After each construction, the remains of materials inevitably remain. Homeowners are usually thrifty, so after the end of construction they are faced with the question: “Where to put the surplus materials?” Our tips site will offer you various options for using combat and whole blocks of aerated concrete.
The portal devoted many articles to aerated concrete, in particular, found out its advantages and disadvantages, compared it with foam concrete and proposed a scheme for laying a house from this building material.
Now let’s talk about what can be done with the surplus of aerated concrete blocks and the battle that inevitably remains after the construction of the house. Firstly, if there is a lot of aerated concrete left, you can use it for the construction of outbuildings, a small shed for garden tools or an outdoor toilet. Why not? The good does not disappear, but you cannot do without outbuildings on the site.
The second option is a staircase, porch steps. Yes, manufacturers offer special aerated concrete staircase elements, as in the photo above. However, from the remains of ordinary blocks, it is quite possible to build an entrance to a low porch, beautifully tile the steps and get an attractive entrance to the house..
In general, a lot of things can be done on the site from the remains of aerated concrete:
- Base for a garden bench or a whole group of furniture in a recreation area;
- Lay out the hearth, fireplace, build a barbecue;
- Build a retaining wall in an area with a slope;
- Build a gazebo – if there are few blocks, then at least posts for a canopy over the resting place.
Aerated concrete is easy to saw, amenable to processing. Therefore, if you take a hand hacksaw on aerated concrete blocks (it has soldering on the teeth), a mallet, a chisel and a rasp, you can make very original garden sculptures. Aerated concrete can be painted, or you can leave it as it is, protecting it with water repellents from moisture and temperature extremes.
Fight of aerated concrete is also not worth throwing away. It can come in handy in the following cases:
- Aerated concrete rubble is in no way inferior to brick, so it can be used as a backfill in order to significantly reduce the costs of concrete mortar;
- For arranging the drainage layer during work, for example, with a blind area, when laying pipes;
- The fight of aerated concrete can be filled up when pouring the floor screed, by the way, it is a good insulation;
- When creating a site, for example, for the foundation of the USB. The fight of aerated concrete in this case must be carefully tamped with special equipment.
As you can see, even the remains of pieces of aerated concrete blocks can be used with great benefit, performing various works on the site.