Civil Engineering - THE END PRODUCT - E.L.F. Tire Block

The most exciting advantage of the bale is it's use as a "civil engineering building block" or what is known as the E.L.F. Block (Engineered Lightweight Fill). Many successful projects have been completed utilizing the tire blocks.

The finished block weighs approximately 1 ton and measures 30"x 50"x 60" and contains 100 whole passenger and light truck tires. The tire bales are fastened together with five 9 gauge Square-Lok galvanized or stainless steel baling wires. This is now the industry standard for tirebales in civil engineering.

The tire bales inability to hold water eliminates the public health threat from mosquitoes. The decreased surface area, density of the bale, and lack of air greatly reduces the risk of fire. Volume reduction of 5 to 1 is another advantage of baling for increased storage space and efficient transportation benefits.

The most exciting advantage of the bale is it's use as a "civil engineering building block" or what is known as the E.L.F. Block (Engineered Lightweight Fill). Many successful projects have been completed utilizing the tire blocks. These projects take advantage of the desirable properties of the bales. In some applications, the bales are coated with soil, concrete, foam, or rubber compounds which improve the aesthetics and extend the integrity of the wires.

 

  • Thermal Insulation
  • Great Load Bearing Capacity
  • Low Earth Pressure
  • Noise Reduction
  • Lightweight
  • Environmentally Safe
  • Already Compacted
  • Recycled Material
  • Permeable
  • Virtually Indestructible
  • Low Cost
  • Easily Stackable
  • Test Data Available

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