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Benefits of Interlocking Bricks

Interlocking Bricks is the latest advancement in Wall Construction.These bricks are ‘locked’ against each other without the use of cement mortar, to form a structurally stable wall that reduces the cost and time of construction to almost half.where Sand is becoming increasingly scarce and cement prices are soaring, interlocking bricks come as a welcome alternative to Home builders.Interlocking Bricks are used to construct Walls without the use of Cement Mortar.Laterite Stone is ground and filtered using a sieve, which is then mixed with 5% cement mixture and a chemical setting agent. 

This mixture is then machine compressed to form high density Interlocking Bricks.They are manufactured in two widths of 6 inches and 8 inches; and are also available in varying lengths.  Each Interlocking Brick has grooves and locks on its sides which can be fitted with each other to form a block wall that does not need cement mortar for bonding.

The roof slab that is placed over these walls will keep them structurally stable.

Advantages of Interlocking Bricks

• Cost-savings as cement and sand are not used for constructing the wall.

• Being a less heat-intensive and natural material,laterite retains coolness inside the house.

• Less labor intensive and more time-saving as the Interlocking blocks need only be fitted to each other; instead of conventional cement mortar construction.

• The Interlocking bricks can be salvaged without damage when the house is being dismantled in the future.

Ways to Check the Quality of Bricks

Points to consider

• Make sure that every batch of Interlocking bricks arriving from the factory is tested for strength and consistency.

• Have  the Bricks laid    evenly  with the joint of one course being in the middle of the subsequent course, so as to ensure strength of the wall.

• Plastering towards the bottom of the  wall above the foundation will prevent moisture from seeping up the wall.

• It is not advisable to have Interlocking walls in areas which are prone to get wet frequently (like bathrooms).

• Use marble cutters to make channels in the Interlocking Brick wall to get smoother finish for concealed wiring.

• Apply waterproof finish to the wall to  prevent moisture and increase durability.

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