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Rick Drake wrote at 2010-05-13 08:13:08
Although it is true that a standard can be truer, It is not stronger, and it will use more mortar and less concrete. A speed block or "Grout lock", can have small variance's witch can be dealt with if only one side is exposed, it can make a stronger wall for there is no joint between the block as in a standard and the is more concrete in the block. And a speed block is easier to lay because the is only a bed joint to deal with  


Randy the mason wrote at 2013-02-28 06:32:15
speed block work s just as good but way faster.IF it is poured solid like a standard block wall..they are made of the same product,,and actually they become stronger than a standard block i think because you more bond strength from the concrete then the block web blocking the pour on each end .


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Dan Donavin

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I can answer structural and aesthetic questions about natural and manufactured stone. Whether its out existing, future or current work. I can answer a few questions about brick and block work mostly about mortar issues. I can also answer questions about concrete regular and decorative. I cannot answer many structural questions about brick or block laying but I will try to steer you in the right direction if I cannot answer.

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I am the owner and main installer of a stone, stucco and tile company I started five years ago. We install and repair all types of stone inside and out. We also do brick and concrete repair as well as tuck pointing.

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Gorgeous Stone Stucco Tile Corp. Concrete Network

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College of Du Page Concrete Institute

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