Monthly archive for January 2014

Getting To Know: Alfonso Nieves

Alfonso Nieves

Today in our get-to-know we meet Alfonso Nieves, BuildBlock’s Latin American Sales Executive. Alfonso joined the BuildBlock team in October of 2013 and has been an integral part of our Latin American and GlobalBlock projects. We finally cornered him for a sit down and asked Alfonso a few questions. BuildBlock: Why do you want to work at BuildBlock? Alfonso: I believe that ICF is the quickest, most efficient and cost effective way to build. Building with concrete has so many benefits and I did not think twice about taking the opportunity to educate and share this knowledge with the community and especially

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BuildBlock Field Notes: Protect Your Block

Protect your block at all times. Doing things the right way will save yourself both time and money. BuildBlock’s Technical Director Dennis Micoff has advice on one of the critical steps when using ICFs for your footings and stem walls. Protect your block! Make sure the nubs are covered and cover the block cavity to keep debris and contamination out before you start stacking the next course. Additionally you can build your block up a additional course to keep everything higher off the ground and prevent damage to the interlocking nubs. What happens when things are damaged? In damaged sections,

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