Even this rough overview shows: that the ideal stone for solid house construction does not exist. It always depends on the respective house building project and what requirements the masonry must meet. The house’s location can already determine the choice of stone supplied by Manufactured stone supplier for example, for example, if the home is to be built on a busy street. But the size of the house also influences the choice of stone.
The compressive strength – the compressive strength – and the bulk density (ratio of mass to volume) are two essential properties of stones. The denser a stone, the higher its compressive strength, sound insulation, and thermal conductivity. Good soundproofing often goes hand in hand with poor thermal insulation properties and vice versa. Special measures are then required to produce the properties that the stone itself does not have.
Lightweight Concrete Blocks – Airy-Light Concrete Blocks
Lightweight concrete blocks are concrete blocks with a lower-than-normal density. This is achieved by adding aggregates with high porosity to the cement as the starting material. Expanded clay (usually in the form of clay beads), expanded glass, expanded slate, or pumice stone are used for this purpose – often, mixtures of these are also used. Due to the admixture, the lightweight concrete has a high proportion of the finest air voids, which gives it its lightness. Hollow blocks made of lightweight concrete are often used in construction.
- high load capacity and strength
- very good thermal insulation
- light and easy to work with
- low density affects soundproofing
- without special protection (cladding) tends to be less resistant
- higher sensitivity to weather influences
- greater likelihood of cracking
Due to its positive insulating properties, lightweight concrete is ideally suited for single-layer wall construction without additional thermal insulation.
Concrete Blocks – For Solid And Solid Building
Concrete blocks are manufactured in concrete plants from conventional concrete. This is created by mixing cement, sand, gravel, and other aggregates through hardening. When building, hollow blocks made of concrete are often used – large-format bricks with hollow chambers running perpendicular to the storage area. Formwork blocks made of normal concrete are also popular. They can be filled with concrete for the quick and easy construction of solid concrete walls and can be used in many ways, such as garden walls, retaining walls, and privacy and noise protection walls. Solid concrete blocks are hardly ever used anymore.
- solid, stable, and load-bearing building material thanks to high density
- durable and resistant to environmental and weather influences
- good fire protection
- good sound insulation