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Why we use Hollow Blocks in Construction: An RCP Perspective

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Types of Concrete Blocks used in construction

There are two main types of concrete blocks used in the construction industry: hollow and solid. Fully solid blocks are often used for projects where stability and durability are important. Hollow blocks, which have holes that take up more than one-quarter (and usually more than half) of their cross-sectional area, are used when building boundary fences and other large structures. The holes make them lighter and can be useful when running wiring or piping through them. You can also run rebar through the holes for greater stability.

Advantages of using Hollow Blocks

  • Highly durable

One of the major advantages of concrete hollow blocks is their high durability. Concrete hollow blocks are compacted by high pressure and vibration, which make the blocks very strong and able to withstand a high level of loading. They also have high fire resistance and no salinity which reduces their maintenance cost.

  • Cost-effective

One concrete hollow block replaces five traditional bricks, and thereby reduces the construction cost. It also decreases the cost of the structural design of the building due to its light weight, which shrinks the size of structural members of both the foundation and superstructure. Hollow block construction also requires less mortar and saves labour hours, reducing both mortar and labour costs.

  • Speedy construction

Concrete hollow blocks are easy to install due to their uniform size and shape. They also have less weight which facilitates rapid construction work.

For a full price list of precast concrete products please contact RCP on +233 27 776 2256. You can buy the following Concrete Products in Ghana from Regimanuel Concrete Products Ltd. (RCP):

Box Culverts
Construction Blocks
Cylindrical Pipes
Electrical & Fence Poles
Granite (Chippings)
Interlocking Pavement Blocks
Kerb Stones
Manhole & Pipes
Rectangular Pavement Blocks
Rialta Pavement Blocks
Septic Tank
Slope Protection & Retaining Walls
U-Drains & Slabs… etc..

For a full dimensions and strength variations of Construction Blocks at Regimanuel Concrete Products please follow this link: Hollow Blocks and Solid Blocks

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