The concrete blocks are becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of building applications, from residential to industrial. Not only are they highly cost-effective but they also offer design flexibility, durability, energy efficiency and resistance to extreme weather conditions.
Unfortunately, many people still have the impression that a block is unsightly and utilitarian, but technology has advanced significantly and now these blocks can be treated with various render products and techniques, allowing you to create impressive finishes that look a lot more expensive than they actually are.
When it comes to design, a concrete blocks buildings can be shaped and moulded into practically anything your architect can come up with. Concrete blocks are an extremely flexible building material and their strength means you can practically build anything you can imagine, from a single floor to multiple story homes and add all sorts of accents, including pillars, arches and more.
Additionally, when used as retaining wall blocks, they can be used to enhance your yard as they are easier to shape to the contours of your land and the various levels that need support.
Block building will last almost forever and requires very little maintenance. Concrete is one of the most durable materials available on the market, which means any building will retain its beauty for much longer, especially since concrete is not susceptible to corrosion or other forms of degradation. Thus, by building a block concrete, you will be investing for the long term since your building will maintain its value as it will not be susceptible to the wide range of problems other building materials come with.
A block building that is concrete will be more cost effective than a home using bricks but will offer the same level of energy efficiency. This is especially important in hot climate since these blocks tend to keep interiors cooler for longer, by trapping the cool air inside. This means that you will save a bundle on power consumption and heating, as the mass of the blocks not only keeps heat out during summer, but retains heat indoors for longer during winter.
Protect the Value of Your Investment with a Concrete Block
This block building is highly resistant to extreme weather conditions. Thus, hurricanes, floods and high winds will have little impact on a building built using this kind of block. Yes, the interiors will be damaged, especially when it comes to flooding, but the structure of the building will remain intact and damage will be significantly reduced.
Likewise, fires pose less of a problem to the structure of a concrete building as a concrete blocks can take a high degree of heat without cracking or suffering severe damage. Thus, if the worst does occur, at least your building will be safe and won't crumble to the ground.