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special notes | castle rock/shadow rock

SPECIAL NOTES

Designer Series Block are manufactured and sold through an extensive network of Concrete Block Manufacturers throughout the United States and Canada. These manufacturers are licensed by Designer Blocks, Inc. who provides the equipment and owns the patent rights to these products. This network provides prompt service, competitive costs, and an appreciation of local needs and desires.

Two new faces comprise the Designer Series. They are Shadow Stone which divides the 8”x16” surface into three unequal sections that are split on different planes creating 6 separate shapes in each pair of block and Castle Rock which divides the 8”x16” surface into two unequal sections that are split on different planes creating 4 separate shapes in each pair of block.

APPLICATIONS:
Designer Series Block may be installed wherever concrete masonry units are used. They are load-bearing, fire-resistant, noise reducing and durable. They are well suited for exterior and interior walls. Designer Series Block have been used on the following types of buildings, commercial, offices, industrial, churches, schools, apartments, motels, municipal, restaurants and residences.

INSTALLATION:
Shadow Stone and Castle Rock cmu’s shall be laid in running bond (half-bond) pattern. Units shall be selected randomly from block cubes so as to not to create a defined pattern. The backside of the wall shall be kept smooth and plumb. All mortar joints shall be tooled and/or compressed. Care should be taken at control joints and jambs to maintain an irregular pattern. Quarter, half and three-quarter pieces will be allowed when needed.

MATERIALS:
Shadow Stone and Castle Rock cmu’s shall be made in normal weight aggregates complying with ASTM C-33 or where appropriate in lightweight aggregates complying with ASTM C-331.

COLOR:
Where required, provide integral color to be mixed with cement and aggregates to match the color selection provided by the local licensee. A wide range of colors are usually available.

TECHNICAL DATA:
Shadow Stone and Castle Rock concrete masonry units shall be manufactured in nominal face dimensions 16” long x 8” high standard thicknesses (4”, 8”, 12”, etc) Special shapes shall be provided as required for corners, jambs, control joints, and lintels.

PERFORMANCE:
Shadow Stone and Castle Rock cmu’s shall be manufactured to comply with ASTM designation C-90 grade N.

AVAILABILITY:
Designer Series Blocks are available through an extensive network of concrete block manufacturers.

  • Rugged, rough-hewn, textural beauty
  • Won’t fade or absorb moisture
  • Highly durable and weather-resistant
  • Virtually indestructible and maintenance-free
  • Back-up surface and face in one unit
  • Lower installation cost than brick
  • Custom colors available
  • Mortar color can be matched

 

 
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