Lightweight Concrete Blocks | Lightweight Precast Concrete

September 3, 2017

Lightweight precast concrete blocks are normally made by expanded clay, slate or shale, it can help to reduce weight as compared to ordinary concrete aggregates where it might comprise of granite, quartz, crushed limestone and others; the key point here is the porousity of the aggregate particles.

A well-known product is the AAC, also called as Autoclaved Aerated Concrete in Malaysia. The below we will introduce a little bit of AAC and why it is so well accepted and having a high demand in the construction industry Malaysia. Consult us as AAC blocks supplier Malaysia, to give you best advise on the specification you might required for  your building. 

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

There are many AAC block suppliers in Malaysia and they are doing well and the common issue constructor always face is they need to pre-order and ready stock is always not the case. AAC has many names in the construction industry such as autoclaved concrete, autoclaved cellular concrete (ACC), cellular concrete, autoclaved lightweight concrete (ALC), porous concrete and many more. From wall panel, slab or floor panel, roof as far as lintel and façade (cladding).

AAC blocks supplier Malaysia also claim that AAC can act as an insulator against sound, heat, fire; resistant agent to mold, water beside it can be used as a structural building materials for internal wall, external wall, roof and floor. AAC lightweight block in Malaysia is also very popular because it allows you to build fast and easy to use where inexperienced workers or house owner can Do-It-Yourself (DIY) with proper instruction information given.

Due to the raw materials and process of manufacturing of AAC by all the AAC block manufacturer in Malaysia, it is basically having high insulation against thermal. The steam curing process involve high pressure, and it the physically properties of these AAC are consisting of more than millions tiny air pockets which are not connected to each other. The materials used to make AAC are sand, cement, aerating agent and lime, mixtures will be allocated by AAC blocks supplier in Malaysia to all the mould sizes and subsequently to form the lightweight AAC bricks, AAC blocks, AAC panels and AAC lintels as a result of autoclave’s curing.

Lightweight also mean you need lesser structural supports to be built, and mortar for joints of each blocks also lesser due to its reduced joints’ number (bigger of each block’s size than conventional brick). It applies to the plastering and rendering too where cost savings can be achieved by having a dimensionally stable and accurate blocks, with also thinner plastering thickness. Heat insulation product by AAC brick supplier in Malaysia saves you in term of time, efforts and costs to install additional heat insulation materials.

Lightweight Reinforced Concrete (LRC)

Lightweight structural concrete. Lightweight aggregate concretes supplied by lightweight block supplier Malaysia can be used for structural applications, with strengths equivalent to normal weight concrete. The benefits of using lightweight aggregate concrete include: Reduction in dead loads making savings in foundations and reinforcement.

Lightweight aggregate concrete supplier in Malaysia product the lightweight concrete panel by using the by-products of industrial manufacturing plant such as fly ash from boiler furnace of power plant. One of the most popular lightweight concrete materials are foam, sometime also known as polystyrene foam or expanded polystyrene foam (EPS).

They are either a slurry of concrete and foam or made into sandwich panel. Foam sandwich panels are also come into different format either the foam are in between of two outer layers of concrete panels or a concrete layer is surrounded by two outer layers of foam. Consult us, as a leading lightweight concrete panel supplier in Malaysia who can provide you supply and install solution for your project.

Expanded Polystyrene Foam - EPS Concrete Sandwich Panel