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We Stock What Others Don't

Concrete Building Blocks

Way Lite Building Blocks

  • 4x8x16 Way Lite Hollow
  • 4x8x16 Way Lite Solid
  • 4x8x12 Way Lite Solid
  • 6x8x16 Way Lite Hollow
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  • 8x8x16 Way Lite 2 Core
  • 8x8x16 Way Lite 2-Core
  • 8x8x16 Way Lite Bond Beam
  • 8x8x16 Way Lite Ell Block
  • 8x8x16 Way Lite Semi-Solid
  • 8x8x8 Way Lite Half Sash
  • 10x8x16 Way Lite 2 Core
  • 10x8x18 Way Lite Semi-Solid
  • 12x8x16 Way Lite 2 Core
  • 12x8x16 Way Lite Semi-Solid
  • 12x4x16 Way LIte Solid
  • 12x8x8 Way Lite Half Sash

 

Concrete block makes for low material and installation costs, as well as durability. For these reasons concrete block is a practical choice for walls. Concrete block won’t rust, rot, or decay.

Concrete block is cast in forms using a high-density mixture of sand, cement, and aggregate. Most concrete blocks have webs that separate two or three cavities and this reduces the weight of the concrete block without compromising its strength. Trenton Block also carries a full line of cap blocks, which are thinner, solid, flangeless blocks used to cap the top of a wall.

Using Concrete Block in Your Design

Most structures built with standard concrete blocks are finished off with a facing material such as stucco, brick, stone, or stone veneer. However, in some cases, the facing is left unfinished or simply painted.

Estimating

To estimate how many standard 8×16-inch blocks you’ll need, figure that 100 square feet of wall will require roughly 115 blocks.

To get a more precise estimate use the following calculations:

  • Multiply the length of the wall in feet by .87 to get the number of blocks in each course.
  • Multiply the height of the wall in feet by 1.5 to get the number of courses.
  • Multiply the two results together to get the total number of blocks.
  • Subtract the number of corner or end blocks you’ll need and order 10 percent more to allow for cutting, mistakes, and breakage.