Pravin Buildtech AAC Block Manufacturer

Frequently Ask Questions - FAQ


What is AAC ?

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) has been widely used across the world for the construction projects. AAC is a concrete building material that is light weighted and cut into blocks.It is non toxic and porous. Moreover, it could be reused recycled.

When AAC was first developed?

While looking for some alternative material for building construction, AAC block was developed by the Swedish architect in the year 1924. AAC block was introduced because a material with solid structure, better thermal insulation and flexible enough to use was much required. AAC block also offers pest and fire prevention propeerties.

Is AAC a new product?

Though AAC blocks are not that commonly used in the United States, they have been in use since over 90 years in the European countries. Countries in the Middle East have been making use of AAC blocks since 50 years. In India, AAC blocks are manufactured and taken into use since the mid of 1970s.

How do you build with AAC?

AAC blocks have taken over the conventional red bricks. Unlike the conventional bricks, AAC blocks are very light weight and don’t include much joints. These AAC Blocks highly used in the construction of building, specifically the walls, floor and the roof construction.AAC Blocks are flexible in use and could be obtained in several different sizes..

Are AAC Blocks advisable to use on high rise buildings, considering the structural load on the foundation?

It is highly recommended to use the AAC blocks for the construction of the high rise buildings.

Being light weight does AAC Blocks have the same strength like concrete blocks or bricks?

Compressive strength and dimensional accuracy is what AAC block is composed of. Whether it is a small or a large load bearing application, AAC block could be used everywhere. Walls constructed with AAC Blocks are installed using a monolithic structure for enhanced strength of the construction.

How has AAC been used?

AAC has been used widely in the construction project such as construction of hotels, buildings, offices, hospitals, restaurants, educational campuses, warehouses, and industries, commercial and residential projects. Further, these blocks are highly considerable for construction projects where fire and pest resistance is of great priority.

What are the main advantages of AAC over other building materials?

The following properties of the AAC block makes it stand above the other materials available in the market.

Thermal Insulation / Fire Resistance / Pest Resistance / Light Weight / Faster Construction / Cost Saving / Water Saver.

Is AAC environmentally friendly?

As AAC is a non toxic product that doesn’t affect the land, air and water, it is said to be environment friendly material. Moreover, AAC blocks could be reused and recycled. Hardly any waste is generated while using AAC products.

Does AAC Blocks react to different climatic conditions, like hot, cold, humid etc? How AAC Blocks is keeping the temperature cool? How does it save Energy?

AAC blocks have the property of thermal insulation which makes it even more suitable. AAC Blocks tend to maintain the internal and external temperature within the building or rooms. Thus, utility bills are greatly reduced.

Is there any Skilled labour required to install AAC Blocks?

Even an unskilled worker could use the AAC block in the construction project with just a very little training.

How is wiring installed in AAC walls ?

The wiring could be installed very Easily within the AAC walls using some standard installation methods.
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