Ecology blocks are a fantastic example of C&E Concrete’s commitment to sustainable concrete production. These are large concrete blocks manufactured from leftover or unused concrete. In the past, such materials would have been wasted, hauled away to a landfill site. By reusing the materials, ecology blocks save on the energy and resource consumption that would have been necessary in order to fill the needs of other projects.
Our blocks are cast into either a half block or a full block, using nearly a half or full yard of concrete. They measure 2′ x 2′ x 3′ for a half block and 2′ x 2′ x 6′ for a full block. The full block weighs roughly 3850 lbs, while the half block weighs 1900 lbs. Each type comes with a picking eye of #5 rebar located in the spacing between the tongues in the top of each block. This picking eye aids in loading, unloading, and placing the blocks with a crane or backhoe capable of lifting and moving 4000 lbs. (Please note that C&E can offer delivery and unloading of ecology blocks, but we cannot place or perform any type of construction work at your project.)
Ecology blocks are often used for permanent or temporary restraining walls, bulkheads, storage bunkers for bulk materials, and traffic diverters, though they have a number of other applications, as well.
C&E Concrete offers ecology blocks in three finished styles: scratched & framed, plain brick, and river rock. The color and appearance of the blocks themselves are fairly random and inconsistent, as they are composed of materials returned from job sites. Upon request, though, C&E can produce finished styles, colors, and mixed designs according to client specifications.
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