Concrete blocks are a staple of the building trade. They are used to build everything from huge buildings right down to a small backyard barbeque. There is a constant demand for them.
When you are in the concrete block manufacturing business you are selling a commodity. They are not a widget which is in demand now but not next year. The market for cement blocks continues to grow and probably will for a long time to come.
You do not need a lot of money to get started making concrete blocks. This is a really solid business which you can start from home,working from your garage. With hand made molds you can easily turn out 100 blocks in a day’s work. Molds are easily made from plywood and sheet metal in your home workshop.
It is possible to build a very profitable business by working evenings and weekends. It costs very little to get started and profits can be very good. All you have to do is make some hand molds,from available plans,fill them with the right concrete mix and turn out the blocks to dry. Portland cement,sand,gravel and water in the right proportions are the ingredients for the concrete mix.
Working from your garage you have low overhead costs. You have no rent to pay and no employee wages. This gives you a huge advantage over bigger manufacturers who must pay for business premises and employee wages and benefits. You can sell your blocks at a highly competitive price and do very well.
In addition to this you have no transportation costs. Bringing concrete products from a distant manufacturer is very expensive due to their weight and size. Local buyers are very happy to have a home town,low cost,supplier. You can sell at a very good price to them and still make an excellent profit.
You will reach a point where demand outstrips the quantity of blocks you can turn out. One person using hand molds can turn out about 100 blocks daily. Part time work will not fill the demand for your product at some point. You then have to consider going full time in your business.
You will find it necessary to acquire a concrete block making machine to boost your production to hundreds of blocks per day. A helper will be needed to carry the finished blocks from the machine to the drying racks. You will also have to think about renting larger premises to accomodate the racks needed to dry a large number of cement blocks.
Concrete block making machines are expensive. They are made by various manufacturers and cost several thousand dollars. Your other option is to build your own machine. Using available plans you can build an excellent machine from auto parts and a few odds and ends of materials. Some welding is needed but a welding shop can do this for you at quite low cost.
Building your own concrete block making machine is not difficult. Plans with instructions are available for building a good machine which works just as well as the expensive commercial models. Hundreds of blocks can be turned out in a day with this machine,enabling you to fill large orders.
Manufacturing concrete blocks is an excellent home based business opportunity. There is at all times a strong demand for concrete blocks. Your chance of success is excellent if you follow the route I have described. You can work at your job till demand for your product necessitates full time work. This eliminates the risk almost entirely. Check this opportunity out. You will find it well worth while.