Interlocking blocks: Advantages of Interlocking Blocks
Interlocking blocks are the enhanced form of conventional clay blocks which are compressed and stabilized using machines to contribute to strength of the structure. Interlocking blocks are walling material made of three inputs namely : sand or soil , a small amount of cement that provides stability to the blocks and water.
This machine is able to produce approximately 500 standard size and shaped blocks a day.
Advantages of interlocking blocks
1 – High Stability of Structures
Interlocking blocks provide the retaining wall with stability. Because of its interlocking nature, it tends to be more stable and con withstand high vibrations earthquakes. I
2 – Minimizes Cost
Cost is another reason why you would want to use interlocking blocks for your house or perimeter wall. Because you don’t have to use mortar or a lot of it, both the cost of materials will decrease and labour.
3 – Looks Appealing
The look of interlocking blocks gives the retaining wall a style of its own. It looks more natural when you have the blocks interlocking and and can choose which way you want them to go that fits your taste.
4. Requires Unskilled / Fewer Labours
In conventional blocks/ brick laying, skilled labour is required for checking water level, spirit level and various other operations like Kobiro.
Therefore a layman or an unskilled labour may find it difficult to learn the conventional methods of construction. Whereas interlocking bricks construction enables an unskilled labour to easily follow up on the construction procedure of making and using the interlocking blocks.