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Foam Concrete is normal concrete with bubbles of air inside. Therefore it has the same characteristics with many additional advantages.

foam concrete in detail

foam concrete in detail (Photo credit: nozoomii)

CLC (foam concrete) blocks are used for building cottages, wall insulation in multi-storey buildings and internal partitions.

For hot continental climate CLC (foam concrete) is ideal material. In Kazakhstan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan foam concrete use is already successfully. In countries with hot continental climate usually very hot during the day and cold in the night. So at afternoon outside surface of wall can have a temperature about +90 C, and in the night about + 10. The foam concrete can keep ideal temperature inside the house all day with only 40 centimeters wall’s thick.

It also ideal for countries with tropical climate such as in India and Vietnam where the foam concrete is extremely water resistance material. It can float over 30 days in water, before go down. Also this material can’t be eaten by insects and mice.

For countries with cold climate such as Canada, Russia and Ukraine, foam concrete proof to be successfully.

In these countries with cold climate most of energy is spent to heating. So, usually, houses are built with thick walls or with 2 layers – brick and thermal insulation.

With foam concrete it is possible to use only 1 material for all house – for walls, internal walls, floor and roof.

These houses will be warm because foam concrete is very effective isolating material.

Advantages of Foam Concrete

  • Reliability

Foam Concrete is very long-lived material. After producing it in first 90 years it increases solidity. It does not decompose and is as durable as rock.

  • Resistance To Cold And Warmth

Foam Concrete is very effective isolating material. Buildings constructed from foam concrete are able to accumulate cold or heat, which allows to greatly minimizing conditioning or heating expenses. It is ideal material for countries with hot and cold climate and it is successfully used in Australia, India, Malaysia, Canada, Sweden, Russia and other countries.

  • Microclimate

Foam concrete control air humidity in a room by absorbing and output of moisture during the day and night. Also in foam concrete houses is favourable average temperature during the day. For example if in the night temperature is about 0 Celsius and in the day about +50 the average temperature in the house will be about + 19 Celsius.

  • Faster Construction

Foam concrete blocks are lightweight, big sizes and high accuracy dimensions. It increases the construction speed for several times. Also it is easy to cut channels and holes for electrical wiring, sockets, and pipes.

  • Acoustic Insulation

Foam concrete has a high property of acoustical absorption. If foam concrete pouring to floor or roof if fill all holes and caves in construction and this is also increase acoustic insulation.

  1. Eco-Compatibility

Foam concrete does not produce any toxic substances and in its ecological compatibility is second only to wood.

  • High Workable

Foam concrete is a high workability material, so it is possible to build various shapes of corners, arches, pyramids, which will attach beauty and architectural expressiveness to your house.

  • Big Profit

Foam concrete allows saving big money not only during living in the house, but during the construction the house too. It is cheaper to deliver, to build, to make foundation for this house, to plaster, to drive a wires and sewerage tubes, to build various shapes of corners and arches.

  1. Superior Fire Resistant

Foam concrete extremely fire safe. For example foam concrete used in special fire safe vault. Tests show that foam concrete 150 mm width can protect from fire for 4 hours.

  • Transportation Savings

Favourable combination of weight, volume and packaging makes foam concrete blocks convenient for transportation and allow use motor or railway transport.

  • Variety Of Usage

Foam concrete use for producing construction blocks, thermal and acoustic insulation of roofs, floors, warming of pipes, production of collapsible blocks and panels of partitions in buildings, as well as floors and basements foam concrete of higher density. So, if you have the equipment for producing foam concrete you can offer in the market various products and will have big competitor advantage.

Source : cellularfoamconcrete and ibeton
(this article written for 1BINA.my)