From start to finish our patent pending marine blocks are built with the utmost care and craftsmanship. Before the blocks are even poured, each one already has an hour of grinding and welding in them. Each block has a rebar cage that is custom made in our shop and inserted into the forms before the concrete is poured.
Our custom forms line the back side of our Avon Lake Shop. Cable for lifting the blocks is secured to the rebar cage just before the pour.
Every concrete truck is full of a specially formulated concrete mix, ready to withstand the power of Lake Erie.
As the concrete is poured, one of the laborers uses the vibro hammer to ensure there are no air bubbles in the block. It requires 2-3 crew members to pour each block,
Once poured, the form cap is removed and the block is edged and finished. The core will be filled with concrete when the blocks are placed in their final structure.
After the forms are released and the blocks fully cured over several days, they are ready to head to their next stop. Five at a time the blocks leave the yard on our lowboy semi trailer and head to either our barge load site or a customers job site.
Our barges often operate in tandem, one bringing armor stone, the other our marine blocks to be staged at a job site.
Our blocks are most often used for sea walls and piers. Here are several projects during their construction phase.
Those photos might not look like much, but take a look a little farther into the projects...
Now a look at some of the finished or near finished projects as they all came together for a more enjoyable and accessible shoreline for our clients.
Now that you have an idea what is possible with our marine blocks, what kind of projects can you dream up?