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Advantages of Interlocking Blocks

Interlocking bricks can be a good solution for residential buildings in hot climate areas that are prone to earthquakes. They are also suitable for driveways. Interlocking bricks can help you cut costs by as much as 35%. However, they do not work for buildings over two stories in height.

  • They are cheaper to make. Since interlocking bricks are made with sand and soil in addition to cement, they come with lower costs than regular bricks that are made entirely with cement. In fact, interlocking bricks can cost as much as 35% less than regular bricks. Interlocking bricks can have as little as 10% cement, with the rest of the mixture consisting of sand and soil.
  • Interlocking bricks are more resistant to earthquakes. The reason for this is simple: Regular bricks rely on mortar for their support system. When the mortar fails, the entire wall or building will fail. However, interlocking bricks have their own support system that does not rely on the mortar. They support each other effectively.
  • They are recommended by some governments. Interlocking bricks are recommended by some governments in areas where earthquakes are common. If you are trying to build a building in an area prone to earthquakes, interlocking bricks might be a better choice.
  • They provide better insulation in hot areas. Also, interlocking bricks are great for hot areas. Since they are compressed, there is more mass, and the bricks keep the interior of the building cooler.
  • They are environmentally friendly. Using interlocking brick can help preserve the environment. Not only will you be using less concrete and mortar, but residents of buildings will not need to use air conditioning as much due to the cooler internal temperatures.
  • They address the labor shortage. Not only does it cost less to create interlocking brick, but less effort and fewer workers are needed as well. For example, compared to standard bricks, there is no need to check the water level.
  • It is quicker. If you want to create a building quickly, using interlocking brick will help you do so. You won’t have to cure the bricks as long (you only have to cure them for seven days compared to 2 days).
  • They are durable and need less maintenance. Interlocking bricks are strong and durable. They also require less maintenance than standard bricks.
  • They are easier to recover. If you decide to dismantle the structure later, it is easier to recover the bricks without damaging them if you used interlocking bricks. However, if you used mortar, this will be more difficult.