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Reinforcing A Block Wall With Concrete And Steel

A number of buildings, and houses are built using blocks reinforced with concrete and steel. These are called CMU blocks. Constructing these walls has to be done in both a vertical way and horizontal way so that pressure would be absorbed equally. Basically, doing reinforcement is essential for the structure that has been newly built to have the strength to resist tension and pressure to retain the earth. If reinforcement was not used, many buildings using block foundation walls would start to protrude inwards and would last. Continue reading

Retaining walls can be functional as well as beautiful!

Massachusetts retaining walls date back to to when we were part of the original colonies. People have long known that walls can be built to support the earth, to support buildings and to keep soil and the like in place. Retaining walls have been used all over the world to help preserve soil and natural landscapes despite homes and the like being built in the areas. Continue reading