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Make Concrete Blocks--Build A Concrete Block Machine

Aug 15, 2008
Making concrete blocks is a very profitable business. There is a constant demand for them almost everywhere. They are a commodity which is used for building all over North America and in fact all over the world.

When you manufacture concrete blocks you are not making here today,gone tomorrow widgets which may be in demand today but not next year. They are a necessary item for all kinds of building from huge warehouses to garages or barbeques in the backyard. As long as there is building the demand will continue.

For someone who wants a really solid business,with low initial cost,the concrete block business is near ideal. It is possible to start in your garage,using home made hand molds,to turn out one hundred blocks every day. One person can do this in a day's work. You can make molds from plywood and sheet metal and anyone can do this in their home workshop.

It is possible start a part time business,working evenings and weekends,and to build a highly profitable business. All you need is your home made molds and a supply of Portland cement,gravel,sand and water. The start up cost is very low and excellent profits can be made.

When you work from home,with your low overhead cost,you have a great advantage over bigger concrete block manufacturers who may have to pay for business premises and salaries.

The cost of transportation to bring concrete blocks to a building site from distant manufacturers is high,since they are very heavy. You have no transportation costs and can supply local buyers at a very competitive price while still making yourself a handsome profit.

One person working alone,with hand molds,will be limited in production by the time and effort needed. Part time work will soon not be sufficient to fill the demand.

You will at this point be ready to go full time in this very profitable business. You will also want to obtain a concrete block making machine with which you can make hundreds of blocks in a day. You will need a helper now and space to store the blocks for drying. The blocks must be dried properly before delivering to your customers.

Concrete block making machines are quite pricey. You may feel now that you need to spend several thousand dollars to buy a machine. However if you don't want to spend a lot of cash there is another way. You can build your own concrete block machine.

Can you build a machine yourself? Actually yes it is not at all difficult to do so. There are plans with instructions available which will enable you to build a concrete block making machine.

The components are auto parts and sheet metal. Welding is necessary but if you are not skilled at this you can have a welding shop do it for you. For a few hundred dollars you can build a machine that is every bit as good as the expensive commercial model.

Now you can turn out concrete blocks in large quantities. You can supply any building project,big or small,at a really good price.

The concrete block making business is an excellent choice. There is strong demand everywhere. By taking the route I have covered here you will succeed.

You can work at your job till you are ready for a full time business,as the demand for your product grows. Why not find out some more about it? You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
About the Author
John Mowatt operated a successful concrete products business and now shows others how to get started in this highly profitable line. Want to know more about starting your own concrete block business? How to make your own concrete block machine? Check this out:
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