Getting a house built is a long term plan and it is always wise to choose the correct materials while building the house. Bricks are one of the most important components of the house. Nowadays there are two types of bricks which are found in the market, one is the fly ash brick while the other is the red brick. There are various pros and cons for both of these types. Let’s take a look as to which brick should be used to build a good solid house. Given below is a brief discussion about fly ash brick and red brick:
• The fly ash brick is basically self cementing bricks which makes them cost effective. While the red bricks are made from a particular material and that is why the cost is a bit more than fly ash bricks. Fly ash bricks help to save water as they are not required to be soaked in water for a long time. But in case of red bricks they have to soaked in water for long hours to make them strong enough.
• Fly ash bricks are made in such a way so that there is no breakage or wastage. Lime gypsum, stone dust, fly ash and cement are the main ingredients of fly ash bricks. However for red bricks there is no such guarantee that they will not break. You must have seen red bricks break down if they fall from some height. This is not the case with fly ash bricks.
• Due to the perfect mixture of the ingredients and the overall system, fly ash bricks are of the same size. They will not vary even a millimeter. But with red bricks the sizes may vary. Although it will not vary to a great extent but you will be able to see the difference. Another thing is the durability of the two bricks. Fly ash bricks are more durable than the red bricks.