architectural terracotta have the advantages of anti corrosion and anti noise
Other advantages of architectural terracotta are its ability to withstand the exposure to the elements and its resistance to corrosion. If you remember the environmental concerns of the 1980s and early 90s, you may recall the buzz about acid rain. It’s not something we hear about much these days, but that doesn’t mean it disappeared.
The acidity of rainwater continues to rise with the increasing levels of industrial pollution. The effects of this on less-durable building materials are evident in every city on the planet. However, such effects are noticeably absent on structures built or cladded with terracotta. This is because it is essentially baked clay, which has a high alkaline level that makes it far more acid resistant.
Another of the reasons it lasts is because of its freeze-thaw resistance. For example, clay bricks with a water absorption rate of 10% don’t crack even if frozen at -45 ° C and thawed 50 times. Porcelain tiles with the same absorption rate crack after being frozen at -15 ° C and thawed three times.
The World Health Organization has warned that noise pollution could be the next big crisis after climate change. Bricks made by architectural terracotta manufacturers can refract sound waves and minimize echoes. In addition to decreasing the echo inside a building, the bricks can also provide insulation against external noise, which makes it an ideal material for those looking to reduce the amount of city noise that filters into work and living spaces.