The Benefits of Cement Bricks
The ingredients for cement (concrete) bricks are readily available. They are easily produced on-site as they need no heating process. This makes them very economical.
They can be cast to any desired shape.
Unlike natural stones, concrete is free from flaws and defects.
They are generally stronger than other bricks under compressive loads, although this depends a lot on their production quality and specific ingredients. The crushed stone that goes into the manufacture of cement bricks is often what gives them their strength.
That strength can give them an advantage in certain situations. Often, the concrete continues to cure even after manufacture thus making the cement bricks even stronger. The durability of concrete is very high.
They are typically cheaper than clay bricks as they can be easily produced on-site and there is no heating process involved; they are very economical to manufacture.
The maintenance costs of cement bricks is almost negligible and the deterioration of concrete is not appreciable with age.
Cement bricks to be used for exterior paving and walls are often coloured and placed in interesting patterns but the cement bricks used in structural wall construction, however, are typical raw and require
plastering and painting. In the home environment, cement bricks can be used to build homes as well as garden structures such as retaining walls, and driveway and walkway paving.
Furthermore, they are frequently used in the construction of low-cost housing for the numerous reasons listed below.
They are more massive and therefore better at heat accumulation and have a longer warm/cool cycle.
Cement bricks make a building fire-safe due to their noncombustible nature.
Cement bricks can withstand high temperatures.
Cement bricks are resistant to wind and water.
As a sound proofing material cinder concrete could be used.