Rock Face & Flat Top Block
Are you building a wall or structure, but you don’t want to go through the hassle of using bricks and mortar?
Then, you should consider investing in Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks. These are a type of Interlocking Concrete Block. They are a unique form of pre-cast concrete blocks that are designed to hold together by using pre-measured studs and recesses.
Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks are slightly different to Standard Blocks, as they do not have nipples on top of them. Also, Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks have a rocky exterior on one face of the block.
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.
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
- for creating a barricade at open rail lines
- for preventing unauthorised vehicles and pedestrians from trespassing on dangerous land.
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 Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks used for?
It couldn’t be easier to build a wall using Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks. Simply connect together the concrete blocks in a suitable design, and this will create the structure you need.
These 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 Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks for sale at PPC Concrete Products here.
For more information, contact PPC Concrete Products on 01706 655245 or by emailing email@example.com. 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 Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks strong?
Our concrete blocks have excellent tensile strength and compressive strength. They are strong, durable and versatile. Made from cement and aggregates of only the highest quality, the concrete blocks 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 Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks are built to last.
What are the dimensions of Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks?
Here at PPC Concrete Products, we offer concrete blocks of various sizes, to suit your building requirements and preferences.
Our Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks 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
How heavy are Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks?
Depending on the number of the interlocking concrete blocks in your wall or structure, they can weigh anywhere between 260kg to well over 1800 kg!
Why should I use Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks?
Rock Face & Flat Top 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.
These 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 Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks also give them excellent fire resistance properties, which help to stop a fire from spreading.
As Rock Face & Flat Top 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, these 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 Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks.
Finally, Rock Face & Flat Top 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.
How do you store Rock Face & Flat Top 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 Rock Face & Flat Top Blocks?
Yes, generally, you may need a forklift to move Rock Face & Flat Top 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.