Concrete blocks are available in different forms to be used as construction material, such as

  • Solid concrete blocks
  • Hollow concrete blocks
  • Solid & hollow light weight concrete blocks
  • Autoclave aerated concrete blocks
  • Concrete stone masonry blocks
How to store concrete blocks
How to store concrete blocks

While storing these concrete blocks at site, following guidelines should be followed.

Guidelines to Follow While Storing Blocks on Site

  1. Do not dump concrete blocks at site.
  2. Store the blocks close to the site of work so that least effort is required for their transportation.
  3. Unload one block at a time and stack it in regular tiers to minimize breakage and defacement.
  4. The height of the stack should not be more than 1.2 m. the length of the stack should not be more than 3 m. and width of the stack should not be more than 2 to 3 blocks.
  5. If blocks are cured for less than 28 days, then stack these blocks separately.

Note: Generally all blocks should be water cured for 10 to 14 days and air cured for another 15 days; thus no blocks with less than 28 days of curing is used in building construction.

  1. If blocks are manufactured at site, then mention date of manufacture of the blocks on the stack of blocks.

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