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SPECIAL NOTES

SPLIT BLOCK UNITS
Orco split block is a structural concrete masonry material that conforms to standards for hollow load bearing concrete masonry units as published by the Concrete Masonry Association and exceeds A.S.T.M. C-90-96 Standards and UBC Standard 21-4. Note. Split block units are also available in ultra light (85lbs. Per cubic foot). See ultra light section for details.

Split face block starts out looking very similar to a precision block with an extra wide face shell.
After the block has aged for a specified time , then the block is split to achieve the split face block texture..When ordering please specify if you need the block split on one side or both sides as they are manufactured from different molds. Since there are many shapes, sizes, and colors from which to choose, split face as a rule is a specific order. Please place your order several weeks prior to expected delivery. We can help you to design a project utilizing the split face
that we do keep in stock. Some blocks made in split face are not made in precision block and
vice versa.

SPLIT ONE SIDE AND ONE SIDE ONE END UNITS
Split one side units are made in 4", 6", 10" and 12" wide, 4", 6" and 8" high. Consult the drawing in the section and your local representative for additional information.

SPLIT TWO SIDES
These units are a nominal size and manufactured in many shapes and sizes. Split two sides and one end are also available. See the drawings in this section for a better understanding.

SPLIT FACE TEXTURE
To achieve the smooth split face texture we use a four way hydraulic splitter. It has one blade on each side as well as one on top and one on the bottom. By using hydraulic pressure at the proper settings we can control the split face unit on the outside edge to form a relatively clean edge in which the mason can lay the block with increased accuracy, thus the texture forms in the middle of the unit. Sometimes the aggregate is more concentrated in one area of the block and
other times it is further back inside the unit. No two block look alike due to the splitting action which enhances the appearance.

HIGH-STRESS SPLIT FACE UNITS
Hi-stress split face units come in 8", 10", and 12" widths, 4", 6" and 8" in height, split on one and two sides are made in 3750 net P.S.I.. Limited stock is available in grey. Other colors are available upon request.

COLOR OF SPLIT FACE UNITS
Every effort is made to insure color consistency by Orco Block, however, it must be understood that we are using materials from the earth and cannot control color variation in the cement and sand which may change the block color slightly from run to run. We guarantee the color only to range of color. For larger projects, we recommend that you have your block manufactured in “one run”. This will help to control the color range. We have a wide variety of colors from which to make your selection. There may be an additional charge for the color you select. Refer to the Price List for this information. Orco Block recommends using matching mortar when using colored split block. Please call your architectural representative for additional information.

LEGEND
S/F = Split Face
1S = One Side
V/S = Vertical Score

For exact configurations & dimensions of cores please consult your Architectural Representative.

 

 
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