Friday Dec 15

ecolite aac blocks

ECOLITE Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) blocks are made using Portland cement which is mixed with quartz (silica/PFA), water and an aeration agent, poured into a mould. The reaction between aeration agent and concrete causes millions of microscopic bubbles to form, expanding the concrete. That gives the blocks its unique properties. These blocks are then cut to size and formed by steam-curing in a pressurized chamber (autoclave). The result is a non-organic, non-toxic, airtight material that can be used for walling.

Ecolite blocks only look porous. Being a cellular structure, it actually blocks the capillary action, so water does not percolate unlike traditional bricks. Ecolite block features include structural capacity, thermal, fire, and acoustical resistance properties.

These blocks significantly outperform traditional bricks, fly ash bricks, conventional concrete blocks or poured concrete. Consistency in quality and colour can be obtained in Ecolite blocks. Ecolite layered exterior walls can be covered with a single exterior plaster cladding - enough to fight the exposure to physical damage, dirt and water. If installed in high humidity environments, interior finishes with low vapour permeability, and exterior finishes with a high permeability are recommended.

As a result of the thermal mass, Ecolite block's ability to store and release energy over time can be beneficial in climates where outdoor temperature fluctuates over a 24-hour period from above to below the indoor temperature conditioned air set point.