Architectural Masonry is the evolvement of standard gray concrete masonry blocks into aesthetically pleasing concrete masonry units (CMUs). These masonry blocks can be used as a stand alone or in conjunction with other masonry materials. Our architectural bricks are combined with an integral water repellant and come in a variety of colors and texture finishes. Explore Oldcastle bricks and standard concrete masonry blocks from Echelon.
Split Face masonry units are integrally colored pre-finished architectural concrete blocks with a beautiful, rough-hewn texture on 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 block, so different aggregates will give different appearances and no two units are exactly alike.
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.