Allan Block Contractor Certification Class Dates Set.
Have questions or need advice? We can help!
White Block Company will be conducting an Allan Block Contractor Certification Class at Anderson's Masonry Hearth & Home in Kalispell MT. on Thursday, January 4th, 2007.
We will also have a class on Thursday, February 8th in Spokane, WA.
The classes will be presented by Derek Jones of White Block Company, Inc.
Registration for the 2 classes has begun.
There is a $45.00 fee for the 1st person registered and additional personnel are $35.00 each.
The class sizes are limited to the first 25 people registered.
Please contact us to sign up or for more information!
Check back frequently as we are trying to schedule classes in the Tri-Cities, WA area and Missoula, Montana.
This class is open to anyone wanting to learn proper construction techniques of an Allan Block Retaining Wall.
White Block Company is now stocking the Sleeve-It System.
It is a new product designed to provide an engineered solution for building a fence above your retaining wall.
The function of a retaining wall is to manage grade changes and create more useable real estate. When this is accomplished, it sometimes creates a potential fall hazard.
Sleeve-It has the engineered solution for building a fence or railing. It can meet or exceed the requirements established by the International Building Codes.
The International Building Code requires fencing and guards near the open sides of elevated walking surfaces.
AASHTO requires railings along the edges of structures for protection of traffic and pedestrians.
BOCA requires fencing where walls are greater than 4 feet.
The 2003 International Building Code, Section 1607.7, discusses loads on handrails, guards, grab bars and vehicle barriers. It states that handrail assemblies and guards shall be designed to resist either a 200 pound concentrated load or a 50 plf load, whichever is greater.
This load is required to be safely transferred through the supports of the fencing or guard system and into the structure (foundation). In addition, certain residential applications only need to resist a 200 pound concentrated load.
Most municipalities in the United States have adopted these building codes as their own.
The Sleeve-It System engages the reinforced soil mass with a traditional cantilever design to prevent overturning of the fence structure. It can resist the 50 plf load per the IBC Code.
The Sleeve-It System is a great solution to any retaining wall fence problem!
Please Call us for more information about the Sleeve It System or visit their website by using this link. Sleeve-It System