With Superblock moulds it is easy to manufacture your own broad range of interlocking concrete blocks. With these instructions a concrete block is ready by following nine simple steps. The blocks are fit to use in a variety of storage solutions. Stack the blocks to create retaining walls, silage pits or complete industrial storage buildings. Furthermore, the blocks are highly useable as a road block or anti-parking element.
The big advantage of using concrete blocks to build such facilities is the endless flexibility. While constructing, no mortar, concrete or glue is needed. The blocks can interlock using their weight and interlocking lego-like connection. Thanks to this way of building a structure can always be expanded, disconnected or even moved entirely.
Step 1: Place the mould on a flat surface
The concrete blocks are poured sideways. Therefore, a flat, level surface is recommended. This way the blocks will end up neatly shaped.
Step 2: Clean the mould
After every production run the mould should be cleaned. Remains can occur with pouring the concrete which will keep the mould from closing propely. When the mould does not close properly deviations in the form of the blocks can occur.
Step 3: Apply oil
When the mould is clean, you can apply concrete oil on the inside of the mould. The oil prevents the concrete from attaching to the mould. This makes it easier to remove the final product from the mould.
Step 4: Pouring concrete
After completing these preparations you can start pouring concrete in the moulds. Which mixture of concrete you use depends on the purpose of the blocks. You can decide this with every production run. Try to fill the mould fully to produce a full block.
Step 5: Smoothen the surface
To produce a neat concrete block a smooth surface is key. The side to smoothen will be the side of a block when it is done. This will make the front of a wall. Besides smoothening the surface it is possible to tremble the concrete with a vibrating needle. This will force air bubbles to the surface which creates a higher density of concrete.
Step 6: Curing the concrete
Once the concrete is poured a drying time is needed. The drying time can vary due to climate conditions, the size of the mould and the mixture of concrete. The averege time to dry is one day.
Step 7: Remove locks
When the concrete has cured, the mould can be removed. Start by removing all locks by ticking them softly with a hammer or a comparable tool.
Step 8: Opening the mould
After removing all the locks the mould can be opened. Normally the mould can be opened easily without the use of any tools. When the concrete has cured correctly, two halfs of the mould can be pulled from the concrete block. Should the mould for whatever reason (for example: a shortage of oil) not open? There is no problem in using tools because of the industrial quality of the moulds.
Step 9: Use your blocks!
When you blocks are cured and the mould has been removed you can start using your concrete blocks immediately!
Do you want to manufacture your own concrete blocks with these simple steps? Check out our prices and request a quote!REQUEST A QUOTE