Bespoke Precast Concrete
The Alfabloc®’s patented jointed mechanism aids in the spread of the load horizontally against the units. It is designed to be freestanding for the majority of uses, but can also be ground fixed for higher loading applications.
The Alfabloc® is the ideal solution when you need to avoid mixing materials. Sealant used between the blocks can prevent migration of fine materials to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
Alfablocs® are used in many sectors including Agriculture, Waste & Recycling, Ports & Shipping etc.
Requiring only a structurally solid base to sit on, the precast concrete wall units can be used in a variety of applications. Units come in seven sizes from 1.2m to 6.0m and can weigh up to 5.2 tonnes.
The Alfabloc® has been tried and tested over many years of constant use and can withstand significant impact by mechanical plant as well as withstanding extreme weather conditions.
The 6m Alfabloc® is one of the tallest freestanding retaining wall products on the market, for maximum storage. With no protruding toe, and its ability to withstand significant impact from mechanical plant, the Alfabloc® is ideal for use in the waste & recycling and agriculture industries.
Alfabloc® has many advantages as a retaining wall solution:
Used for the storage of recycled materials, including crushed concrete, crushed hardcore and screened topsoil, these walls are still going strong today. Having had to withstand two years of hard use of storing concrete, hardcore and aggregates, the Alfablocs have also shown their flexibility, having been reconfigured multiple times to maximise space as the business has expanded.View Industry
When asked to supply precast concrete products to a remote island community over 4000 miles away from our Suffolk base, our response was clear: “we can do this!View Industry
The owners of a new £1.5M waste recycling centre being constructed on 14 acres of land near Theale in Berkshire have chosen Poundfield Precast for the supply and installation of 110 m of reinforced concrete retaining walling within the main waste reception area.View Industry
These allow the concrete retaining wall system to be continuous and ‘gap’ free. The corner section is the perfect solution if you are trying to achieve a stand alone storage area where the corner units are placed at right angles. The steel corner section can be applied to provide a gap free wall.
These seal the concrete retaining wall units and are available in a variety of designs. To finish off the end of the concrete retaining wall system a steel end cover can be attached to prevent grain, waste or any other stored product being lost in the Alfabloc® void.
The optional ground fixing kit is available to provide an even more secure surface attachment. If you are looking to create a more permanent structure, either immediately or at a later point in time, the unique Alfabloc® design allows for optional ground fixing.
We can make both concrete and steel extension tops which can be used to increase the height of the Alfabloc® by 600mm and 1,000mm (concrete only), meaning you can achieve a greater storage space if our standard heights are not quite enough. We can offer advice as to the loading capabilities of the extended unit.
The Alfabloc® is designed to allow for a recessed connecting strap to be attached vertically in order to provide a secure connection between the units. The connecting strap which assists in the spread of load horizontally provides a sealed joint and additional strength.
The unique lifting attachment ensures ease of construction, making an Alfabloc® wall a ‘one-man’ operation. Designed to perfectly fit the concrete wall unit, the lifting attachment is the easiest and safest method of installing the Alfabloc®.
Our experienced sales team is always on hand to help and advise you on the features and benefits of the Alfabloc® and the rest of our concrete retaining wall products and would be more than happy to help you discuss the wide variety of options on offer.