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Everyone of us know what cement block is used for, but few of us know the money making potential that exist in the business of block making. Cement block industry business can earn you as much as one million naira monthly. Wait until I explain to you how it works.

Experience From Cement Block Industry Business

My former neighbor (woman) who lives just a stone throw from where I previously lived in Ikorodu area of Lagos State is an example of what cement block industry business can do. We used to call her Iya Ibeji and like most other persons in that area, she and her household were struggling to survive until when she started a cement bock industry in a piece of land she rented nears her house.

At first, no one take her seriously. People where wondering how could a woman with children run a cement block industry business successfully? No one believed there is enough gain in the business to warrant such trouble. People thought she would just fold up after some months, but that did not deter her from carrying on with her planned project of moving from just idea to business.

In less than two years, she was able to fully acquire the previously rented land from the owner, built three flats of two bedrooms each for rent, renovated their previously dilapidated house, and bought a supply truck! All within two years of running the cement block industry business! She make more than a million naira per month from the business on a good season.

The most interesting part of it all is that, she barely lift a finger. She is not the one mixing the cements, she is also not the one molding the blocks, neither is she the one loading or offloading the blocks. All she does is supervise and manage her finance while her money work for her. At the end of every working day, she will smile to the bank with thousands of naira made from the business that she barely lift her fingers on.

There were people living in that area who had more money that she had at that point in time. But none of them thought in that direction until she got it going. Today, she is the envy of everyone including those who previously thought she was wasting her time.

It doesn’t matter how much you have now, what really matters is the business idea you have because without useful idea, the money you have now may just disapear before you realize it. Money come and go on daily basis but if your idea is solid, the tiniest money in your hands can be turned into mega millions within a short time.

One of the business ideas through which you can multiply the money in your hands right now is none other than starting your own cement block industry business in your area straight away! If you are ready to give it a try, I am willing to show you how.

Step By Step How To Start Your Cement Block Industry Business

1. Acquire A Land – A 60 x 120 plot of land preferably in a new and developing site is very good, that will be able to accommodate your blocks and other materials. If you can get something bigger, that will be better but a plot is just very OK. You can either buy or rent one, but buying is better!

Cement Block Industry Molding Machine

Manual Cement Block Industry Machine

Make sure the land is not a swampy area because, that will be affecting your block’s dryness as the humidity wouldn’t allow the block dry properly. Besides, vehicle may be sinking in a swampy land thereby making your work more difficult. A dry land is my type of recommended property for setting up a Block Industry.

2. Buy Diesel Lister – That will be used to power your block molding machine. There are single and double cylinders, go for the single cylinder because the single one consume laser diesel and can power all your equipment effectively. You can use it to power your molding machine, your pumping machine and your generating set.

Make sure you get the original, if you don’t know how to identify the original, take someone that knows the original along with you while going. Original ones work better, consume less

Automatic Block Industry Machine

Automatic Block Industry Machine

diesel, make lesser noise, and last longer.

3. Sink A Borehole – You need plenty of water in a Block Industry; apart from the water for mixing the sand and cements, you will need water to water the molded block too. Blocks need to be watered a day after it were been molded to increase it’s hardness.

Buying water will not be cost effective in doing all these, so the best choice that I recommend is to dig your own well or borehole. But if you can’t, then make do with buying water for the main-time.

4. Get A Block Molder – The molder is different from the Diesel Lister, the molder is the actual machine where the block is molded from; they call it Vibrating Machine, that is the machine that make those noises you hear from block industry.

It is constructed locally by local welders who specialized in doing that. I have once accompanied my boss to buy the block molder in Ibadan during those days when I used to work in a block industry. I am not sure of what the price is now but I think together with the Lister wouldn’t cost more that N250,000. Don’t take my words for it, please, ask the price from block industry owners who are really up to date in the game to avoid being short changed.

5. Construct the Wooden Block Carriers – That is the name I gave it, the wooden flat object used to carry the block from the molder to the drying point. It is constructed by The Carpenters, usually one thousand or more in number.

Without it, nothing can be done, you need a very durable wood for it . They are very important, you can’t mold the block on ordinary ground, it need to be seated on something and that is where the wooden block carrier comes in handy.

