Why AAC Blocks
Due to its synthetic nature, AAC does not decay and deteriorate. It is also not prone to natural disasters like earthquakes. The multiple compact air pockets cushion the structure from major force and prevents collapse which over time is bound to happen for conventional buildings. This makes AAC effectively impervious to heavy rains, extremely low temperatures and salty air.
With its millions of compact air pockets, AAC has exceptional insulation properties. This means that during summers, AAC structures are able reflect out the external heat in order to ensure that the interiors remain cool. Subsequently, in winters the material blocks out external cold maintaining warmth in the interiors. Hence, due to their natural properties, the costs of heating and cooling come down significantly.
When compared to normal concrete, AAC weighs just 1/4th of the conventional concrete material. The millions of tiny air pockets lend AAC blocks this characteristic. With a density that goes max up to 700Kg/m3 they are lighter than water and can float. This speeds up the workflow, reduces transportation costs and material handling expenses for the builder.
In any structure which one inhabits, privacy is of utmost importance. With the rise in apartment complexes and multiple housing projects in smaller areas, privacy has become even more important. The air pockets of AAC prevent sound from traveling through walls and the sound insulation is much higher than normal walls of the same thickness. Thus, you get your own peace of mind even in noisy areas.
With AAC, buildings do not deteriorate over time as conventional material buildings do. This is because it retains its finish over time. Also as the building does not lose its strength over time, recurring repair costs dimnish along with helping in preventing a sudden rise in the depreciation rate of the structure. This is a stark contrast to clay buildings in which regular repair costs are a common feature.
AAC is a long lasting material that can be modified to suit various architectural design needs ranging from standard styles to even avant garde experimental projects. Thus, it can be rendered in a broad variety of shapes and sizes in order to suit the aesthetic requirement of the building project and the client's vision.
A fire is one of the most lethal accidents a building can face. The closed nature of a structure in case of a fire hazard puts the building and those inside at a great risk. However, AAC offers a high degree of fire resistance which increases the survival rate of the building. An 8" wall made from AAC can resist fire for up to 7 hours.
When a building is constructed using AAC, it does not require any additional investment of insulation and emission products. This reduces the energy requirement, carbon footprint and the negative impact on the eco-system that a building and its functioning creates.
In a direct benefit to developers, due to all its features buildings made with AAC as opposed to conventional clay brick buildings, can be completed 50% faster. This reduces project budgets and delivery time space.
AAC blocks are easy to use for a broad variety of construction purposes. They can be cut and modified using wood tools. Moreover, it is a ready to use material and does not require further curing on-site. With AAC blocks, there is zero shrink or warp once it is removed from the autoclave.
As the primary material used in the manufacture of AAC blocks is inert, termites or other pests cannot breed and thrive in the same. Thus, AAC structures are pest free. This means internal surroundings that are free from infestations and the diseases caused by the same.
Being 50% lighter than conventional clay bricks of equal dimensions, AAC allows the entire structure to be lighter and reduces project cost of steel and concrete to be used in beams, columns and slabs.