Monday, 9 November 2015

Advantages of using High Quality Concrete Building Blocks

In construction, many contractors tend to use low quality cheap material to cut the cost and help save up but the issue is that you don’t erect buildings every other day. And it’s not like any mistake in these buildings can be easily corrected.

So why not invest as much effort and money into the building and save yourself from a plethora of troubles that follow cheap building material? Against what many contractors advise, using high quality concrete blocks can add to the life of the building and help save a lot.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using concrete building blocks.

Reduction in Construction Costs

Using concrete building blocks can help reduce construction costs significantly. If we make it our practice to use these blocks in our homes and offices, then we can save a lot of coal and wood (which goes into brick hectors). Using these blocks save approximately 25% when compared to using bricks.

Lesser Maintenance Costs

Another one of these cement block advantages is that they help the buildings stand through the test of time. As moisture can seep through other building material, it has little to no effect on concrete. It doesn’t attract termites not can mold damage the block. That said, concrete gets stronger with time, which is the reason that structures built using concrete over a thousand years ago are still standing.

Flexibility in Design

These blocks can be used to build any type of structure you can imagine. Archways or columns or anything else which has intricate details can be easily achieved through these blocks. Building with these blocks can get you the flexibility you desire while building your house/office. Whether it is a one story house or a skyscraper with high ceilings, these boxes provide with all the flexibility you need.


Being one of the most durable materials on the planet, the concrete building blocks add a lot of life to the building structure. Unlike wood or bricks, these blocks can withstand tremors, high winds and they take much less damage in earthquakes. If damage does happen, then the structural integrity usually remains unaffected. You don’t have to worry about the wall rotting or warping or anything like that for that matter. Your home keeps its original beauty with the passage of time.

Save up a lot on energy

With more than 80% of the greenhouse gases being produced through other structures due to the heating and cooling, these concrete building blocks can help you save energy and contribute to the betterment of the environment. Insulated concrete walls provides with good thermal mass and very low possibility of air getting through for improved thermal efficiency along with ideal energy performance, over the long life of your house.

With the help of these blocks, you can get rid of a lot expenses and lower your electricity bills up to 25%. Heating and ventilation can be designed to help with these as well. 

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