Cinder Blocks Walls

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We build all our cinder block walls up to code. Even if you try to insist on having them built without any permits, we always do the work right. We dig to the proper depth, we use the proper rebars, we install the steel according to code for reinforcement, and we pour the right concrete PSI for the load applied, not to mension the right size cinder blocks. This picture shows a typical cinder block wall failure, including foundation (footing) dislodging, insufficient or missing drainage (gravel behind cinder block wall base), missing rebar (steel), and the proper laying level line of cinder blocks. A combination of several of these problems and rubber plant roots caused all this damage on the cinder block wall.

Curious about price? Let’s do some math. We are able to lay about 50 to 75 cinder blocks per day – per crew depending on topography of the terrain, height of the wall, and accessibility and size of the cinder block chosen.

Crews usually comprise of one master mason and a cinder-block-carrying helper.

Get the dimensions of the cinder block, either 4x8x16, 6x8x16, 8x8x16…so on…divide by the area you need built – (length x height),

This way you find out how many cinder blocks you will need, and divide by the number of blocks we do on a typical working day (Info above)– Now multiply days of work by two workers’ rates. And there is your quote!

Cinder blocks is in our veins! Our masons live, breathe, drink and dream cinder blocks… Give us a call and we will ask you some questions about your wall (if you have one) or about the desired cinder block wall and in many cases we can give you a quote right over the phone!

We have crews working on masonry and cinder block walls every day. Many problems that other contractors have quoted for thousands of dollars are usually done much better and for much less by us. If you already have a quote for cinder block walls of more than $3,000, we can give you a FREE SECOND OPINION and a written proposal for you to compare!

We often have cinder block wall specials — specially during those times of the year when construction is slow, like near the holidays by the end of the year, during or right after tax time, and some other times, so call us and we should be able to give you a deal on cinder block walls, that is, if you are willing to wait a bit to get it done…

We also have some specials for concrete block wall repair, for those times when a block wall only needs a few cement blocks replaced. As you might imagine, it is impossible to repair a cinder block, but we are able to replace a single cinder block or a few rolls if need be.  Cinder concrete blocks are quite heavy, not enough to stop you from lifting them, but after a few hundreds, any arm gets tired.  When building a concrete block wall, a mason will lift on average 300 masonry blocks a day, sometimes multiple times. A single masonry block can smash a toe through your shoe, so if you decide to handle it yourself, it is a good idea to invest in a pair of steel-toed shoes. Cinder block masonry is not something that the do-it-yourselfer should be trying, specially when it comes to concrete block wall construction.

Here in Los Angeles, because we are in earthquake country, it is hard to find a good mason, specially because concrete masonry construction is not widely used as common house-building practice around here. But there are many ways to make  a concrete block walls safe for earthquake country. We can add steel reinforcement inside each layer of cinder block and inside entire rolls of cinder blocks, making a net of concrete and steel inside the cinder blocks that will make it virtually indestructible! Few contractors in Los Angeles have the know how and experience building cinder block walls like The Ultimate Handyman!

We truly hope we have helped you today, either with needed information or knowledge, but if you still have the problem and want it resolved, feel free to call us at 323-651-0635 and we will be glad to send you an technician to solve your particular problem.

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