Masonry has been with us for thousands of years. It’s many benefits prove it to be a superior construction material, with performance existing far beyond that of light-weight walls.
Design Flexibility: Masonry products can be made in an infinite variety of shapes and sizes to meet any architectural design requirements. In other words, concrete masonry units will get the job done.
Color & Texture: With thier integral color and textures, and the wide range of surface treatments, concrete masonry products are ideal as a both a construction material and a finish material.
Fire Resistance: Masonry products are unsurpassed for fire resistance, and are essential where good fire protection is needed. Many instances have occured where masonry is the only material standing after a fire.
Acoustic Separation: Because of their mass and air-tightness, concrete masonry walls provide superior sound isolation and control in your structure. Performance unmatched in many other building materials.
Weatherability: Masonry materials are extremely durable and resistant to sun, wind, and rain. They offer greater infiltration control than many alternative wall construction. There is a reason masonry has been around for thousands of years.
Easy Maintenance: Masonry walls are maintenance-free, and retain their beauty and appearance for the life of the building. With the addition of chemical sealants, protection from things such as vandalism can be achieved as well.
Recycled Content: RCP Block & Brick’s masonry units have been certified as having 25% post-consumer recycled content. RCP’s third party certification comes from the ICC-ES SAVE program.
LEED Points: The benefits of using masonry material extends into the LEED Program where some masonry products may earn LEED points. Learn more about LEED points from Hardscape & Masonry.
Masonry is the material of our past and our future. For more information on the benefits of building with masonry, please contact the RCP Block & Brick architectural support department.