Tips for buying hollow stones

Hollow stones can be used for a variety of purposes, depending on their design. They are also especially popular for the quick erection of garden walls. Read here everything you need to know about hollow stones.

Background information

Hollow stones can either consist of concrete - which one finds most frequently - but also of other materials. They are hollow inside or partially hollow and can by means of a tongue and groove system "dry" that is put together without mortar, and are then filled with earth-moist concrete.

Hollow stones can therefore be used to build walls very quickly and simply - even for inexperienced do-it-yourselfers, this usually does not cause any difficulties due to the tongue and groove system, which firmly connects the stones to one another. As so-called shuttering stones, hollow stones - or hollow blocks - are also used in the construction of cellars and in hall construction.

Tips for buying hollow stones: buying

Current offers

Hollow stones concrete
36.5 x 24.5 x 23.8 cm, toothedschierer.de0,75 EUR / piece
Concrete hollow stone, 11.5 x 49 x 23.8 cmschierer.de0,73 EUR
Other hollow stones
Bimsbeton hollow stone, 49.7 x 30 x 23.8 cmebay.de3,07 EUR
Expanded hollow blocks, 11.5 x 49 x 23.8 cmschierer.de1,05 EUR / piece

What to look for when buying? / Recommendations

Hollow stones and hollow blocks are made of different materials. The most common is concrete. However, you must always make sure to use the right stone for your particular application: Hollow stones for garden walls or cellar walls as so-called shuttering stone, to catch slopes you will be more likely to succeed with plant stones or rings made of concrete.

Further information on the topic:

  • Wikipedia article on hollow blocks: LINK
  • DIN EN 15435 for concrete shuttering blocks: download, pdf

Quickly built Kellermauern

With concrete shuttering stones, basement walls can be built quickly and easily. The backfilling with concrete is usually unproblematic, the walling can often be done by laymen after appropriate professional guidance, and thus saves costs.

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