This is a classic style and size of brick that has been used in our geographic area for many decades (“Ontario” size). It is a solid, smooth faced brick that comes in 5 colours, where the pigments are evenly distributed throughout the entire brick, not just the surface, thus holding their colour year after year.
All standard blocks are manufactured to C.S.A. Standard A165.1-04. The strength of all units meets or exceeds the CSA A165.1-04 of 15.0MPa, and as proud members of the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA) we follow the strict guidelines agreed to as an organization, some of which are, to promote research and development, and assist in the marketing and training aspects within the industry, as well as to educate the general public about what is safer – block or drywall. For more shapes and sizes, please contact our office at 905-727-1311
Just like regular concrete masonry units, these blocks are produced to the CSA Standard A165.1-04, however their strengths are much greater than the minimum that is the CSA requirement. Architect specifications often ask for higher concrete strengths in their designs. We are able to provide these higher strengths through special mix designs, on an as per needed basis. The higher strengths vary from 20MPa to 35MPa, in 5MPa increments, and are clearly marked on the block with a bolt marking, in the following manner: 15 MPa – no bolt marks 20 MPa – 1 bolt mark 25 MPa – 2 bolt marks 30 MPa – 3 bolt marks 35 MPa – 4 bolt marks
Lightweight Block is produced from blast-furnace slag, a recyclable material from the steel manufacturing process, and offers the same reliable performance and benefits as medium weight block while enhancing several key properties including:
Architectural Concrete Blocks allow the designer to combine colour, texture and profile to provide a limitless range of building appearance options. They are used for both structural and veneer applications and these structural units offer economic and environmental benefits, all adhering to the CSA Standard A165.1-4. Architectural Block are not stocked items, and are thus considered to be special orders – for colour, sizes, corners, etc. Jobsite delivery is usually 3 weeks from receipt of a written purchase order and deposit. Please contact our office at 905-727-1311 for further details.
This is a unique wall unit that is primarily used as a Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) Unit. It is a unit that is designed to create rugged looking natural stone walls up to 30 feet in height – engineered wall systems. However, because of its strength and durability, it is often used for steps, terraces and small free-standing walls of 3 feet or less. The hollow cores and interlocking mechanism that exists make it easier to install than most other retaining wall systems.
This wall unit is the ideal choice for constructing simple garden walls with a classic split stone look. The wall unit has a unique double-wing design and hollow core, making it easy to handle and install. Easily create curved walls by knocking off the wing(s) without any cutting at all. The units are also available in an antique, weathered look, giving you an instant aged appearance.