The Arch-Lock™ system offers a modern approach to achieving the high strength, beauty, and durability of an ancient Roman arch, one of the strongest compression structures known to man.
Using the proprietary interlocking system developed exclusively by Lock-Block Ltd., Arch-Lock™ pre-cast concrete voussoirs achieve unparalleled geometric fit and tolerances, eliminating the need for mortar.
Each Arch-Lock™ concrete piece is pre-cured, allowing for rapid assembly and installation. Combined with our state-of-the-art zipper truck assembly process, this reduces construction time by as much as 90%.
You can build at a fraction of the cost and time required for a comparable conventional reinforced post and beam concrete structure. And with no embedded steel to limit the service life, the structure will last indefinitely.
Is reusable ie: can be dismantled & reassembled.
Is seismic resistant and safe.
Has an immense load carrying ability.
Theoretically, allows you to build a quarter-mile long archway in 24 hours and be immediately functional without a 28 day curing cycle.
Customized to meet your needs
Lock-Block Ltd. also offers:
Custom-engineered 1/25th scale 3-D models of your specific project needs (Using 3-D printing technology).
Custom casting of Arch-Lock™ pieces to meet your project needs.
Custom colouring and casting of Arch-Lock™ pieces with your company name and/or logo.
The Arch-Lock™ system can be used to construct arches and domes for use as hurricane/tornado shelters, wine cellars, highway and railway over/underpasses, tunnels, culverts, ditches, and creek crossings.
Reduces construction time by as much as 90%.
Ideal as hurricane/tornado shelters.
Great for wine cellars.
Seismic resistant and safe.
Has an immense load carrying ability
Is reusable ie: can be dismantled & reassembled
No embedded steel means long service life
Customizable with your personal logo
Roman structures of this type have been in service for 3,000 years
The Arch-Lock™ system has benefits which are superior to:
Multi-plate steel culverts and vaults
Conventional pre-cast concrete bridges and tunnels