While Genie Block
construction is relatively simple, there are some necessary procedures to
follow in order to comply with both structural engineering principles as
well as municipal building codes.
These procedures relate
mostly to ensuring that the building will endure under unusual stresses …
such as earthquakes or high wind.
The diagram below shows an
overview of the additional reinforcing steps required.
These procedures are by no
means complicated. They are, however, necessary.
For a more detailed look at
these reinforcing processes please click
Wall Construction Tips
Construction occurs in the
1. Excavation and
leveling pad construction
2. Setting, leveling, and
back-filling base course
3. Placement and
back-filling of units in succeeding courses
4. Placement, tensioning,
and back-filling of soil reinforcement (when required)
5. Compaction of backfill
to the specified density
6. Capping and finish
Note: When compacting soil
within 3 ft (0.9 m) of the front face of a wall, compaction tools should
be limited to hand operated equipment, preferably a vibrating plate
compactor. Reinforced soil can be compacted with walk-behind or
self-propelled riding compaction equipment.