Whenever a contractor has to store bulk material in a somewhat orderly and cost effective manner (temporary or long-term), he often turn’s to stackable concrete blocks to meet the challenge. These 2′ x 2′ x (3′ or 6′) long solid interlocking concrete blocks can be readily moved and set in place with a capable loader/forklift (3,000 lb lift capacity minimum – block size/weight dependent) and a few capable men. The majority of these concrete blocks have a built-in (poured in place) steel rebar lifting point strategically placed at the center of each block. Just attach a high strength chain outfitted with a lifting hook and you are all set to move and posistion the block. These blocks can be stacked 3 courses+/- high as long as the ground below proves stable enough and all blocks are staggered to properly off-set ends of each block (vertical joints should not line up when stacking blocks beyond two courses high).
Depending on the bulk material being stored, a roof can be built atop the bin to provide additional protection from rain and snow (deicing salt, top soil, etc.). Thank you for visiting our site and as always, please be sure to contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any questions pertaining to your lawn, landscape and snow management needs. Have a great day!