Elevate your next masonry project with one of Echelon’s performance upgrade options. From oversized masonry units that produce a classic aesthetic, to insulated concrete blocks that improve energy efficiency, to acoustical concrete masonry units (CMUs) that dampen sound in large spaces, learn how you can take your project to the next level.
The performance upgrade options for our masonry products focus on five primary areas: energy efficiency, aesthetic enhancement, sustainability, moisture management and architectural acoustics/soundproofing.
Acoust-Wal® sound-absorbing masonry units are your acoustical and aesthetic solution in one product. Whether it’s a school gym, lecture hall or performance arts center, Acousta-Wal is your indoor/outdoor solution to sound absorption and control. Its unique design controls sound transmission as it absorbs sound at all frequencies, even the difficult-to-control low frequencies.
InsulTech™ ICMU is a complete thermally broken insulated masonry system which includes a full complement of masonry units. Insultech offers high thermal efficiency in an innovative design combining a pre-assembled structural masonry unit, molded EPS insulation insert and thin veneer face. It provides design flexibility, installation efficiency and is available in both standard finishes as well as Trenwyth® colors and textures.
Every component of the EnduraMax® High-Performance Wall System is specifically engineered to work together, forming a total cladding solution that adds superior energy performance. The complete system offers an insulation value of R9.2 steady state. This extra layer of thermal protection means building owners can benefit from a cladding system that helps meet and exceed today’s demanding energy codes.
Change the aesthetics of your next project by adding Oldcastle’s filled and polished or high polished options to your architectural block or CMU. This performance upgrade option allows you to maintain all the benefits of a pre-finished architectural concrete masonry unit—one step installation, maintenance-free and easy-to-clean—but with the look of a smooth terrazzo finish!
Monumental Series over-sized masonry units are large, specialty sized pre-finished architectural concrete masonry units used to create large-scale walls, columns and arches of monumental proportion. These units are constructed from integrally colored concrete with one or more faces ground to expose the variegated colors of the natural aggregates.