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Solid cement block Vs Bricks

Sun Jun 10, 2012Total posts : 2
jag
jag
Join date: Jun 2012
Topic: Solid cement block Vs Bricks

I am preparing to construct my house. My contractor is recommending Solid cement blocks for wall construction because of space increase and cost saving . What are the advantages and disadvantages of solid cement block construction over bricks.
Sun Jun 10, 2012Post  #1
Ar. Manoj Ralen
Ar. Manoj Ralen

Join date: Feb 2008
Hi Jag, 
Cement blocks definitely save on space as the width of the cement block is lesser compared to the 9 inch walls so a lot of builders are switching to cement blocks. These blocks are also light weight compared to brick masonry so the dead load is less on the structure. On a high rise building, this reduces the load on the structure. As the blocks are bigger it takes less time to get the wall through these blocks. These blocks are slightly expensive so the upfront cost is a little more and also the blocks usually used in these structures are not 100% solid but have hollow space in between. 
 
Fri Jun 15, 2012Post  #2
jag2
jag2

Join date: Jun 2012
Post subject: Ebvironment effect

Hi Manoj,

Thank you for your explation,

I have two questions

1. Brick walled houses are more cooler than cement solid block built house?

2. Is there any chance of cracks developing in the walls during course of time

 

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