December 28, 2022
It is common knowledge that fly-ash bricks are becoming more popular in the construction industry. Fly ash is created as a byproduct of burning air and coal powder in thermal power plants. It is a waste product of many thermal power plants and other facilities that use pulverised coal or lignite as a boiler fuel.
Required Raw Materials
- Fly ash is the primary ingredient
- Sand or Stone dust – used as a fine aggregate
- Gypsum – In order to increase the fineness of the shape of the bricks
- Cement – to strengthen the bond
Advantages of fly ash bricks
As people become aware of the importance of sustainable construction and environmental friendliness, the demand for fly-ash continues to rise. In addition to being environmentally friendly, fly-ash bricks are also cheaper than clay bricks.
- High strength, especially no breaking during usage or transportation.
- Brick mortar needs for joints and plaster are reduced almost by half when used in regular sizes.These bricks can be plastered with gypsum without the need for a backing coat of lime.
- Fly ash bricks do not require to be soaked in water for the entire day.They are less porous and have a very high compressive strength. They save money there as well since they absorb less water.
- Because of their low weight, they are ideal for multi-story buildings. This is due to the fact that as building height increases, so does the stress and tension placed on the structure's base. This tension and stress are greatly alleviated by the use of light bricks.
- Fly ash bricks absorb less heat, which is preferable when compared to other types of bricks because of the climate in India.
- Compared to clay bricks, fly ash bricks are denser, stronger, and more consistent. Even though they use less mortar, they waste less—only around 1% as opposed to 10% for clay bricks.
First off, these bricks are aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly. They promote quick construction and raise a project's overall worth in terms of carbon credits. Perhaps most crucially, fly-ash can be economically converted into a useful building material, making fly-ash bricks more affordable than clay bricks and cement. Additionally, they make it possible to save money on plastering mortar. Fly-ash bricks are perfect examples of sustainability because of all these reasons, which is why the market for them is progressively developing in the Indian market.
Additionally, the fly ash brick making machine Chirag offers involves less labour. We account for the expenses of water and raw material waste when designing our machines. As a result, you make savings in breakage, plaster and jointing, curing and labour. We help you lower the overall expense.