be used to manufacture building elements of almost any configuration. The most common of them are concrete blocks. These building elements are a wall material from a heavy concrete category. They have good bearing ability, but low sound and thermal insulation.
Blocks with internal voids are subject to compulsory reinforcement, which gives them monolithic. Such elements intended for use in the construction of the front side of the structure can have different colors.
There are designs made of concrete of light type. Walls made of foamed concrete have the same properties as brick walls. In order to stabilize foam, in the manufacture of blocks from light concrete, glue, liquid glass and sulfate of iron are added to the mixture. Due to the fact that in the structure of blocks of foamed concrete, air remains, such structures have high heat -insulating properties.
In addition, such blocks are easily processed, which allows them to create structures of various shapes and any complexity with their help.
The use of blocks of foamed concrete can significantly reduce the thickness of the walls compared to the walls of ordinary brick. As a rule, walls from this type of blocks are usually lined with decorative brick, which can significantly harden the design.
In addition, it should be noted that construction work using aerated concrete blocks does not require the use of heavy equipment and special equipment, which can significantly accelerate and simplify the construction process of structures.