We provide sturdy concrete block walls.
A block wall is beneficial compared to the traditional walls since it is light-weight and further improves insulation and strength. Block wall has become the perfect choice for many projects nowadays.
It is imperative to have skilled and experienced builders work on your block wall project as it is important to follow the proper construction process to efficiently utilize time, materials and ultimately money invested in the project. In addition to Building Block Walls, we build and design retaining walls to be effective structural features for keeping slopes in place.
Purposes of Block Wall:
-property demarcation and security fencing so as to prevent theft by enclosing the property properly.
-gives a smart split-face block look.
-can be used to screen privacy.
-controlling noise or other undesirable sounds.
There are three types of block wall:
1. Concrete block wall:
It is constructed by combining Portland cement and other aggregates and provides an option of filling with concrete and rebar (both vertical and horizontal), which makes it impenetrable. These block walls remain aligned even during filling and they can be painted easily without any extra processes of preparation. These block walls can be retrofitted easily for plumbing and wiring and can be adjusted anytime by removal of only single sections of block.
2. Cinder block wall:
Though both cinder blocks and concrete blocks may appear same, yet the difference lies in the materials used in their construction. The concrete blocks are prepared from Portland cement with aggregates, while the cinder blocks use Portland cement (without aggregates) and cinder ashes (i.e. coal ashes) for its preparation. Hence, the cinder blocks are much lighter than the concrete blocks, yet provide the same wall strength and stability. Cinder Block Walls are usually used for residential applications like garden walls, terrace walls, fencing walls, fireplace walls, etc.
3. Glass block wall:
The most obvious application of glass block walls is in washrooms and shower stalls since these block walls provide plenty of light in a normally dark area. These walls can have a textured pattern so as to provide the privacy required and at the same time being stylish. Hence, a glass block wall enables turning a small dark room or a washroom into a bright open space with elegant walls.
While making a choice for the correct material for block walls, it is important that the strength requirements and desired wall heights and affordability factor be taken into consideration. Thus, block walls offer superb functional strength with a decorative appeal that transforms the overall appearance of the home to look as stylish and elegant and hence has become a preferred choice for most home owners.
Different Types of Retaining Walls:
Retaining walls can be made from a wide array of materials and for a wide variety of reasons. Depending on your preferences, they can be built from stone, brick, masonry, concrete, timber, and more. The condition of a piece of land is what usually dictates whether a wall is necessary, although there are also purely decorative retaining walls as well. Retaining walls have been built since the beginning of modern history and many different types and styles have been developed over the years.
Gravity Walls and Block Retaining Walls:
These types of walls are usually limited in height because of how they work. Typically made out of stone or concrete blocks, these rely on their weight to keep the pressure from behind from pushing them forward. Block retaining walls often use pegs to hold them together and this combined with their weight keeps them from falling over. It is very popular these days to add strength to a block retaining wall by anchoring it into the ground behind it, making it that much stronger. This allows these walls to be built higher than they would if they were purely a gravity wall.
Piling Retaining Wall:
These walls are made of pilings driven into the ground and held up by the ground on one of the sides of the wall. When these types of retaining walls are built at a greater height, they make use of a tieback anchor for added strength.
Cantilever Retaining Walls:
This type of wall is more complicated than the gravity wall. They are tied into a base that gives them their strength and durability. They are designed so that the horizontal pressure is transferred to vertical pressure under the base. These walls are very specialized and often require a structural engineer for their design.
These are the most common types of retaining walls, but there are many others that are not as popular, such as the concrete retaining wall that is commonly used next to highways and large buildings.