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The Building Block of the 21st Century

The Europeans have been building homes, commercial buildings, retaining walls, and fences for centuries, with a building block designed many years ago.

This Block has not changed much over the centuries and has provided the Europeans, Asians, and South Africans with strong structures that have survived for centuries.  Their homes are free from fire, insects, rodents, and mould. They require very little maintenance for time they have been given, security and comfort to the people living in them.

In North America, our buildings of homes and multifamily units have used wood frame construction for years, as wood was readily available and quick to utilize. The problem with wood structures, are that the forces of nature, such as hurricanes, tornados, and fire can destroy those buildings very quickly. Other factors against wood are longevity, insects, mould, and the way we protect wood to extend its life.  A home in North America has a life span of approximately FIFTY years, requiring either a tear down or a major upgrade to be livable.

 When a home has to be torn down to give way for the new building, the energy used to tear it down and rebuild, is huge, creating a large carbon factor. If this building could last a few hundred years (like the European structures), you have a huge saving in energy.

 The Homeowners in North America like concrete on their homes. This is why the outside finishes of homes are covered with brick, cultured stone, stucco, and cement board. These finishes are hung onto a wood structure that in time, will shrink, rot, be eaten by insects (Termites) leaving it with no support for the stucco, brick, or cement board.

In turn, the stucco cracks allowing moisture, and insects to get into the wood to speed up deterioration of the structure meant to support it.

Today our yellow pages are full of pest control companies, standing ground to deal with such problems. Stucco repair companies make a business fixing your stucco sidings. We can see the destruction of communities who have suffered major loss from fires, in single and multiple family units.

Now we have the opportunity to make changes for our future generations to provide those structures that can provide security and comfort and be free of fire, insects, mould, and sustain hurricane forces and earthquakes

                Genie Block is considered the building block of the 21st century for many reasons. 

                                      Genie Block has taken the existing building blocks to the next level.

The Genie Block was developed to change the old habit of placing one block at a time by hand, to a large block with multiple bricks formed onto the block. The large block is 6 ft long, 1ft high and 8.5 inches wide. Hollow both vertically and horizontally to allow re-enforcing bars to pass through. 

The purpose of the vertical and horizontal cavities  is to bind the assembly of blocks with re-enforcing rods and concrete, creating a structure capable to withstand hurricane winds, earthquakes, floods, and fires.

These blocks can be used in many applications such as residential homes, concrete garages, retaining walls, staircases, commercial buildings, and fences.

The faces of the blocks are made using a rubber mould, placed into a form. The rubber pattern can create many custom designs to suit the customer’s taste and needs.

The production of these blocks can be done in a small warehouse to service a community with a majority of the building requirements.

Small equipment and lifting jigs have been designed to install the blocks in the landscape field.
Contractors are very impressed at the results of this innovative building system because of the solid look.

                                                                       
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The Building Block of the
21st Century

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The Building Block of the
21st Century # 2

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The Building Block of the
 21st Century # 3

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