Blockwork That Works Like Clockwork


Strength is built from the ground up, and the same concept can be applied to retaining walls using concrete lock blocks. The bigger you are, the harder you fall? Not in this case! The shape of the blocks must complement each other, strengthening the structure’s integrity and improving the structure’s ability to deal with various Earth pressures from elevated soil.

Retaining walls are shaped according to the slope and landscape around them and are most often used in residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial construction.

Here we’ll look at how concrete lock blocks are used successfully.

It’s Always Worth Doing It Right The First Time

We all know the story of “The Three Little Pigs” and how only one of them understood the importance of building with solid materials to create something structurally sound. No matter how much pressure was put on the house made of bricks, it stood firm. Doing it right the first time couldn’t be more important when it comes to construction.

Let’s take a look at two of the most common gravity retaining walls using concrete lock blocks.

1. Gravity Retaining Walls - As the name suggests, these types of walls resist lateral pressure solely from their weight and embedded depth.

2. Reinforced Structural Retaining Walls - Retaining wall blocks are combined with soil reinforced products such as earth anchors, galvanized steel grids, or geo-grids. (Geo-grid reinforcement enables the soil to perform better than it would in its original state, withstanding greater loads.)

The Benefits Of Interlocking The advantage of the interlocking system, much like a puzzle, is the firm connection formed between each piece, which aids in the stability and alignment of your project. Simple yet effective, interlocking concrete blocks will take your construction project to the next level and certainly comes with a list of benefits.

  • Cost-effective - No need for other materials such as mortar.
  • Time-saving - Easily erected due to the slot in function; therefore, labour time is drastically decreased. Resistant to warping, insects and is fire resistant.
  • Structurally stable and durable.
  • Easily lifted using standard lifting equipment.

Fun fact: Portland cement, the most common ingredient in modern-day cement, was developed in 1824 and has since been a staple in the making of cement products for construction purposes for decades.

The technological advancements in the construction industry are ever-growing, with manufacturing processes being optimally primed for speedy erections of residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects.

If you’re looking for value-engineered and scalable solutions to infrastructure that is cost-effective and comes highly recommended, give us a call today to find out how we can help you!