Interlocking concrete blocks are a versatile and durable choice for construction projects. These Lego-style concrete blocks can be used for large or small projects, in sectors as diverse as agriculture, residential, and commercial. Interlocking concrete blocks are not limited in their use. In fact, there are many different ways to use these precast concrete elements.
Here are some of the ways in which businesses large and small can use interlocking concrete blocks in their construction projects.
What are Precast Interlocking Concrete Blocks?
Traditional concrete for construction is manufactured onsite. Precast concrete is made off-site, in factory facilities. Precast interlocking concrete blocks are one type of precast concrete, and they are manufactured in a factory and then transported to the site where they are assembled into structures. But which structures can use interlocking concrete blocks?
- Push Walls
Interlocking blocks can be made with strong concrete in order to form push walls that are stronger than traditional concrete walls. Push walls using interlocking concrete blocks can withstand impact at a much greater force than traditional concrete panels, provided they are created to the required thickness and made from extra strength concrete.
- Retaining Walls
Interlocking concrete blocks are a good choice for a retaining wall as they can be installed quickly. This helps create a safe environment when there is an embankment collapse risk. And interlocking concrete blocks can also be used to create retaining walls around excavations so that there is minimal risk from the open site. Retaining walls can be quickly installed with minimal personnel. This also creates a cost benefit to using these precast concrete elements.
- Storage Bays
A storage bay may need to be reconfigured as the needs of the business change. Interlocking concrete blocks are the perfect solution for this reason – they can also be reconfigured, and they can even be relocated when the business needs it. Using interlocking concrete blocks for storage bays is a simple solution for this construction need, particularly because they are free standing and therefore efficient to install.
- Security Features
Interlocking concrete blocks are often used to build strong and robust perimeter walls to protect premises. This may be needed because the business is dealing with valuable materials, or because the building itself needs protecting. Interlocking blocks are the ideal solution because they are almost impossible to destroy.
- Fire Breaks
Precast concrete is the ideal material for creating fire breaks around or within a building, thus minimising the risk of fire spreading throughout premises. Building using precast concrete and interlocking concrete blocks benefit from effective fire containment measures.
- Salt Barns
A salt barn structure is more effectively created when using interlocking concrete blocks. There is no need for steel reinforcements in this concrete structure, and therefore the roof can be supported by the blocks without steel. This means the structure is easier to maintain when interlocking concrete blocks are used to create the walls in the salt barn.