Architectural masonry is the evolvement of standard gray concrete masonry blocks into aesthetically pleasing concrete masonry units (CMUs). These architectural blocks include a wide array of bricks which vary in shape, size, and texture, and can be used as a stand-alone or in conjunction with other standard masonry materials. Our durable architectural brick blocks are combined with an integral water repellant and come in a variety of colors and finishes. Explore Oldcastle architectural blocks and concrete masonry units from Echelon.
Ground Face or Marble Face units are manufactured using a unique combination of colored, tightly mixed aggregate to create a smooth ground face finish. Units are manufactured with an integral water repellant.
Shotblasting produces a distinctive “weathered aggregate” surface for a unique finish referred to as either Weathered or Shot Blasted block. These masonry units are manufactured with moisture repellant to reduce moisture penetration and resist mildew.
Split Face masonry units are integrally colored pre-finished architectural concrete masonry blocks with a beautiful, rough-hewn texture to one or more faces. Units are molded with two units attached face to face. The units are then mechanically split apart after having been cured, leaving the split face with a rough texture, similar to natural stone. The splitting process reveals the aggregates used in the masonry block, so different aggregates will give different appearances and no two CMUs are exactly alike.