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Have you been looking for concrete blocks in Southern Colorado? Then look no further we can help you out. Concrete Block Supply can deliver the blocks to you or you can pick them up. Please give us a call to discuss your project. 303-936-4817
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs is located along I-25 about an hour south of Denver. It is the county seat of El Paso County. The population is just under half million people making it the second most populous city in Colorado. Colorado Spring is home to many attractions: the United States Olympic Training Center, the United States Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and the Manitou Incline.
Colorado Springs and the Surrounding Area:
Not only do we proudly serve the city of Colorado Springs, we can offer delivery and/or pick up for the surrounding cities of Woodland Park, Cascade, Divide, Fountain, Pueblo, Peyton, Monument, Larkspur, Canyon City, and Black Forest. Don’t see your area listed? Give us a call and we will see how we can best serve you.
Whatever You Call Them, We Supply Them.
We think the most creative thing about concrete blocks is that each individual and/or area uses different names for the blocks. The most popular names are: bin blocks, soldier blocks, mafia blocks, large precast concrete blocks, barrier blocks, jumbo blocks, interlocking v-blocks, lego blocks, ecology blocks, gravity wall blocks, bunker blocks, waste blocks and left-over concrete blocks. Do you have another name for them? Let us know so we can add it to our list.
The block type that is available in this area is what we call the V-Wedge blocks. The full sized V-wedge blocks are 6’L x 2’W x 2’H and weigh in at 3,600 lbs. This style of block has a V-shaped wedge along the 6’ length of the top and another V-shape wedge vertically on one side. There is a rebar handle centered in the V-wedge that is used for picking up the bin block on the top. The bottom and opposite side have a reverse V-wedge so that the blocks can interlock if needed for your project. This block style is also available in half size blocks at 3’L x 2’W x 2’H, they weigh in at 1,800 lbs. 13 full sized blocks can fit on each flat bed truck delivery or up to 26 half sized blocks.
Most of the time the concrete blocks are just plain without a decorative pattern, but out of Southern Colorado we have a couple patterns façades to choose from. We offer a slate façade or a random stone façade. The lead time on the decorative blocks could be extended. Please feel free to contact a member of our sales staff to discuss your project and what will work best for you.
What Are the Uses for the Blocks?
Our Concrete Block Supply bin blocks have a variety of uses. Some of the most popular uses we have seen the concrete blocks used for is the creation of material storage bins, large block retaining walls, traffic control, restricting access to property, personal or property protection, anchor weights, property division, protection for utilities, barricades for fuel tanks or propane tanks, aggregate storage for road districts, and as a cost effective general weight. Concrete blocks are built for easy use and can be used for a variety of projects.
How Do You Get the Blocks?
There are two options to get the blocks to your jobsite. We can either offer delivery or pick up. Option number one is that Concrete Block Supply can schedule a flat bed truck to deliver the blocks to your job site. You will need to have equipment onsite to offload the blocks yourself once the truck arrives at your job site location. The equipment needed at the time of delivery to offload the blocks must be capable of lifting 3,600 lbs for the full sixed blocks or 1,800 lbs for the half sized blocks. The standard deck height of the flat bed is 5’ and the blocks are 2’ in height, so your equipment needs to be able to reach 7’+ to pick the blocks up off of the trailer deck. The concrete blocks will have a rebar loop handle located on the top so that you can easily attach a chain to move them around. These blocks do not require any special rigging to maneuver them. Please keep in mind your job site must have adequate space for a 48’-53’ semi truck to turn around. If it does not you will need to find a location nearby your site to offload the blocks and then use a smaller trailer or other equipment to move the blocks to your job site. Option number two is for you to pick up the blocks at the production facility yourself. We can schedule a date and time for you to pick them up from the designated Plant. Once you get to the concrete block facility, the concrete blocks will be loaded on to the trailer for you. Please remember to bring chains or strap to secure your concrete blocks down to your trailer. Please contact us with any questions regarding the set up for either the flat bed delivery option or the local pick up option.
We are happy to serve Colorado Springs and the surrounding cities in Colorado. Please see below for some fun trivia questions about your great city and area:
- Although the exact location remains a secret, engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla built a top-secret experimental laboratory in Colorado Springs in 1899.
- The song “America The Beautiful” was inspired by Pikes Peak
- Many people were sent to Colorado Springs to recover from tuberculosis. Doctors believed that mineral waters of Manitou’s Springs has healings effects and that the dry climate and mountain air were helpful.
- The area the eventually became the City of Colorado Springs was part of the Louisiana Purchase