Cellular Lightweight Concrete has a low thermal conductivity which prevents heat loss in winter and keeps cool in summer, it creates a comfortable microclimate, similar to that of a wooden house. Saving in recurring energy costs in air-conditioning and heating.
Cellular concrete is extremely fire resistant, providing a higher fire rated structure. In addition to prolonged fire protection, the application of intense heat held close to the surface, does not cause the concrete to spall or explode as is the case with conventional dense weight concrete.
Cellular concrete has a high property of acoustic absorption, because of its porous concrete matrix. Depending on the thickness and density of the ACI Block or ACI Screed, one can obtain 37-42db sound reduction.
Reduces overall load of the entire structure, which allows structural designers to reduce size of columns, footings and other load bearing elements. Faster construction, since ACI Blocks are almost three times lighter than typical hollow concrete blocks.
The water absorption of CLC in relatively lower than any other materials. Depending on the density of the CLC , the water absorption is around 9-10%. This compares much better, than 50% of concrete and ordinary brick which has water absorption of around 50% to 80%. The low water absorption property helps to reduce the cracks within the walls.
Cellular concrete weighs from 10% to 87% less than standard concrete. Considerable reduction in weight results in a reduction of construction expenses. Overall improved energy efficiency due to low thermal conductivity, which result in cheaper electricity bills.
During its lifetime, cellular concrete does not produce toxic substances and in its ecological compatibility it is second only to wood. Improving energy efficiency, automatically reduces carbon footprint.