6. Employ Workers
– Five workers are needed for one machine, One operator (the person who will be handling the machine) two mixers who would be responsible to mix all the cements and sands that goes into the molders, two boys who would be carrying the block (as it is being molded) from the molder to the drying point. You may need additional hands such as the cashier and supervisor or you can handle that sensitive part.

Then, a Driver and two Loaders. This will depend on whether you own your own loading truck or it is rented. If you own your truck, the driver and the two loaders will be your direct employees. But if you rent truck for your supply, in that case, you wont need to hire the driver and the loaders as they comes with the truck hire.

7. Set Up A Small Shed – A roofed shed where you will have the Lister and Molding machine set up and operated from. To avoid the machine being beaten by rain, you will need a roof over it. There will be no wall, just four strong beam and roof, that is all that is required.

8. Get A Good Supply of Cement – Cement is your number one raw material, you will need it in good quantity as it is not advisable to buy everyday. Your supply should be able to last for a week before going for another one. And not all types of cement are good for commercial block production, you need the type that drys quickly such as Elephant Cements.

Build a shop that you will be used as store house for your cement and possibly sell to others from there. Most of the cement block industry owners do sell cements, if you can afford enough supply you can sell too. Most times, you may get the cement suppliers who will supply you cement for credit and collect the money later if you are a reliable person.

9. Sand Supply – You need that too on a stand by! Three types of sand are needed: The sharp sand, the stone dust which is residues from granite, and ordinary mud sand. Three of them are mixed together with cement to come up with the commercial block that is sold out there.

10. Diesel Supply
– You will need about 25 to 30 liters of diesel to fire  up your Lister machine almost everyday depending on how long your machine work and what it is used to power. In which ever case, you would need a good and stand by supply of diesel as part of your raw materials.

Ready To Start Your Cement Block Industry

With all these in place, you are as good as a cement block industry owner, ready to start raking in millions. But, do not forget you will need to do some form of marketing. However, in block business your number one marketing tool is quality; make sure you do not trade good quality for gain. Lives are involved too because, if your block are not strong enough, the resultant building constructed with the blocks wouldn’t be strong as well and you know what that means. My all means, do not over mix the cement with sands.

12 to 13 bags of cement is used everyday to produce 500 of 9inches blocks. If each of the blocks are sold for N140 as it were, 500 blocks will sell for N70,000 and the total expenses that will produce that number including the laborer’s wages is between N45,00 to N50,000. When you subtract that from N70,000 your profit will be N20,000 to N25,000 daily. Multiply that by 30days, you will have N600,000 to N750,000 MONTHLY! There is even more profit with 6inches blocks!

Isn’t that a business worth investing on? Remember, you did not pay me anything to share this information with you, all I asked from you is to make good use of it and tell others about WealthResult.com. Do you have any question or comment? Post it in the comment box below.

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72 Comments

  • Obinna Akahara October 7, 2013

    Thanks a lot, needed this for an assignment. It seems that the industry is a patient gold mine.

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  • Jide Muyideen October 8, 2013

    Thanks for the information, i really appreciate it. God bless

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  • Tola Obas October 15, 2013

    thank you for the info I really appreciate ur effort for putting such a vital information with out consultant fee cheers man God bless

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  • Caremate Foundation October 31, 2013

    Thank you for this information. I have been browsing my head searching for what to invest my little money on. Great!!!

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  • Caremate Foundation October 31, 2013

    Thank you for this information. I have been browsing my head searching for what to invest my little money on. Great!!!

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  • az4life November 3, 2013

    Please,I'm very clear with d cements but like how many tonnes of sand+stone dust do we need to produce 500 blocks in a day.
    And you didn't made mention of any disadvantages of this business.

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  • Oluseyi Okeyode November 19, 2013

    Thanks for given us this gold free of charge. God bless u. Talk to u later on this.

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  • Oluseyi Okeyode November 19, 2013

    Thanks for this golden gift.

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  • katenzekwe okpala December 12, 2013

    Thanks for your information, what are the disadvantage of making block and can 500k start the biz

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  • Gochi January 6, 2014

    Words cannot describe you my friend. You are one of the selfless Nigerian bloggers. I will spread the word of your website. Thanks a lot.

