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Regularly, and currently available for the region of northern Indiana is known as a v-wedge block. Coming in multiple different sizes of 6’x2’x2’ (3,600lbs), 4’x2’x2’ (2,400lbs), 3’x2’x2’ (1,800lbs), 2’x2’x2’ (1,200lbs), this block can be used for a number of projects. Equipped with it’s signature v-wedge on the top and side, and a reverse version of the wedge on the opposite side and bottom, these blocks can slide together with ease. For transportation of the block, a typical semi can carry 13 of the 6’x2’x2’ blocks, 18 of the 4’x2’x2’ blocks, 26 of the 3’x2’x2’ blocks, and 37 of the 2’x2’x2’ blocks. In order to offload, or simply move these blocks, you can use the easily accessible rebar handle loop on top of the block.
Usage of our Blocks
Concrete blocks have been utilized in many ways over the course of hundreds of years. They can make a large difference even in the smallest of projects. Our blocks have been put to good use in worksites and projects all over the country. Some of the typical ways our blocks have been put to good use are through: controlling traffic, parking lot/parking garage management, element storage for road districts, common weight, protection of fuel/propane tanks, aiding the creation of storage bins, tent anchor weights, property separation, retaining walls made of concrete, and security of utilities. If you know of any more concrete block uses, or come up with one, please let us know! We’d love to hear about your concrete block experiences!
Transportation and Receival of the Blocks
For you to receive your blocks, we offer either pick up or delivery. However, there are a few requirements that must be met when selecting either of these methods. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call and we’d love to speak with you! If you would like to carry through with the method of pick up, you will need to give our team a call and schedule a date and time to come to our facility to pick up the blocks yourself. We will load the blocks onto the trailer for you, but we ask that you provide us with chains and/or straps in order to strap down the blocks to the truck bed. When it comes to delivery, your jobsite must have a space up to 48’-53’ in order for the semi to properly enter and exit the site. If your site does not have an adequate amount of space, we can discuss another delivery location and use smaller machinery to transport the blocks. Your jobsite must also be equipped with the proper machinery in order to offload the blocks upon delivery. This machinery must reach a height up to 7’+, because the trailer is 5’ and each block is 2’ in height. It must also be able to lift up to 3600, 2400, 1800, or 900lbs, depending on the type of block being delivered. No special rigging will be required for movement of the blocks. All you will need to do is attach a chain to the rebar handle loop on top of each block.
When it comes to the naming of the types of blocks, there is quite a bit of variety. So much, in fact, that it can lead to a little bit of confusion when talking about different block types with different people. Regardless of what you may call them, we provide them. Some of the block names we typically include in our business vocabulary are: ecology blocks, jumbo blocks, mafia blocks, stackable concrete blocks, barrier blocks, storage wall blocks, waste blocks, soldier blocks, lego blocks, bin blocks, building blocks, gravity wall blocks, large concrete retaining wall blocks, interlocking v-blocks, bunker blocks, leftover concrete blocks, and large concrete blocks. Please feel free to let us know if you are more familiar with another name of referral and we can add it to our list!
Because we love serving the cities in northern Indiana, we’d like to share some fun facts regarding your beautiful area!
- Did you know that Elkhart County, Indiana is known as the Recreational Vehicle Capital of the World?
- Adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, is the University of Notre Dame which has the country’s oldest, constantly existing college marching band!
Located in the north part of the state of Indiana, are the cities of Fort Wayne, Columbia City, Elkhart, Plymouth, and South Bend.
Fort Wayne, the county seat of Allen County, IN, is around 18 miles west of the Ohio border and is the second most populated city in Indiana, alongside the capital, Indianapolis. Visitors enjoy attending the city’s Embassy Theater, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and the famous Fort Wayne Children Zoo.
Columbia City is within the Columbia Township and Whitley County of Indiana. A notable historic landmark in this city is the Whitley County Courthouse, designed by Brentwood. S. Tolan of Fort Wayne.
The city of Elkhart, sitting beside the St. Joseph River and Elkhart Rivers, is located 15 miles south of the city of South Bend, 110 miles east of Chicago, and 150 miles north of Indianapolis. Some attractions of this city include: Wellfield Botanic Gardens, the NIBCO Water and Ice Park, and the Elkhart Jazz Festival that takes place every July.
Plymouth, Indiana, being the first retail outlet of the U.S Montgomery Ward in 1926, is settled in Marshall County alongside the Yellow River. Recreational activities include the city’s annual Blueberry Festival, visiting the large Centennial Park, and the River Park Square.
Lastly, the city of South Bend, Indiana is the county seat of St. Joseph County. Although this city is only 5 miles from the Michigan border, it is equidistant from the states of Illinois and Ohio. Attractions in this city include the Morris Performing Arts Center, the South Bend Museum of Art, and the Studebaker National Museum.
If you are located elsewhere, and not within these 5 particular cities, don’t worry! We’d still love to know how we can serve you. We provide business opportunities for people and projects ranging all over the country. Below are some “example” cities located in, or near, northern Indiana that we would also be more than happy to serve: Merriam, Markle, Monroeville, Sendan, Zulu, Spencerville, Roanoke, Zanesville, Garrett, Auburn, Poe, Churubusco, New Haven, Wabash, Syracuse, Coldwater, Marion, Defiance, Warsaw, Ligonier, Bluffton, Rome City, Van Wert, Albion, Decatur, Angola, Huntington, Maumee, Battle Creek, Logansport, Anderson, Lima, Nappanee, Archbold, Rochester, Hastings, Indianapolis, East Lansing, Zionsville, Sunfield, Cumberland, Niles, Monticello, Nora, Cromwell, Laotto, Etna, Wolflake, Pierceton, Arcola, Macy, Pleasant Lake, Hicksville, Howe, Middlebury, Lagrange, Knox, North Liberty, Lakeville, Culver, Ober, Breman, Walkerton, Atwood, Mentone, Burr Oak, and Etna Green. Still can’t locate your city name on this list? Please still consider giving us a call and we would be more than willing to discuss how we can best serve you. If you have any questions, please call us at 260-999-9338.