What Is Cement Block?
A concrete block is primarily used as a building material in the construction of walls. It is sometimes called a concrete masonry unit CMU.
What Are Cement Blocks Used For?
Concrete blocks are a prefabricated material mainly used to build walls. Like bricks, the blocks are stacked together and joined with a mortar, usually consisting of cement, sand, and water. The blocks are hollow inside to allow for steel bars and mortar filling.
What Are Cement Blocks Made Of?
Composition. Concrete blocks are made from cast concrete (e.g. Portland cement and aggregate, usually sand and fine gravel, for high-density blocks). Lower density blocks may use industrial wastes, such as fly ash or bottom ash, as an aggregate.
How Much Weight Can A Cement Block Hold?
On average, cinder blocks can support at least 1,700 pounds. However, depending on the size of the block and the holes, a cinder block can support more than 1,700 pounds.
How Are Cement Blocks Made?
The concrete bricks manufacturing process consists of four steps: mixing, molding, curing, and cubing. There are concrete plants which only make concrete blocks while others produce a variety of precast products like blocks, flat paver, decorative pieces like lawn edging, concrete bricks, etc.
What Is Cement Block Construction?
What is concrete block (or cinder block) construction? Using blocks formed from concrete, which are then stacked to create a wall. They require both horizontal and vertical reinforcement, and then are filled with either concrete or insulation.
Price Of Cement Blocks In Ghana:
The price of a single block in Ghana now costs between Gh¢2.50 and Gh¢3.50p