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  • Anonymous February 12, 2014

    thanks for the clarification, pls, what if i buy a land 50/100 can i achieve my goal.

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  • Anonymous February 17, 2014

    Thanks ever so much for this useful information

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  • dauda balarabe March 22, 2014

    Thanks, pls may i the actual lenghts and height of both 9 and 6" blocks?

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  • dauda balarabe March 22, 2014

    Thanks, pls may i know the actual height of both 9/6" blocks

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  • dauda balarabe March 22, 2014

    Thanks, pls may i the actual lenghts and height of both 9 and 6" blocks?

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  • Anonymous March 31, 2014

    Thank u somuch Mr Darl! I find this information very useful. Zionzukki

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  • Reese April 7, 2014

    This Info has come in handy for me. Thanks. An idea worth investing.

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  • Otuoba UFUOMA francis April 17, 2014

    Thanks man,I intend to commence this business right away

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  • osa martins April 19, 2014

    Thank you so much is an eye opener

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  • Anonymous May 8, 2014

    GOD BLESS U SIR

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  • Anonymous June 8, 2014

    On the avarage, what is the start up cost?

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  • Ashimedua O. G. August 14, 2014

    God bless you for this wonderful insight you have given for free.

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  • Anonymous August 31, 2014

    God bless u for sharing.

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  • Anonymous October 21, 2014

    GOD bless you.

    I need this machine like yesterday. Do have any contact here in Lagos where we can get this?

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  • Anonymous March 30, 2015

    Am highly grateful for this useful information. Pls advice on average starting cost. And where can get moulds for interlocking blocks in Abuja? And contacts of borehole drillers Abuja. Thank you. Olanrewaju

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    • Darlinton Omeh February 5, 2016

      How can I be in Lagos and know a borehole driller in Abuja? Pls these some of the things you need to out and find out. Thank you

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      • Izu December 23, 2018

        Thank you for doing a great job here. I think a little kindness with your response will go a long way.

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  • Joseph A. Joseph March 7, 2016

    Thank you so much Darlinton for this information. You are one in a million.

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  • Ndubuife Nonso March 24, 2016

    Thanks so much for the information …. something like this always come with a price, but you offered it up for free. thank you once again.

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  • Ndubuife Nonso March 24, 2016

    Thanks so much. I really appriciate

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  • AminuAmins April 9, 2016

    Thanks a lot brother for this wonderful information

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  • Alhajizaks April 13, 2016

    Thanks for the info,have you got any article(s) on the production of school chalk?

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  • kevin April 23, 2016

    Thanks for the info.
    Pls i would need your advice on the business i can venture into with #500,000.00.
    i tend to go into production but i need more guide.
    thanks.

    From Kevin
    PH.

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  • Adebayo Morenikeji April 26, 2016

    Sir, Thanks For Ur Tips.Am In The Business 4 Over 3years Now But There Is No Market Simply Because Of Hand Molding.No Financial Assistant To Buy The Machine Hence Need Ur Advise.Thanks.

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  • Edmond May 4, 2016

    Where can I get the Lester, and the block moulding machine?

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  • DavidK May 11, 2016

    Mr Darlington, you’re truly “one in a million ” Thank you so much for pouring out your heart in this manner!
    please how many pieces of blocks are the best per bag of cement?

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  • Andrew melchiad May 27, 2016

    Thank you for good idea am in Tanzania and I wish to follow your advice for I to start it too.

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  • Alaka May 29, 2016

    Thanks bro, can I set up the block industry with 500k? Plz get back to me.

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  • Abikoye soji sunday June 8, 2016

    I have it in mind before to start my own construction company, this is a good idea and I love it will really help me alot

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  • Samson June 11, 2016

    You have done a great job my brother. May God bless you and all about you. You are a gem.

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  • mutiu July 2, 2016

    Thanks for the info may God guide u,
    Like how much do I need to start this business remember one will need to get a vehocle

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  • yemi July 3, 2016

    thanks for this advise and please where can i buy that lister machine in ibadan and how is selling

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  • Olatunji July 17, 2016

    Thank you sir we are grateful for the message

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  • pelumhi October 18, 2016

    Bros,
    You are a real game changer that really believe in self reliance . May almighty continue increase with knowledge and wisdom.

