Cement block shop building

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Re: Cement block shop building

Post by mk e » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:29 am

Dave Koehler wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:06 am
If you pour the blocks full of reinforced concrete is it not to the point that full poured standalone walls would be less expensive?
Maybe. Around here basement walls are almost all poured....but I have seen blocks drystacked the poured too. Dry stack and pour every other then stucco to seal is getting common above ground.

I just did a bunch of patio retaining and island walls and core filled most of it rather than form anything. I like block because I can DIY it, no forms to rent, no schedule to keep, just mix up 1/2 bag of motar and work an hour when i have an hour. Then the same when I'm filling then... bag of concrete in the cheap harbor freight mixer and into the block, no truck to schedule or pay for. Materials cost a little more this way but it saves me a ton in other costs so it makes sense....as long as my labor is free.
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Re: Cement block shop building

Post by SupStk » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:39 am

Dave Koehler wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:06 am
If you pour the blocks full of reinforced concrete is it not to the point that full poured standalone walls would be less expensive?
I'm not sure but seen it done, at least on the lower courses.
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