A typical Filipino structure is built with concrete hollow blocks, but right now there’s a better option available.
Autoclaved Aerated concrete or AAC blocks are made with inorganic material that make it stronger and more durable compared to what we commonly use right now.
Here are four reasons why you should consider using it instead of the old hollow blocks:
AAC Block Is a Lot Stronger Compared to Hollow Blocks
AAC blocks are able to support heavier loads without the need of steel reinforcement, unlike with concrete hollow blocks. They are also capable of withstanding strong seismic forces and impacts.
AAC Blocks Are Lighter
Despite its superior strength AAC blocks are so lightweight it can even float on water! AAC blocks reduce the dead load on foundations and is 70% percent lighter compared to traditional hollow blocks.
AAC Blocks Are Workable and Less Wasteful
There are times when a hollow block needs to be shaped in order to fit. To do this, you have to be extremely careful and use special tools or else the hollow block will break into pieces. But with AAC blocks, you can shape it according to your needs with ordinary woodworking tools without having to worry that you might break it.
Sound insulation – you do not need additional insulation materials because AAC blocks can significantly reduce noise pollution.
Great temperature insulation – AAC block walls give an estimated 30% of heating and cooling significance to the house or building. This means that you can conserve energy due to low thermal conductivity value.
Eco-friendly – as mentioned earlier, AAC blocks are made from inorganic materials including fly ash – an industrial waste that can be harmful to the environment if left neglected.
One of the issues of AAC block is then it is not made easily available in the Philippines. But that was before—now, WAVE Construction Industries is one of the AAC block suppliers in the Philippines.
For more information about AAC block and to learn more about our products, please do not hesitate to call us or check out our website!