Concrete Brick Information Roanoke VA

Besides providing the durability, fire resistance, economy, and easy maintenance common to all masonry materials, today's concrete brick in Roanoke also offer the aesthetic factors of scale, texture, and color associated with brick masonry.

D L Barker Paving
(540) 293-1453
Roanoke, VA
 
B & B Paving
(540) 989-7474
1635 Aviation Dr Nw
Roanoke, VA
 
Masonrymart
(540) 982-3588
1510 Wallace Ave Ne
Roanoke, VA
 
Draper S R Paving Company
(540) 774-4419
4742 Old Rocky Mount Rd Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
Diamond Paving
(540) 985-5655
3735 Franklin Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Associated Asphalt Inc
(540) 345-8867
2677 Roanoke Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
J & J Asphalt
(540) 345-9677
3156 Baker Ave Nw
Roanoke, VA
 
Asphalt Sealing Repair
(540) 342-7726
Roanoke, VA
 
Bryan Bourne Dba Asphalt Paving
(540) 989-7474
4938 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, VA
 
J & J Paving Company
(540) 345-9600
3008 Baker Ave
Roanoke, VA
 

Concrete Brick Information

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Source: Masonry Construction
Publication date: April 1, 1992

By Thomas Hedrick

Abstract:

Besides providing the durability, fire resistance, economy, and easy maintenance common to all masonry materials, today's concrete brick also offer the aesthetic factors of scale, texture, and color associated with brick masonry.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES


Concrete brick are composed of portland cement mixed with aggregates such as gravel, crushed stone, sand, and manufactured lightweight aggregate to produce either normal-weight or lightweight units. Their properties are governed by ASTM C 55, "Standard Specification for Concrete Brick."

AESTHETIC FACTORS


Various colors, textures, and shapes can be achieved in manufacture. After brick are cured, antiquing, slurrying, rolling, coating, tumbling, or dusting them with various coloring agents further expands aesthetic possibilities.

WATER ABSORPTION AND MOISTURE RESISTANCE


Concrete brick's inherent high compressive strength, combined with the aesthetic need for a denser, finer texture, dictate that their cement-to-aggregate ratio be much higher than that of standard concrete block.

COST


The cost of concrete brick ranges widely, from about $110 to $250 per 1,000. The low end represents modular fill brick, typically used in combination with standard block. In the higher range, cost increases depend on a number of factors, including the size of the units.

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