Concrete Block has gained popularity in
recent years for a number of reasons. It demonstrates strong
resistance to temperature changes, weather extremes, fire and
sound, while offering practical and artistic flexibility to
architects and contractors through a wide variety of sizes,
shapes, colours and textures. For its overall practicality,
structural properties, long-lasting appearance and low
maintenance, it’s hard to beat concrete block for nearly any type
of building or structure.
development has been concentrated on improving the appearance of "visual"
concrete – the type of concrete that is designed to be seen, rather than to be
covered up. The shades of gray can
be brightened by using white cement, silver sand and a near-white granite when
making up the concrete. More importantly, the surface texture can be treated in
interesting ways. Finishes can be varied by treating the surface directly or by
applying different types of aggregate.
is becoming evermore popular in recent years.
J D Masonry has
used this product in a number of their projects. A few of these projects include the YMCA in Guelph,
Ontario and AccuFax in Milton, Ontario. This product is supplied by both Weck
and Pittsburgh Corning.
To view some of the many different colours and textures available from these
suppliers, please feel free to click on either of the links below to be taken to
their web site.
Corning Glass Blocks