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#343854 - 07/16/13 09:47 AM Used Cinder Blocks and Red Brick
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Registered: 05/05/10
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Loc: N.E. OKLAHOMA
Ok I have ran across some used Cinder Blocks as well as some red brick for sale. I think I can use them for both my RAS and also few other projects.

My question is what would be a reasonable price for these used items?

Most of the Cinder Blocks look like the older heavier ones.

There are both solid bricks and also the ones with the holes in them so I am sure the price is different.

Does anyone know what these items are new, and what a used price per piece should be. I hope to go see them in person today or tomorrow.

Thanks

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#343872 - 07/16/13 11:01 AM Re: Used Cinder Blocks and Red Brick [Re: MRHELLO]
Leo Nguyen Offline


Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 208
Loc: California
I can't speak for other locations, but the manufacturers around here are willing to let the used/excess/defective blocks/bricks go for as low as $1.25/piece, where the wholesale is at $3.50, and retail is $6.15.
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#343883 - 07/16/13 11:38 AM Re: Used Cinder Blocks and Red Brick [Re: MRHELLO]
MRHELLO Offline
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is that for the red brick or cinder blocks?

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#343885 - 07/16/13 11:42 AM Re: Used Cinder Blocks and Red Brick [Re: MRHELLO]
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Loc: California
That will be both, depending on the massive quantity available. Normally, cinder blocks is a bit higher, due to the volume of raw materials that were used in production. However, red bricks tend to be a bit pricier based on the region where the raw material availability. In our areas, red bricks are more costly than cinder blocks. We level down a hillside for development, there's enough raw materials to build a highway's cinder block walls for noise mitigation. Since we have so much development going on around here in the past two decades, let just say there's plenty of materials for cinder blocks for a few decades.
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#343887 - 07/16/13 11:52 AM Re: Used Cinder Blocks and Red Brick [Re: MRHELLO]
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I'm not exactly sure what you are planning to use them for, I assume some sort of structure, have you looked into recycled concrete? Around here you can get what was once a parking lot or road, crushed into pieces roughly baseball size, for $17 a ton delivered.

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#343902 - 07/16/13 01:56 PM Re: Used Cinder Blocks and Red Brick [Re: MRHELLO]
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Loc: Northeast Ohio
We have concrete plants near us ( they also buy and re-sell new block), and I picked up trailer loads for free. They throw all the broken/damaged ones on piles to get them out of their way and are happy to see them go.

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#343906 - 07/16/13 02:39 PM Re: Used Cinder Blocks and Red Brick [Re: MRHELLO]
MRHELLO Offline
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I plan to use them for a base for a walk way, porch, etc.

I wish we could get the crushed that would be nice to use as filler on our land for a road to settling in before putting more gravel down.

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#343918 - 07/16/13 03:31 PM Re: Used Cinder Blocks and Red Brick [Re: MRHELLO]
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Get the ones with the holes vs. solid. The ones with the holes are heavy enough! I got my last 16 by 8 inch blocks from Menards for $.95 each.
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#344174 - 07/18/13 03:03 PM Re: Used Cinder Blocks and Red Brick [Re: MRHELLO]
MRHELLO Offline
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That is a nice deal, they are double that here. I went ahead and got all the bricks and blocks along with some other stuff so I should be good for a while.

I did pick up a piece of 6" PVC about 6-8 foot long as well just trying to figure out what to do with it.

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#353488 - 10/10/13 12:45 PM Re: Used Cinder Blocks and Red Brick [Re: MRHELLO]
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Registered: 06/05/09
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Loc: North Central Texas
MRHELLO, take a drive and look for roads that lead into undeveloped areas. People back up to the curb and dump concrete chunks, blocks and bricks all the time. I have been cleaning up just such an area for quite a while. If you can get ahold of the landowner, they may be glad for you to take whatever you need or they may tell you to stay away because of liability issues.

In the area I get my materials from, I have been approached by cops several times, so they are patrolling for illegal dumping. What blows their minds is the fact that anyone would want to take the stuff instead of dumping there. For some self-defense, pull out your phone and take a picture of your empty truck bed when you pull up, as it'll have a time stamp in the properties of the photo. Usually that's not a problem.

The property manager of the adjacent facility drove up to me and said, "Well, this is a first!" I told him what I was using it for and we got into an extended conversation about pond management.

Also, check the "free" section on Craigslist...most people will give you anything they feel has no value, or requires manual labor.

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