Central Illinois is one of the areas of our country where you can find concrete bin blocks. You need not look any further – we would be more than happy to help you with your bin block needs, whether it be a construction project, a barrier, a weight, storage, or any other need that these versatile blocks can provide.
Areas Around Central Illinois
Central Illinois makes up one third of the state of Illinois. It consists of mainly flat prairie land and some of the richest soil for farming in the world. In fact, almost 80% of Illinois is farmland. Central Illinois consists of many small towns and mid-size cities. You will also find manufacturing centers, as well as many educational institutions. Some of the more prominent cities are: Springfield (the state capital), Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, Quincy, Champaign-Urbana, and Galesburg. Other cities in the area are Danville, Mattoon, and Effingham. The cities listed are by no means the only ones where we can supply concrete blocks in the area. If you did not see your city on the list, please contact us so that we may help you locate what you need close to home.
The Many Names of Concrete Blocks
Many parts of the country have unique and differing names for concrete blocks. Some of the ones we have heard here at Concrete Block Supply include: mafia blocks, interlocking v-blocks, jumbo blocks, lego blocks, bunker blocks, and bin blocks. We have also heard them called: large concrete blocks, gravity wall blocks, eco blocks, waste blocks, storage wall blocks, and bunker blocks. Others refer to them as ecology blocks or just plain old leftover concrete blocks. We enjoy hearing what the blocks are called in your neck of the woods, so let us know and we will add what you call the blocks to our growing list of names.
Types of Blocks Available in Central Illinois
Blocks in Central Illinois are known as V-wedge blocks. The full- sized blocks measure 6’L x2’W x2’H and their weight is 3,600 lbs. We are able to load 13 of these full- sized blocks per flat-bed. This type of block has a V-wedge on top and another V-wedge on one of the sides. For easy pick-up, you will find a rebar handle loop on the top of the block. The bottom and other side have a reverse V-wedge for easy interlocking, which allows the blocks to be joined together, if your project calls for that capability. The blocks in your area also come in a 4’L x 2’W x 2’H, weighing 2,400 lbs. and a flat-bed semi-truck can handle 19 of these blocks. One more option is a 3’L x 2’W x 2’H block, which weighs 1,800 lbs. and 26 of this size can fit per flat-bed.
The Many Uses of these Versatile Concrete Blocks
Our concrete blocks can be used in many, many ways. For example, some customers have used the blocks as retaining walls, while others have found them to be useful as aggregate storage bins. You might find them used as barriers to property access, anchor weights to hold down tents, or perhaps building protection. Area division, propane tank, fuel tank, or other above ground tank barriers are a few more of the uses of our concrete blocks. These blocks can also be used as barriers to direct traffic and/or parking, or mark boundary lines for properties. They can also be used as a general use for heavily weighted objects. These interlocking blocks allow for flexible configurations for any project you may have. We would love to hear of other ways you’ve found these blocks useful.
Ways of Getting the Block to You
We offer two ways for you to receive your blocks. You may pick them up yourself, or you may have them delivered to you. If you choose to pick the blocks up yourself, a date and time will be arranged for you to come and load the blocks. The blocks will be loaded for you. Your responsibility is to have the materials necessary for securing the blocks to your trailer. Straps or chains are recommended to keep the blocks secure during transport. When you arrive at the jobsite, you are responsible for removing the blocks from the trailer.
If you choose to have your blocks delivered, Concrete Block Supply will have a flat-bed semi driver pick up the blocks and deliver them to your jobsite. When the driver arrives, you will need to be prepared to offload the blocks from the truck yourself. The equipment used to unload will need to have the capability to lift 3,600 lbs. for the full-sized blocks, 2,400 lbs. for the 4’ blocks, or 1,800 lbs. for the 3’ blocks. The semi’s flat-bed deck is 5’ and the block height is 2’. The equipment using to unload must be able to handle the deck height, as well as the block height. The jobsite size is another thing to consider. It must be large enough to handle a 48’ to 53’ semi. The semi must be able to have enough room to maneuver. Keep in mind that the blocks all have a rebar loop handle, allowing a chain to be easily attached for removal from the semi.
We would happily advise you in regarding your purchasing of the blocks or in getting the blocks to your jobsite. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.
We would love the opportunity to work with you and to help make your building projects a reality!
Fun Facts For Central Missouri:
- Douglas County is the flattest county in Illinois.
- Central Illinois has several manmade lakes.
- Central Illinois has many protected areas, many having to do with Lincoln.
- The first McDonald’s was built in Illinois.
- The tallest man in the world was born in Alton, IL.
- Illinois is home to the world’s largest bottle of catsup.
- Illinois is home to the largest cookie factory.
- The first Dairy Queen was started in Joliet, IL.
- The ice cream sundae originated in Evanston, IL.