Are you looking for an easy an effective building solution? Then look no further than our storage solutions that stack up: interlocking concrete blocks in action.
PPC Concrete Products is here to provide the answers you may be looking for whilst giving you an insight into the quality concrete options we supply. Our supplies are fit for purpose and generally provide no issues with building regulations, not to mention being safe to use for a variety of construction needs.
The demand for construction is only increasing, on a private and industrial level. Whichever side you fall into, An interlocking concrete block may be an option to help keep your site secure regardless of its shape.
With that being said, here’s all the information you need to know for this multi-purpose building resource.
Interlocking concrete blocks explained
As building regulations came into being in England, the requirement of having fireproof dwellings was compulsory, this was achieved by subsequent houses being made of stone and brick. Interlocking concrete blocks present a modern alternative.
Interlocking Concrete Blocks are a unique form of pre-cast concrete blocks that are designed to hold together by using pre-measured studs and recesses. These concrete blocks are built with unique profiles and features, which allow them to fit perfectly into each other.
What are the advantages of interlocking concrete blocks?
- Longer lasting and more durable than a Gabion basket
- Quicker and less hassle to install
- No need for mortar, saving you money and time
- No need for steel reinforcement or shuttering
- Resistant to extreme weather conditions
- Fire-resistant properties, mitigating the spread of fire depending on the structure
- Little maintenance required
- Often, no foundation is needed before installing
- Sound resistant
- Ability to stack them upon each other
- Flexibility in sizes
- Appropriate for temporary and/or permanent buildings
- Unlikely to be displaced due to the interlocking function
- Can be moved with standard lifting equipment
Disadvantages of using interlocking concrete blocks
- Can’t be moved without machinery
- Can topple over if not placed on level ground
Storage solutions that stack up: interlocking concrete blocks in action
Interlocking concrete blocks have the unique feature of not requiring cement or any binding agent to become secure, they simply attach to each other with the studs and recesses at the top and bottom respectively. This ensures that the blocks can be stacked upon each other without issue.
In the long term, using interlocking concrete blocks can save money that would otherwise be spent on cement, and time that would otherwise be spent on applying the cement and waiting for it to dry properly before proceeding.
How many interlocking concrete blocks can be stacked?
Our interlocking concrete blocks have the potential to have 5 blocks stacked upon each other. Our standard-sized blocks are 60cm in height, with 5 stacked together this would equate to 300cm, which is exactly 9 feet & 10.11 inches high. This height is more than enough for applications such as a retaining wall and so much more.
Why would you need to stack interlocking concrete blocks?
We have highlighted the uses of our blocks, within these uses comes the necessity to stack our blocks, you can use them as a barrier if you choose, but they are made to be stacked.
Can interlocking concrete blocks support weight?
In regard to bearing weight, a interlocking concrete block of 1800 x 600 x 600 can handle 6240KG of weight atop of it. This was calculated by multiplying the weight of a block (1560) times the amount it can be stacked (which is 5, making the equation 1560 x 5) and then subtracted the weight of one block to account for the block that would be stacked upon. This results in 6240KG.
Stacking our interlocking concrete blocks is made easy, safe and secure through the studs and recesses that are on all of our blocks, once they are connected, they are not loose.
The beauty of this simple method is that it eliminates the need for cement to bind the blocks together.
What if I overload the interlocking concrete blocks?
Using a higher load than interlocking concrete blocks can bear will result in your structure becoming unstable, compromising the structural integrity, which could come in the form of the lowest block cracking or breaking, as that will be the block that will be bearing the most weight.
This will probably result in the structure breaking entirely or partly. As a result you will have to spend money on repairs, as well as waste time rectifying an issue that shouldn’t have been a problem in the first place.
Any issues that cause the blocks to break are the responsibility of the people placing/stacking the blocks. We always make sure our blocks meet our standards before giving them to our customers. However, everybody’s circumstances are different, and we aim to tackle any issues on a case-by-case basis.
What is the cost of interlocking concrete blocks?
Considering the cost of our interlocking concrete blocks, we encourage you to get in touch. Having a solid idea of what you intend to use the blocks for, including the space they’re going into, and how much you need makes it easier for us to give you a quote.
Understandably, the cost will be dependent on the amount required, and the sizes of the individual blocks you require.
However, if you’re still deciding whether or not to use our blocks, and would like specific questions to be answered in relation to your project, we are happy to provide all the information you need once you get in contact.
Interlocking concrete block options
Our blocks are made by having a casting of the dimensions mentioned below and depending on the option chosen, the cast is then filled with concrete. Each block has a Lifting pin anchor system embedded in the concrete at the point of casting – this is how the blocks are moved once the concrete is set.
After setting, the cast is then removed and the blocks are transported to their destination.
we offer the option for your block to be:
- Standard Blocks
- Flat Top Standard Blocks
- Rock Face Block
- Rock Face Flat Top Block
Here are our size options:
- 300 x 600 x 600
- 600 x 600 x 600
- 900 x 600 x 600
- 1200 x 600 x 600
- 1500 x 600 x 600
- 1800 x 600 x 600
- 400 x 800 x 800
- 800 x 800 x 800
- 1200 x 800 x 800
- 1600 x 800 x 800
Half and thirds of the sizes displayed are also offered with your order if needed.
To view these options, take a look at our gallery.
Purchase interlocking concrete blocks today
In this blog, we have highlighted everything you need to know about securing storage solutions that stack up: interlocking concrete blocks in action. Whilst also providing extra information in regard to construction solutions that we offer.
Take a read of our case studies to truly understand how we have provided solutions for business in the past with the use of our interlocking concrete blocks, and ultimately, how we can help you today.
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