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Split Face

Best Block Split Face Concrete Masonry Units (CMU’s) are a distinctive and economical way to build virtually any commercial, industrial or retail project. Split Face CMU’s, often referred to as Rock-Face, are used for multiple applications from practical single-wythe, load-bearing walls to masonry veneers or wainscots on a wide variety of projects.

Using the proper mix designs and hydraulic pressure at the proper settings allows us to control the “Split”, resulting in the exposure of the aggregate’s natural beauty in a relatively flat plane. The “Split” dynamic also results in no two CMU faces being identical. This ultimately enhances the appearance of the wall and the entire structure when production is complete.

Best Block Split Face CMU’s meet or exceed the standards of ASTM C 90 and are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Split Face Masonry walls offer these benefits:

  • Reduced installation costs
  • Reduced building life-cycle cost
  • Durable, fast and simple concrete masonry construction
  • Safe and secure buildings
  • Pleasing interior and exterior surfaces
  • Versatility, in load-bearing or veneer applications: schools, colleges, office buildings, hospitals, churches, banks, armories, industrial buildings, detention facilities, shopping centers, and homes
  • Fire-safety, energy efficiency and sound absorption
  • Enhanced aesthetic beauty for any project
  • Unlimited options in design creativity

Please remember, all exterior CMU walls must be produced with an integral water-repellent and installed with a water repellent admixture in the mortar otherwise, a surface sealer which is breathable must be applied.

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Ground Face  

Great Lakes Diamond Polished Ground Faced Units are the most elegant choice you can make using a Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU). Diamond Polished Ground Faced Units can be used for load-bearing walls, masonry veneers or as distinctive accents within your design. The natural beauty of the earth’s aggregate is exposed by grinding the block’s surface with a diamond blade, resulting in a beautiful, polished stone-like texture. Diamond Polished Ground Faced Units meet or exceed the standards or ASTM C 90 and are available in a variety or sizes and colors.

Great Lakes Diamond Ground Faced Masonry offers the following benefits with rugged elegance:

  • Reduced installation costsgroundface
  • Reduced building life-cycle cost
  • Easy to maintain surfaces
  • Durable, fast and simple concrete masonry construction
  • Safe and secure buildings
  • Pleasing interior and exterior surfaces
  • Versatility, in load-bearing or veneer applications: schools, colleges, office buildings, hospitals, churches, banks, armories, industrial buildings, detention facilities, shopping centers, and homes
  • Fire-safety, energy efficiency and sound absorption
  • Enhanced aesthetic beauty for any project
  • Unlimited options in design creativity

The elegance of the Great Lakes Diamond Polished Ground Faced Unit is achieved by applying a surface coat after the walls are cleaned. This enhances and highlights the color you’ve selected for your design. Please remember, all exterior CMU walls must be produced with an integral water-repellent and installed with a water repellant admixture in the mortar, otherwise a surface sealer which is breathable must be applied.

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Cast Brick

Best Block Cast Brick offers the community pleasing beauty of brick with the practical benefits of single-wythe CMU.

Cast Brick are specially manufactured concrete masonry units used to build single wythe, load bearing masonry walls that simulate the look of brick but saving approximately 30% of your wall cost and 50% of your project time.

Cast Brick has been used on exterior walls that still look great and function well after 20 years of extreme exposure.castbrick

Cast Brick’s unique texture and consistent color ranges have satisfied requirements on a wide variety of projects, including: churches, site walls, office complexes, retail centers, and residential housing.

All Cast Brick is produced with an integral water-repellent. An appropriate admixture must be used in the mortar.

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NRG:

Looking for a high performance insulated block with zero thermal bridging?

Each NRG insulated concrete masonry unit features an architectural finish exterior, continuous EPS (effective R-22) insulation, and an impact resistant masonry finish interior.NRG groundface block 1

A recent NRG project employed thirty thousand NRG units to achieve LEED Platinum.
NRG is a winner of the NY State Governor’s Award for Energy Excellence.

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