Though the Covid19 Pandemic has wreaked mayhem in our lives, the Earth as a whole has actually healed thanks to the lockdown imposed perpetually by all the countries. The skies are clear, the water is clean, the air is fresher all thanks to the lockdown. We strongly urge all to lead by example and consider this a fresh start and begin investing in eco-friendly products. The construction industry has also jumped on this bandwagon and is utilising Structural Lightweight Concrete for major construction applications, and rightfully so. Let's take a look at what Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) or Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate (LECA) has to offer.
ECA block highlights and points of interest
ECA block is a profoundly porous substance and has a density scope of 650 to 950 kg/m3, which diminishes its deadweight. This makes it simpler to move and quicker to carry around, which diminishes the auxiliary and labour cost of the building.
HIGH RESISTANCE TO WATER ABSORPTION
ECA block is made of ECA round pallets that give it the honeycomb structure and higher compressive quality contrasted with normal blocks. This makes the final structure a lot stronger. This is the reason why the ECA block is lighter however stronger.
The primary substance of ECA block is Expanded Clay Aggregate which is shaped at 1200oC. This surpasses the legal necessities of Standard Building Code and gives a noteworthy degree of life and property protection against fire.
The ECA block has a high heat coefficient, which shields the insides from exterior heat and cold. This indirectly helps in cost savings for heating and cooling.
The unrivalled compressive strength of ECA block makes it naturally capable of withstanding a high-intensity quake.
Our ECA blocks have a solid chemical resistance against acidic and alkaline substances, which assists with keeping up the pH level of 7, which is viewed as neutral. This makes it non-reactive to substances, which thus improves its life span.
TERMITE and PEST RESISTANT
Termites can't penetrate the predominant protection of ECA blocks. This upgrades both the wellbeing and life span of the structure formed utilising ECA block.
Advantages for the Construction industry
Simpler to transport
ECA blocks are bigger, lighter, stronger and more durable than regular blocks. This makes it a lot simpler and progressively proficient to move them without damage.
Simple to modify
Our ECA blocks can be drilled, nailed and shaped without any problem. They can likewise be handily coated with plaster or paint to design the walls as required. Concealed or traditional wirings and pipes can likewise be installed without any problem.
ECA is credited by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and US Green Building Council (USGBC) as a "green" option in contrast to traditional construction materials. Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) additionally suggests its utilisation in India. ECA produces no pollutant or hazardous waste.
Productive use of labour
As the ECA blocks are bigger and lighter, the necessary structure can be put forth a lot quicker and with less attempt, which straightforwardly means significant money-saving advantage.
Direct cost savings
Because of its smooth surface and huge measurement, mortar cost is diminished by over 70%.
We always say that money saved is money earned. This is doubled when you know the product you use is not going to further damage the environment but will be easy to produce and use.
Did you know that they are also used as a growing medium for plants and other cultivation? So if you have questions about using ECA/ LECA in the construction industry or using them as a LECA Growing Medium, make sure to get in touch with us.