Blockbond – The Newest Aid In Construction
Construction – a term with which everyone is aware of. Thousands of new buildings are getting constructed every day. But with everything around us moving so fast, don’t you feel our construction ways and materials used are still quite old for the new world.
For the construction of normal buildings, the basic materials which are required are cement, dry sand, concrete, bricks and blocks and much more.
But what if there is a way which doesn’t require sand for construction.
Nowadays, AAC/CLC blocks are used for construction as they are lightweight, evenly finished provides better insulation. Also, they are much stronger & use less water than the CC/Blocks which were previously used.
However, such great properties of these new blocks are nullified when they are mixed with the old method of preparing mortar i.e. mixing dry sand and cement. Due to their mismatching properties, thicker joints are formed and huge possibility of cracks in walls also arises.
What if there is a way to maximize the use of AAC/CLC blocks.
Use Perlcon Blockbond, light weight mortar, which is not only lightweight but also provides high strength and low probability of cracks.
It is a sand free plaster which is a premixed material supplied in bags. It can be applied directly by just mixing it with water.
Benefits of using Blockbond –
- As it is sand free, it reduces the dead load on the building.
- It is anti-fungus
- Saves time and cost
- Lasts long
- It is self-curing reduces water consumption by minimizing ill-effects of hard water.
- Crack free
- Dust free and clean
- Efflorescence free
- Smart construction which reduces manpower
As per the survey “constructing a 12-floor building with this material would save 1,100 metric tonnes of sand, 6,000 kilolitres of water, 7,500 kilowatt of electricity and 15,000 kilowatt by way of energy conservation due to insulation in plasters, besides huge savings in time and labour costs”.
Technical Specifications –
Dry density: 1150 kg/cum (+/- 5 %)
Initial setting time: 90 – 120 mins
Final setting time: 200 – 260 mins
Pot life: 3 hrs
Coating thickness: 10 – 18 mm
Coverage*: 125 kg/100 sq.ft. (10 mm thick plaster)
Shelf life**: 6 months
Ideal for use at 27oC – 30oC
How to apply –
Fill a clean pot with potable water measuring 18% (+/- 5%) the weight of Sand free Plaster (1 kg Sand free Plaster: 0.18 litres water).
Now pour Sand free Plaster into the pot. Mix and knead slowly to form a homogeneous paste. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes. Mix the green mortar again without adding more water.
Evenly apply a coat of Sand free Plaster with a mason’s trowel or with the aluminium level patty.
Apply aluminium level patty from bottom to top direction followed by a left to right & right to left direction without leaving stroke marks to level the plaster.
After initial setting applies aluminium scrapping patty to achieve the true level and create a rough texture for a subsequent coat.
Over smaller area and in corners, apply a grilled float to open out plaster surface. Remove loose particles.
After 45 min apply steel/float/muster, if necessary with a little sprinkling of water to achieve a perfectly levelled plaster surface.
Smooth, levelled, Sand free Plaster wall is now ready. No curing is required.
So undoubtedly, this is the new way of constructing your new home which is not only cost-efficient but also environment-friendly. Hence, it is a high recommendation to go for it and enjoy a better home.
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