Building Materials

  • Masonry Tools
  • Sprayers
  • Drainage Tile and Fittings
  • Type M, N, S Mortar
  • Concrete Finishing Tools


  • Grey Block
  • Split Face Block
  • Colored and Specialty Block


  • Belden Brick
  • Redland Brick
  • Manufactured Stone

Delivery Methods

  • Boom Trucks
  • Flatbed with PiggyBack forklifts
Rule of Thumb
  • Block
  • 40 block per bag of mortar
  • 250 lbs. mason sand per bag mortar
  • 1.125 block per sq. ft. of wall area
  • Length of the wall X.75 = number of block per course
  • The height of wall X1.5 = number of courses
  • Brick- Modular
  • 140 brick per bag of mortar
  • Approx. 1 ton of mason sand per 1000 brick
  • 7 brick per sq. ft. of the wall (allows for waste)
  • 1 1/2 brick per running feet of wall
  • 4.625 courses of brick per foot of wall height
  • 5 brick per sq. ft. for paving and hearths (laid flat- solid brick)
  • 1 wall tie for every 10 brick (100 wall ties per 1000 brick)
  • Filling cores with concrete
  • 12'' block- 75 block per yard
  • 8'' block- 100 block per yard
terms & abbreviations

Concrete Masonry Units (CMU) are used in virtually every type of building construction. Standard block are common in the load bearing walls of buildings. These blocks are available in a variety of sizes and are categorized by block width. Blocks are produced with actual dimensions 3/8 in. smaller to allow for a mortar joint. A variety of finished wall appearances can be achieved by varying the size, color, or bond pattern. See below for a list of common terms and abbreviations.