Innovative Concrete Block Construction System Saves Builders Money, Speeds Completions, and Drives Higher Profits

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Revolutionary in form and function, the INCABLOCK modular concrete block system is distinctly unique from traditional flat surface blocks. The proprietary tongue and groove feature has interlocking capabilities on all contact faces. The connection forms a dilatation joint in each contact face (top-bottom-left side-right side), providing strength while increasing the flexibility to levels far exceeding all recognized safety compliance requirements for earthquakes and high winds. Because INCABLOCK units are interlocking, they are self aligning and fool proof in assembly. Even though some plans require the use of rebar and grouting, the INCABLOCK tongue and groove feature generally does away with the need for mortar between adjoining blocks without sacrificing strength or durability. The use of less grout saves money in labor time and reduces material costs significantly. The construction advantages concrete blocks provide over stick made structures are many, including termite proofing, fire resistance, sound deadening, and as much as 40% more energy efficient. The downside was an increase of material cost in the area of 5%- until now. The INCABLOCK system makes up for that increase by saving builders substantially more.

Eco Global Corporation (ECOG) is a story of the past coming forth to meet its future. With a core product that has roots dating back to ancient Roman times, the company is on the verge of re-inventing the proverbial wheel with a new and improved concrete building block system that mixes time tested usability for this construction staple with state of the art design. Insiders say the innovation of Eco Global's modular INCABLOCK system is on pace to forever change the way concrete blocks are used in commercial and residential construction world- wide.

This maker of the patented INCABLOCK modular concrete building block system points out one of the most compelling benefits their products offer may be the enormous savings realized from reduced labor costs in the construction process. Eco Global's proprietary technology simplifies building projects small and large by creating front end solutions with modular components that less skilled and lower priced labor can effectively install to specification with precise results.

What sets INCABLOCK apart from traditional flat surface blocks is the unique tongue and groove feature with interlocking capabilities on all contact faces. The connection forms a dilatation joint in each contact face (top-bottom-left side-right side), providing strength while increasing the flexibility to levels far exceeding all recognized safety compliance requirements for earthquakes and high winds. Because INCABLOCK units are interlocking, they are self aligning and fool proof in assembly. Even though some plans require the use of rebar and grouting, the INCABLOCK tongue and groove feature generally does away with the need for mortar between adjoining blocks without sacrificing strength or durability. The use of less grout saves money in labor time and reduces material costs significantly. The construction advantages concrete blocks provide over stick made structures are many, including termite proofing, fire resistance, sound deadening, and as much as 40% more energy efficient. The downside was an increase of material cost in the area of 5%- until now. The INCABLOCK system makes up for that increase by saving builders substantially more.

In addition to the structural benefits and obvious cost savings of the INCABLOCK's interlocking product line, the designation as a completely modular building block system provides builders with distinct advantages in terms of time saved. Available computer software provided by Eco Global (ECOG) will help builders and architects reformat construction plans into INCABLOCK specifications, including custom modular blocks that house key elements in the structure like electrical outlet boxes, wall switches, phone and computer system housings, security system control panels, inner frames for windows and doors, and complete plumbing wall units. Customized block units to meet any function can be produced to specification.

Eco Global's INCABLOCK product line includes a wall system series of four interlocking block sizes in a variety of models. In addition to the standard block units are special function blocks that define the system as modular in form and function. The company also produces a light weight concrete insulated roof system called LIWECOIRS. The raw materials used in producing INCABLOCK materials are naturally occurring and environmentally friendly, qualifying the product line as "Green". In addition to Portland cement and aggregates, Eco Global also plans to use Pozzolan, a naturally volcanic silica material used as cement by ancient Roman builders.

With the worldwide demand for pre-cast concrete masonry building materials growing at unprecedented levels, Eco Global's INCABLOCK product line projects to command a generous domestic and international market share due to the unique features and cost saving benefits the system offers. Of particular significance is Eco Global's recent announcement of a new product line of pre-manufactured KIT structures including residential housing, small to large storage units, and commercial buildings.

The concrete block industry has traditionally relied on commercial construction for the bulk of its business. However, the need for low cost housing is of global proportions and builders are recognizing the distinct advantages of this low cost resource for large scaled consumer use. Eco Global (ECOG) is at the forefront of this movement with the INCABLOCK modular system that does not require a skilled workforce to produce finished structures. This fact is a critical advantage when dealing with emerging markets that have high needs but limited resources, both domestically and internationally.

To exemplify the practicality of INCABLOCK based housing, Eco Global has built several model homes in varying configurations for the Mexican government. This effort has positioned the company to finalize an agreement calling for the building of a large number of affordable INCABLOCK homes in Mexico. To facilitate large low cost developments, Eco Global has created a turnkey program that includes all the elements needed for a successful operation anywhere in the world: the licensing for manufacturing INCLABLOCKS on site, all the necessary equipment, and complete set up procedures, specification software, factory training, and on-call field support. Under the right circumstances, Eco Global will also consider joint venture partnerships with developers.    

In addition to the United States, Mexico, and Canada, Eco Global has qualified interest for developing major projects by private and governmental concerns in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, Spain, Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, with more to be announced soon. These countries and countless others are facing huge deficits in available housing and the INCABLOCK modular system offers the best solution to close the housing gap; a typical construction project employing the INCABLOCK modular interlocking system can be completed a minimum of 10 times faster at a fraction of the cost of wood or steel framed structures with lath and plaster walls.

Eco Global (ECOG), headquartered in San Diego, CA, owns the real estate and infrastructure of a block plant in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. Through a subcontractor agreement, the complete line of INCABLOCK products will be manufactured and distributed from this facility. Product samples are available and may be shipped world-wide to qualified recipients.

For more information on Eco Global and the INCABLOCK system visit http://www.incablock.com or call 800-743-1824.

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