Building and shoring blocks

  • US 5,472,297 A
  • Filed: 04/12/1994
  • Issued: 12/05/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/07/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of providing an on-site structural block comprising:

  • transporting to the site a cage structure in a collapsed flattened condition, said cage structure adapted to be filled with a filling material in order to provide a structural block, said cage structure comprising pivotally interconnected panels of open work mesh; and

    filling the cage at least partially with fluent solid material of a size too great to pass through the meshes of the cage, wherein the cage is erectable to the shape of the block to be provided by moving the panels apart, said panels comprising side panels defining side walls and end panels defining end walls pivotally interconnecting the side walls, said side and end walls being folded concertina fashion when the cage is in the collapsed condition, the cage being erectable into a condition for filling whereby the cage defines at least one cavity for receiving the filling material.

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