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Construction Technique Overview

The Simplicity of Building Rock Solid Concrete Buildings

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 here.

Retaining Wall Construction Tips

Construction occurs in the following sequence:

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 grading.

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.



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