Cutting your concrete blocks



 

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Details About Assembling Genie Blocks

Cutting Your Concrete Blocks

When assembling a wall it is necessary that the blocks on each tier are offset by 50% from each other. This means that at the beginning of every other tier the first block must be cut into two 3-foot segments to avoid having a continuous vertical seam.

 
The second 3-foot segment will be used on the opposite end of the wall thereby reducing unnecessary waste materials.

Needless to say, cutting certain blocks will be required to make openings for doors and windows. Referring back to the diagram of the building on Page 10, above these openings you will create a header panel by filling all vertical voids with concrete as illustrated in addition to tying in the affected logs with additional ready rod and channel steel.

Cutting is accomplished using a specialized concrete cutting blade similar to those shown below. These saws are available in both cut-off and chain models.

 

Genie Block has devised a specialized jig system for the cutting process. The saw is
mounted on the jig’s frame and the blade is guided to assure a square cut.

This covers the basics and a little more to do with building a structure using Genie Blocks. Our next section discusses the process of building retaining walls. Between these two techniques lay all the fundamentals of how straight forward the building process is with Genie Blocks.



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