Are you looking for a quick, easy and cost-effective solution for building walls and structures?
Then, consider investing in Interlocking Concrete Blocks. They 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, without the use of mortar or any fixing materials like grout. Instead, the cementitious blocks simply snap together with each other.
Interlocking Concrete Blocks are easy to install and can be organised in many different shapes and patterns. They are strong, durable and designed to last for years to come, so they are suitable for permanent structures, such as retaining walls.
These dense concrete blocks can also be used for temporary works. For example, for creating barriers for music festivals or open rail lines, or for preventing unauthorised vehicles and pedestrians from trespassing on dangerous land.
Interlocking Concrete Blocks come in various types, including:
- Standard Blocks
- Flat Top Standard Blocks
- Rock Face Blocks
- Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks
- Concrete Lego Blocks
Read our blog posts on ‘what are Interlocking Blocks?’ and ‘Are Interlocking Concrete Blocks and Concrete Lego Blocks the same?’ to learn more.
What are Interlocking Concrete Blocks used for?
It couldn’t be easier to build a wall using Interlocking Concrete Blocks. Simply connect together the concrete blocks in a suitable design, and this will create the structure you need.
These dense concrete blocks can be used in multiple ways, including:
– material storage bays
– salt stores
– flood protection
– retaining walls
– security barriers and barricades
– road blocks
– industrial buildings
– segregation bays (i.e. recycling centres)
and much more!
Where can I buy Concrete Blocks?
An affordable solution for your construction needs, you can find Interlocking Concrete Blocks for sale at PPC Concrete Products here.
For more information, contact PPC Concrete Products on 01706 655245 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide you with a custom quote for your specific building requirements.
We sell high quality concrete blocks at competitive prices. We have a thorough quality control process to check that each concrete block is safe to use and of the best quality.
Get in touch with us today- our expert team can advise you on your queries and answer any questions you may have.
Are Concrete Blocks strong?
Concrete blocks have excellent tensile strength and compressive strength. They are strong, durable and versatile. They are made from cement and aggregates of only the highest quality. They are sturdy and designed to last for years to come.
Interlocking Concrete Blocks are really popular for building security barriers, as they stack neatly. They also provide great protection against flood waters and intruders.
Also, these concrete blocks are manufactured to withstand all kinds of temperatures and weather conditions. So, you won’t have to worry about them withering away- they will stay in top-notch condition all year round.
No need to spend time re-building the walls in a few years’ time, because Concrete Blocks are built to last.
What are the dimensions of Concrete Blocks?
Here at PPC Concrete Products, we offer concrete blocks of various sizes, to suit your building needs.
They are available in the following sizes (measured in mm):
- 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
Browse our website for more information and contact us if you need advice for your construction project.
How heavy are Concrete Blocks?
Depending on the number of Concrete Blocks in your wall or structure, they can weigh anywhere between 260kg to well over 1800 kg!
Why should I use Interlocking Concrete Blocks?
Interlocking Concrete Blocks can be used as a temporary or permanent feature, which is why many home remodelling projects employ interlocking blocks as a building material. The concrete blocks are sturdy, versatile and offer excellent support and stability.
Interlocking Concrete Blocks are ideal for temporary works- when you have finished using them, they can be taken apart and reused for another purpose- which makes them a unique, eco-friendly building material.
These weatherproof concrete blocks have excellent freeze-thaw resistance, so they won’t be damaged in extreme weather conditions like heavy snow and torrential rain.
The thickness, strength and composition of Interlocking Concrete Blocks also give them excellent fire resistance properties, which help to stop a fire from spreading.
As Interlocking Concrete Blocks don’t require mortar, this speeds up the building process and requires less manpower- therefore saving you time and money. No more worrying about the extra cost and hassle of mortar or any other fixing material!
Additionally, the Interlocking Concrete Blocks are so strong, that they provide great protection from blasts. Are you looking for blast-proof building materials? Then look no further than Interlocking Concrete Blocks.
Finally, Interlocking Concrete Blocks offer a high level of security- if you use them to build a wall in your garden, this will be strong enough to keep intruders from entering your property.
What is the difference between cinder blocks and Concrete Blocks?
A cinder block is a lightweight building material which is made of cement and coal ash. They usually have hollow cores in the middle.
There are a few differences between cinder blocks and concrete blocks, such as:
- Cinder blocks are more expensive than concrete blocks.
- Cinder blocks are lighter than concrete blocks.
- Cinder blocks have a hollow rectangle structure, whereas concrete blocks have a flattened structure.
- Concrete blocks are much stronger than cinder blocks- so they tend to be used for larger and more important construction projects.
- Cinder blocks have a lot less tensile strength than concrete blocks do.
- Cinder blocks require more repairs than concrete blocks do.
How do you store Concrete Blocks?
- Store the concrete blocks in a cool, dry place. Make sure they are protected from severe weather conditions, to help maintain their quality.
- Make sure the ground of the storage area is perfectly flat.
- Keep the concrete blocks close to the site of work, to make transportation easier.
- Do not stack the concrete blocks higher than two to three blocks at a time.
Do you need a forklift to lift Concrete Blocks?
Yes, generally, you may need a forklift to move concrete blocks, but they are easy to lift and manoeuvre. The concrete blocks are designed for easy lifting, as the block fits nicely into the lifting loop. For easy stacking, ensure the concrete blocks are placed on a flat area.
Forklift hire is generally affordable, and you won’t need to rent it out for long, as Interlocking Concrete Blocks require less manpower and less time for building.
How do you stay safe when handling or building with Concrete Blocks?
- Don’t load out blocks by hand- use a machine or handling equipment, like a forklift.
- If you need to handle lighter concrete blocks, handle them close to the body when lifting into position.
- Do not stand on the concrete blocks.
- When operating a forklift, wear a hard hat, safety shoes and a high-visibility jacket.
- Inspect the forklift for defects before operating and watch out for passers-by in your blind spots.
- If you need to mechanically cut any concrete blocks, make sure you wear appropriate eye protection.