Concrete Block: Uses and Useful Information

concrete block

Like many of our products, concrete block is a very adaptable and versatile product. It can be used in a variety of ways and can come in many different sizes. At Elston Materials, our products are highly sought after and always dependable. While we take extra steps to providing you the best materials, we always want to provide you with helpful information.

Useful info about concrete block

-Concrete block is made from a mixture of Portland cement, aggregates, blended cement, and water.

-For those not familiar with construction lingo, concrete block can also be referred to as concrete masonry units or CMU.

Advantages of using concrete block:

-Inexpensive in comparison to other types of building materials

-Lightweight, which is very beneficial when working on a job that requires heavy manual labor

-Can also be used as a form of insulation against heat or cold, assisting in the cost of energy bills

-Durable: concrete block is great when building a foundation because unlike wood, it is immune to termites and extreme temperatures.

-Versatile: Can be used in a variety of different ways, from backyard landscapes, partition walls, or even used to soundproof rooms.

Different Uses of Concrete Block

Security Barriers

If you’re looking for a simple yet effective way to keep a place secure, concrete blocks serve as great security barriers. You can use them for different types of special events and building sites all without having to hire security.

Walls

Concrete block is the perfect material when building retaining walls. It has the ability to certain elements away from parts of your building, such as water or unwanted landscape. What makes it especially great for retaining walls and walls, in general, is that their lightweight and yet extremely durable. This combination creates a much easier job for construction workers while still maintaining a high-quality building.

Landscape Design

As we’ve stated before, concrete block is an extremely versatile product. When it comes to outdoor landscaping, there are endless possibilities to what you can do with it. Whether you want to create a minimalist bench, steps, or plant holders, this building material offers a great vehicle to make those projects happen.

Cassie Vu