What Are Ecology Blocks?

What Are Ecology Blocks?

What Are Ecology Blocks?

Ecology blocks are concrete blocks made from leftover or unused concrete. Instead of dumping out unused concrete that is otherwise wasted, companies cast these blocks in 1-square-yard or half-square-yard sizes. Full-size ecology blocks weigh between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds each, and half-blocks weigh between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds.

Half-size blocks are 2 feet by 2 feet by 3 feet, and full-size versions are 2 feet by 2 feet by 6 feet. Rebar is placed in these blocks in a curved shape at the top for easier lifting with chains. Cranes and backhoes must have 4,000 pounds of lifting capacity to ensure ecology blocks are lifted into place properly.