Eco-lite blok? is made with cellular lightweight concrete. A non-toxic chemical foam (see photo) is introduced into regular concrete leaving a multitude of air pockets within the mixture.
Eco-lite blok? is made with cellular lightweight concrete. A non-toxic chemical foam (see photo) is introduced into regular concrete leaving a multitude of air pockets within the mixture. This wet mixture is poured into block molds and allowed to cure. No heat is employed during the manufacturing process. The molds are disassembled revealing lightweight blocks comprised of Fly ash/sand and cement filled with non-interconnected air pockets. The patented interlocking design and the cellular lightweight concrete used in the manufacture of Eco-Lite blok? are entirely unique. During construction, reinforced steel (rebar) and grout are introduced into some of the holes within the blocks to form columns. It is these columns that provide the support for the structure. The structure essentially represents a basic column and beam system with the columns and beams being made out of materials that structural engineers are already familiar with. The mortarless design creates gaps between blocks which act as expansion joints eliminating the need for such. Although Liteblok? walls are structural, the blocks themselves are not structural elements. Liteblok? is a form that contains the structure.
Liteblok? is the ultimate green building block. It is precision molded, interlocking, mortarless and requires little skill to lay. Other significant features of Liteblok? include the following:
Cost effective: speed and ease of construction mean significant cost savings
Healthy and environmentally friendly: manufactured with no toxins or VOCs and less energy than competing wall systems
Insulating: air pockets provide superior sound and thermal insulation
Lightweight: reduces foundation requirements and freight
Long lasting and sustainable with little maintenance required
Simple to use: stack without mortar, are self-aligning, take regular nails, and can be cut with a hand saw. Electrical wiring and plumbing can be run vertically through available holes or horizontally after chasing the wall
Strong: resistant to high winds and seismic activity
Vermin, mold, and termite resistant
Versatile: double walls, ledges, and molded-in-place fixtures are easy