All About Cement Blocks

Cement block are the fundamental building blocks–excuse the pun–of many construction projects. There are plenty of different types of these blocks, and each have their own strengths. We have some helpful info about each block’s strengths and weaknesses.

What are cement blocks?

Cement blocks are made from cast concrete and are the most common building unit for construction projects. By using these, you can ensure a strong foundation for your building. But with so many different types of blocks, how do you know which type you should use?

Different types of cement blocks

There are several different types of these blocks that you can use in construction. These are some of the most popular types of cement blocks:


This is exactly what it sounds like: a solid construction block. This block is specifically created to be strong and durable, and is best for heavy load-bearing projects.


The L-corner block is available to help you build a corner in your construction more easily. This helps your corners stay strong and solid, and provides long lasting strength in corner foundations.

Double Bullnose Face

Double Bullnose Face blocks feature rounded edges on one side of the block, which gives your project a softer, sculpted look.

Jamb Sash

The Jamb Sash blocks feature a groove in one or both ends. This groove is pre-formatted to fit metal window frames or pre-molded joint expansion material.

Bond Beam

Bond Beam blocks have hollowed out middles that are specifically designed to hold reinforcement beams. This way, the block can support reinforcing steel, which leads to strong and stable walls.

There are more types of cement blocks, and we carry them in our store! You can see all of our options here.

Where can you find these blocks?

Elston Materials has plenty of cement blocks available for your next project. We carry all of the types listed above in varying sizes. You can see all of our products here. Follow us on Facebook for more information and construction tips.

Cassie Vu