Concrete masonry unit (CMU) Concrete blocks may be produced with hollow centers to reduce weight and improve insulation. The use of block work allows structures to be built in the traditional masonry style with layers (or courses) of staggered blocks for strength and effective space usage. We all know when doing any work in the New York, New Jersey,Connecticut appropriate space usage is a key and important factor within any home or construction site. Concrete Blocks come in various sizes. We offer a huge selection of sizes for your concrete block to find out which size will work best for your job site. Also referred to as cement block, and foundation block – is a large rectangular brick used in various areas of construction. Concrete blocks are made from cast concrete, i.e. Portland cement and aggregate, usually sand and fine gravel for high-density blocks. Lower density blocks may use industrial wastes as an aggregate.The concrete blocks that we offer to the tri state area will look fantastic, and are available at a highly competitive price,making sure that the job that you need done wont break the bank. We provide only the highest quality to fit your specific needs.
- (8” X 8” X 16”)
- (4” X 8” X 16”)
- (6” X 8” X 16”)
- (12” X 8” X 16”)
Usually, the building designer determines the size of the project. However, it is important for the drafter to be aware of the standard principals of block construction. Wall lengths, opening locations and wall and opening heights must be based on the standard size of the block being used. Once all these considerations have been taken in to account, the following construction is very straight forward, and in most cases with a little help, can be done by the average “do- it-yourselfer”. All your project needs is the right tools and product to complete the job. Use of concrete block is economical, long lasting and adds value to your property.
Island Block manufactures concrete block on site. We have been a premier block producer on Long Island for over 20 years. We look forward to supplying your next job.
Dimensional Concrete Block
CMUs can be manufactured to provide a variety of surface appearances. They can be colored during manufacturing or stained or painted after installation. They can be split as part of the manufacturing process, giving the blocks a rough face replicating the appearance of natural stone, such as brownstone.