Bin blocks are typically 24" tall by 24" wide and up to 72" long. The 72" blocks usually weigh around 3,600 lbs. However we do have other lengths available in different parts of the country. On the top of each barrier is a built in lifting loop.
A forklift with a chain can easily lift and move bin blocks around a yard or project using the lifting loop. A large skidsteer can also be used to move our bin blocks. Each block also has a key way built on top and on one end with a corresponding reverse key way formed into the other end and in the bottom of the bin block. The key ways and the corresponding reverse key ways allow the bin blocks to be stacked several layers tall. They fit together similar to puzzle pieces.
Bin blocks are used like concrete road barriers to block off an area from vehicle traffic. However, bin blocks have many additional uses since they are stack-able.
Bin blocks can be used to build bins to hold and separate different types of bulk materials from each other, such as landscaping stone, salt, mulch, coal, CA-6, rip-rap, etc.
Additionally, bin blocks are used to hold back dirt or gravel from an erodible area and can attain a greater height than concrete road barriers because they can be stacked. Normally, bin blocks are stacked in a running bond pattern and half blocks are available in order to have a finished look on the ends on the walls. In most of our locations corner pieces are usually available that allow the bin blocks to tie in at a 90 degree angle, which makes a very stable corner. Bin blocks also fit together much tighter in corners than road barriers. In fact, a wall or barrier built from bin blocks can be waterproofed if proper materials are used between the joints.
Other popular uses for stack-able bin blocks are walls for an indoor arena with a clear span structure attached to the top, in-ground silos, salt domes, ballast for large commercial tents, blocking roads for special events.