    A very big thanks for this article.

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  • Ted September 18, 2017

    Thank you sir. For those still asking how much is required for the start-up. He has given an estimate for the leaser, the mulding machine, the Land area etc. If you can not do a little survey n sum it up then you have no business even starting.

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  • Chukwuma December 11, 2017

    Thanks for the info. Wow! 750k a month! As if u are sure of selling 500 blocks everyday. If u don’t have the to to do proper research and marketing plan, don’t let these figures drive u into these business. Really they are lucrative.

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  • Jayeola January 12, 2018

    I don’t know to thank you for this golden gift. You’re an angel

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  • thankGod February 21, 2018

    thanks alot. is there any chemical that can be mix with cement to make it more solid?

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  • Samuel Success February 21, 2018

    Thanks so much for this piece. God bless you! Concerning the mixture of the block. You mentioned mud sand? I am used to Cement, stone dust, and Cement?

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  • Golden steel March 8, 2018

    Great article ,
    very helpful information
    Block making machine in pakistan

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  • Henry ExTant March 10, 2018

    Wow! Thank you so much Sir. I want to setup a block industry as well but my issue is that i don’t have the money capital to start and so am thinking of being a middleman. Please, i will appreciate it if you can discuss on “HOW TO SETUP A BLOCK DEALERSHIP BUSINESS IN NIGERIA”. I am so ready to start the business now. Thank you!

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  • Emmanuel Obuobi March 31, 2018

    Thanks a million, this has really help me.

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  • Temitope May 9, 2018

    Thanks a lot…. I actually read this to mum bcos she is planning on setting up her own block industry…..nd she really loved it…Thanks

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  • SALAKO OMOWUNMI May 9, 2018

    Thanks very much for your explanation but what about 6inches and hw many tippers of Sharp,mud and stone dust sands

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  • awais July 31, 2018

    hello sr how are you . i need name this cover green plastic sheet what name green sheet

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  • innocent onuh August 2, 2018

    Thank so much, with this information am good to go in the block making industry. But i need to be clarified on this, if we add up money for sand and cement can we be able to make such profit as you analysed ?

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  • solomon stephen September 5, 2018

    how much income are required to the block industry business

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  • Peter September 28, 2018

    Thanks for the information

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  • Godwin Asiwaju December 10, 2018

    Thank you for the vita information jah blessed you.

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  • Akinlade Ismail January 1, 2019

    How to contact your company for other business related issues

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  • Abraham Segun isaac April 30, 2019

    Very good information thank very much God bless

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  • Hailley Fu May 11, 2019

    Hi, for those who are interested in setup a block manufacturing factory, please feel free to contact me. I can supply good quality block machine, as we are a professional block making machine manufactuer in China since 1985. My whatsapp is 0086-15880984810.

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  • Abanam Bernice May 24, 2019

    Had great idea for a set-up, God Bless You. Freely given.

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  • neyopumping July 16, 2019

    thank you for this information it will surely help my decision making process

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  • Donatus chibuikem July 24, 2019

    I need manual block making machine where do I get it

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  • Joseph July 28, 2019

    Thanks for the information. God bless u sir.

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  • Raymond September 1, 2019

    I thank you personally for such information but I will like to know the disadvantage of this business. I have enough empty land, molding machines as well to start but I will like to know the disadvantage in this Cement Block Industry Business to enable me avoid them on time.
    Thanks
    Raymond

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  • Oluremi Edward June 6, 2020

    Thanks a lot for this information. I got it at the right time.
    I will like to know the disadvantages or don’t of this business

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  • Sanni Ozaveshe June 22, 2020

    One of the disadvantage is rain/poor weather. After missing your materials and rain started, it slow down production and if care is not taking, could lead to waste of materials.for that day.
    Uncommitted/inexperienced loaders too could break blocks when loading or offloading.
    Poor stacking on un-level ground could lead heavy lost
    Thats the little disadvantages I experience when building my house

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  • Amalu – Okpala Ngozi June 26, 2020

    Thanks immensely for the useful and invaluable information. Where can we source the sand stones in Anambra State? I have not seen it before.

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