The SmartBlock™ Advantage
Any chance for peace and quiet? A SmartBlock building insulates acoustically, as well as thermally. Suppose a Boeing 707 thundered to a landing about 3000 feet outside your building. The sound technicians peg that noise at a jarring 70 decibels. But inside your building, behind the 10-inch barrier of foam and dense concrete, it would be 30 times quieter -- hushed to the decibels of a whisper.
Bottom line: you can be serene, even in a tumultuous world. You shouldn't be as bothered by a jet plane, siren, or even a lawnmower. If you have interior SmartBlock walls between your rooms, you may be able to combine sleep with video games or drum practice.
Oooh, we hate bugs. SmartBlock does not provide any nutritional value to pests. Even in heavy termite areas, SmartBlock is used with accepted prevention measures. All of the measures are code approved. The inedible concrete is just not tasty to termites, insects, bacteria, or fungi. And it doesn't even decay, rot or mildew.
Smooth sailing with our builder? SmartBlock can be assembled into permanent formwork in a fraction of the time it takes to start other types of construction. Work is easy. Blocks weigh less than two pounds - not 35 pounds, like masonry blocks. They can be cut with a hand saw, and they fit together with interlocking teeth. Steel reinforcement can be placed inside when needed. The system helps create straight and plumb walls with perfect right angles.
Let's not go overboard. There could still be the usual spat or two with your builder - but chances are they won't be about SmartBlock. Since the block serve not only forms into which concrete is poured, but also as framing or furring and insulation, labor time can be cut as much as 30 to 50 percent.
Let's not forget the environment. Non-toxic and inert, SmartBlock is praised by environmentalist as a blessing for our earth and its resources.
Maybe best, it saves on Mother Nature's fuel energy - along with your fuel dollars - for the entire lifetime of your building.
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