Aircrete: What It Is, Pros & Cons, Uses in Homes/Domes



Building a new home incurs many monetary and environmental costs. One of the biggest sources of these costs is the material used in the masonry blocks, also known as the literal building blocks of your home.

When building a new home, it’s hard to beat affordability and sustainability. But those are not the only benefits aircrete can offer. Keep reading to learn why you should consider using aircrete in your next building project.

What Is Aircrete?

Aircrete is a building material often used in the form of masonry blocks. Builders increasingly regard aircrete, also known as Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC), as an eco-alternative to traditional concrete building blocks.

Benefits of Using Aircrete

- Cheaper Associated Costs - Greater Insulation - Ease of Application - Fire Resistance - Moisture Resistance - Pest Resistance - Improved Acoustics

Aircrete  Sustainability

Creating aircrete uses less cement, water, electricity, and heat than concrete production. Plus, the composition of aircrete relies on all-organic materials: cement, water, and air bubbles (or foam).

Disadvantages of Using Aircrete

Aircrete is not as strong as traditional concrete. Consider using it for internal support rather than foundational structures. Aircrete is better suited to absorbing shock than to bearing loads.

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