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