Wallbloc – The Simple Way To Build Walls
Wallblocs are 1800mm, 900mm, 600mm long x 600mm wide x 600mm high x 300mm wide. Ideal for reinforced earth wall facings, temporary buildings and many other uses. The weight of each block is in the table below. The blocks are manufactured using our eco mix concrete. For aggressive environments we can also manufacture the blocks using C50 Concrete for improved chemical resistance.
Wallbloc R- Reinforced Block Walls
Wallbloc R are 1800mm, 900mm, 600mm long x 300mm wide x 600mm high. They are manufactured with ducts cast into them that are set to one side. The offset gives improved structural performance. Rebar is then threaded through the blocks and cement grouted in place. This construction creates a cantilever retaining wall that uses the foundation as part of the structural element. Walls can be built from 1.2 to 2.4m high using Wallbloc R. For higher walls see our Virtabloc R range. For more information about retaining wall design and build go to our reinforced block walls page
EarthBloc – Reinforced Earth Facing Block
Retaining walls higher than 4.2m become more expensive using the gravity retaining wall solution. Our next solution is a reinforced earth wall.
In the image to the right, the block of earth directly behind the wall is the reinforced earth wall. This is constructed by laying earth fill in layers with a geo mat between each layer. The reinforced earth wall then becomes the structural element that will retain the earth behind it.
The Virtabloc acts as the facing to the wall and protects it from the elements and erosion.
The block face is help in position using the geo mat that is embedded within the earth wall and wraps around a tie bar cast into the block.
The walls can be designed for up to a 150 year life span.
For more information about retaining wall design and build go to our reinforced block walls page
You Can Use Them To Build ….
We Can Design Your Project
We offer a full design service from simply working out how many blocks you require for your project to designing structures including:
- Retaining Walls from 1m to 4.2m high
- Temporary buildings
- Plant and storage building
- Blast walls
- Fire walls
- Flood defence projects
Our full design service can include:
- Planning applications
- Structural engineering design and calculations
- Building regulation application
- Full project management services