Cost per pound
If you live in an area where there is a lot of brick-making technology, you can purchase bricks. However, most likely this will be expensive compared to other methods of making new bricks.
There are also cost considerations if you want to re-use old materials. For example, if you plan to salvage brick material from old buildings, you should see about getting it for free or very cheaply.
Lastly, there are commercial products available that contain ingredients that bind to cement to make it more durable. These are intended primarily for road construction, but can also be used as small building additives to give added durability.
Cost per square foot
One way to look at money is by cost per unit of area (or space).
If you have an entire room to consider, then you can think about it in terms of units or spaces instead of dollars.
One type of common cost is price per square feet – how much does it cost for one wall to be covered by flooring or tiles? Or what amount of storage is possible with the given size of space?
Another type of cost is capital investment. Here, cost refers to how much something has to be spent before it is used or ready to use.
For example, a business might need to make a down payment for equipment that it uses until revenues come in or profits are made.
Cost helps you evaluate items or services against your budget. If you’re looking at costs across multiple areas, like expenses vs. income, costs can help you identify where changes need to happen to keep your business operating efficiently.
It also helps you understand the impact whatever action you take will have on the overall economy. For example, if you start a company, the expense would create new jobs and increase economic activity.