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Concrete Block: Concrete Masonry Units

Concrete Masonry Units (CMU)

Concrete Block, or Concrete Masonry Units (CMU) as they are known in the masonry industry, are the core building material of masonry structures. Available in a variety of standard and specialty shapes, styles, and integral colors; RCP Block & Brick prides itself on the quality, consistency, and sustainability of its manufactured concrete block products. RCP Block & Brick Concrete Masonry Units (CMUs) are manufactured in San Diego, CA from a mixture of locally sourced cements, sands, and aggregates.

Precision Concrete Block CMU

Precision Block

Smooth Finish

Splitface Concrete Block CMU

Splitface Block

Rough Texture & Exposed Aggregates

Regalstone Concrete Block CMU

Regalstone Block

Smooth Finish & Exposed Aggregates

Shotblast Concrete Block CMU

Shotblast Block

Pitted Texture & Exposed Aggregates

Slump Block Concrete Block CMU

Slump Block

Slumped Appearance

Specialty Masonry Units:

Empress Screen Block Breeze Block

Empress Screen Block

"Breeze Block"

Solar Panel Ballast Block Units

Solar Panel Ballast Block

4x8x16 - 30lbs

Seves Glass Block

Glass Block

Seves Glass Block

Custom Colors and Sizes:

RCP Block & Brick’s concrete block is manufactured in a variety of different styles, textures, and colors; and specifically designed to meet the specifications of a variety of concrete masonry unit projects. Please visit each concrete block style to view available colors.

Everyday stock colors of RCP Block & Brick's manufactured concrete block include La Paz (tan color) and Natural (gray color) colors. Though through special order, an endless combination of custom sizes, custom finishes, custom colors, and custom aggregates; the perfect concrete block can be created for any masonry project.

All custom colors and styles of concrete block are run on a per job basis and are available with a four to six week lead time. Minimum quantity production order may be required.

Structural & Non-Structural Concrete Block Units:

Structural concrete block units conform to ASTM C90, Specification for Load-bearing Masonry Units, Medium Weight. These units also comply with the latest editions of ACI 530, and Chapter 21 of the California Building Code (CBC) and the International Building Code (IBC). To achieve the industry standard Medium Weight, RCP Block manufactures its concrete block with black volcanic cinders that conform to ASTM C331, Specification for Lightweight Aggregates for Concrete Masonry Units. Different weights and design strengths are available on Special Order. RCP Block & Brick’s non-structural concrete masonry units (CMUs) conform to ASTM C129, Specification for Non-load bearing Concrete Masonry Units.

Green Concrete Block with Recycled Material:

RCP Block & Brick’s third party certification by the ICC-ES shows that when specified to meet USGBC LEED, CHPS, or Cal Green, RCP Block & Brick manufactures a concrete block that will conform to the post-consumer recycled content per ICC SAVE: VAR 1003. Minimum quantity production order may be required.


Information for Hardscape and Masonry AEC Professionals

AEC Professionals

Construction Details & Technical Info

RCP Green Manufacturing Practices


Green Building Practices

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